DaaS: What Is It, Why Use It, And When To Implement It

A global pandemic forced everyone overnight to close their physical offices and work remotely. As things are slowly to go back to normal, companies are carefully changing and adapting their strategies so that they can be more prepared. Companies who had adopted the notion of flexible work and already had the infrastructure in place were able to adapt to a full remote workforce quicker. One of the ways that they were able to achieve this was through desktop as a service (DaaS) because they had the flexibility and ability to scale up and down quickly and efficiently. In this episode of The Click-Down, Citrix Product Management Director Kireeti Valicherla and Citrix Senior Product Marketing Manager Adam Lotz talk to us about DaaS.

June 16, 2021
Ep 10

Executive summary

  • Learn what exactly is desktop as a service and how Citrix addresses it
  • Listen to Adam and Kireeti talk about the differences between VDI and DaaS
  • Understand the different architectural options you have when deploying DaaS and what benefits it provides

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Kireeti Valicherla
Product Management Director, Citrix

Kireeti Valicherla is Director, Product Management in the Workspace services team at Citrix. He has been with Citrix more than 13 years. He started in the engineering organization and later transitioned into product management organization. He currently is responsible for key technology areas of Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service) such as HDX, WEM, DaaS capabilities along with LTSR release strategy. He holds a masters' degree in computer science, and an MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Adam Lotz
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Citrix

In his 20 years at Citrix, Adam has held roles in engineering, product management, and product marketing across a half-dozen product lines. Focused today on Citrix DaaS, he helps customers drive their cloud initiatives and looks at how Citrix can provide a well-rounded IT experience for customers at any stage in their cloud journey.

Ana Ruiz
Technical Marketing Architect, Citrix

Ana loves creating content that enables customers to understand the best practices and functionalities of Citrix solutions. Ana started at Citrix more than 6 years ago as a college graduate in the leadership development program. She has held various roles prior to joining the technical marketing team during her career at Citrix including, inside sales engineer, mobility sales engineer, and virtualization senior sales engineer for enterprise accounts.

Daniel Feller
Lead Architect, Citrix

With more than 15 years of experience designing and securing virtual workspaces, Daniel continues to deliver solutions and best practices for all types of organizations. Like many in the tech field, Daniel’s background originated with an on-premises, Windows-based environment, and grew to encompass cloud, mobility and digital workspaces.

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