What is Desktop as a Service (DaaS)?

Desktops-as-a-Service or simply DaaS, securely delivers virtual apps and desktops from the cloud to any device or location. This desktop virtualization solution provisions secure saas and legacy applications as well as full Windows-based virtual desktops and delivers them to your workforce. DaaS offers a simple and predictable pay-as-a-go subscription model, making it easy to scale up or down on-demand. This turnkey service is easy to manage, simplifying many of the IT admin tasks of desktop solutions.

How does DaaS work?

Desktops as a Service (DaaS) delivers virtual applications and desktop services via a public or private cloud service. Your workforce can access this service through an internet connection via an html-based web browser or a secure application downloaded to a device such as a laptop, desktop, thin client or tablet.

DaaS is offered as a subscription service and is multitenant in nature. The backend virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) infrastructure, including the virtual machines that run desktop operating systems, is hosted by a third-party cloud provider. The DaaS provider then streams the virtual desktops to a customer’s end-user devices.

DaaS providers manage the VDI deployment, as well as the maintenance, security, upgrades, data backup, and storage. And the customer manages the applications and desktop images. DaaS is a good choice for organizations that don’t want to invest in and manage their own on-premises VDI solution.

What’s the difference between VDI and DaaS?

DaaS is a form of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), hosted in the cloud. With VDI, an organization deploys virtual desktops from its own on-premises data centers. In-house IT teams are responsible for deploying the virtual desktops as well as purchasing, managing, and upgrading the infrastructure.

DaaS is essentially the same thing but the infrastructure is cloud-based. Organizations that subscribe to a DaaS solution don’t need to manage their own hardware.

为什么选择 DaaS?

员工希望在任何地点从任何设备访问他们的工作内容。而公司在寻找低成本、简单的解决方案,向需要完成工作的人员安全交付应用程序和桌面。传统 PC 环境,无论是员工密码重置等简单问题,还是影响用户体验和生产力的更新安全补丁和升级等复杂问题,都会给 IT 管理带来挑战和占据 IT 管理员的宝贵时间。

虽然许多客户转向了虚拟化应用和桌面,但其中的复杂性和资本投入让各个行业开始寻找能在运营支出框架内运行的简化解决方案。

对于喜欢 VDI 的集中化、安全性和管理,但也被有专业组织替他们执行基本桌面管理的简单性吸引的客户,桌面即服务 (DaaS) 可以成为替代解决方案。 通过简化运营并向其劳动力安全交付 Windows 桌面和应用,DaaS 为 IT 提供了诸多优势。

DaaS 的突出优势:

  • 灵活性:员工、季节性员工和承包商从任何地点使用经济高效的设备均能安全地访问他们的应用程序、远程桌面和数据,无论他们在哪里工作,都可以保持生产力。
  • 可扩展性:根据需求快速向上扩展应用程序和桌面,在不需要时向下拓展,满足 IT 成本需求。这包括并购 (M&A) 的各个阶段、在旺季配置员工、管理承包商(开发商)亦或是部署分支机构。
  • 业务连续性:DaaS 是一种支持灾难恢复 (DR) 计划的简单方式。快速响应,确保为员工的应用与桌面提供安全远程访问,并在发生自然灾害、疫情或任何其他意外事件时保持在线持续运行。为您的员工保证安全,让您的组织保持高效工作。DaaS 使按需增加用户和按需付费变得简单。
  • 节约成本:仅为您使用的部分付费,每年或每月付费的订阅模式。另外还能减少资本支出,享受更具可预测性的运营支出。
  • 安全性:DaaS 为用户提供安全访问点并能简化桌面和应用程序管理进程和流程。借助云中部署的应用程序和桌面,数据得到安全保存及保护,免遭数据丢失或设备被盗带来的风险。
  • Microsoft 合作伙伴:作为 Microsoft 的全球合作伙伴,Citrix DaaS 服务构建于 Microsoft 的 Azure 云之上,并与您的 Office 365、Windows 10、Teams 以及 Skype for Business 等日常应用与桌面需求无缝集成。
  • 管理:借助 Citrix,客户可以选择通过 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Standard for Azure 管理云服务,或者选择 Citrix 服务提供商代为管理。

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