Six advantages of the Desktop as a Service model | Present

According to data from the Bank of Spain, there was an increase in the percentage of companies that reduced their turnover to 26.4%, almost four points more than in the previous quarter. The current complicated economic scenario has led Spanish companies to start cutting costs in order to continue operating and investments in strategic technologies have been and will continue to be key to business survival in the years to come.

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) technology has among its advantages precisely this lowering of costs, in addition to others such as flexibility or scalability, typical of the cloud. Digital services consultancy atSistemas summarized them as follows:

Cost reduction
Unlike other previous technologies, the use of DaaS makes it possible to have practically zero investment in infrastructure, since the cloud provider is responsible for providing the equipment necessary for the implementation of the technology, thus avoiding the company to have to make an initial investment in infrastructure to be able to use this technology. In addition, the cost of the user license has also evolved in recent years and companies currently only have to pay for using the service.

Simplification of maintenance tasks
Being a cloud technology, the implementations are made with an infrastructure-as-code philosophy, which makes it easier to maintain. This is particularly important in the case of updates, since for the company many tasks related to the management of the system itself disappear, since it is a service offered by the cloud provider itself , as well as hardware inventory, which is managed by the DaaS Technology Provider.

Agility in implementation
Being services managed by cloud providers, DaaS can be implemented in less time than VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) because they need their own infrastructure to operate. For its part, DaaS can be set up almost automatically as soon as the company requiring the service contracts it with a cloud provider, thus allowing a faster and more functional set-up for the company.

Scalability and flexibility
One of the main advantages of DaaS is that being a cloud service, in the event of demand peaks, it is a scalable system that can be adapted to that demand, the same thing happens in cases where the demand drops, thus reducing costs for the company which only has to pay for what it uses. The implementation of DaaS also increases access flexibility since, in the event that the employee needs to access other types of applications that he does not have on his device, he will be able to do so. no problem and the updates will be automatic on their device.

According to data from the sixth Hiscox Cyberpreparation report, more than half of Spanish companies have been victims of a cyberattack in the last year. Despite this, virtual desktops are secure and isolated environments since business information is not stored on the company’s own on-premises server, but is offshored, greatly reducing the possibility of data theft, corruption loss of data or end device failure and significantly reduces the security investment the business must make.

Remote access to all services
Previous technologies only allowed limited access to corporate information from employee devices, requiring employees to physically travel to offices to access it securely. Rather, the primary benefit of implementing DaaS is the ability it gives employees access to all available corporate resources regardless of location, allowing them to work remotely from anywhere. anywhere in the world.

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