What is Desktop-as-a-Service?
Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a Microsoft Azure cloud offering where Microsoft hosts the infrastructure side of a virtual desktop solution. At the client side Windows 10 desktop is presented on user’s devices with very little difference to operating systems installed and running locally.
With DaaS, desktop operating systems run inside virtual machines on servers in the Microsoft Azure data center. All the necessary support infrastructure, including storage and network resources, is also located in the cloud. The DaaS service streams virtual desktops over a secure internet connection to a customer’s local device, where the windows 10 desktop can be accessed through client software or a web browser.
Outline Benefits of DaaS
Reduced Capital Expenditure
DAAS is a subscription-based service.
Reduced Support Costs
The core Infrastructure is managed by Microsoft.
You receive the same desktop experience from any device, and from any location.
Increased Data Security
No data stored on devices, cloud desktops are prevented from downloading malicious files.