Desktop as a Service...why not?
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It is strongly believed that the future of IT lies within the growing market of cloud computing. On-demand software services also known as 'Software as a Service (SaaS)' has already been embraced as a widely common delivery model for many business applications. 'Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)' means a lot of organizations are now purchasing IT resources like servers, data-center storage space and network equipment as a fully outsourced service. Many clients have also turned to 'Platform as a Service (PaaS)' offerings which ease the deployment of applications without the cost and complexity of purchasing and managing the underlying hardware/software and provisioning hosting capa
So, Desktop as a Service...why not?
One of the key benefits of cloud desktops, compared to traditional workstations, is that cloud desktops can dramatically reduce the TCO. According to an IDC white paper, virtual desktops on the cloud can reduce hardware 'Capital Expenditure (CAPEX)' by 56% annually and 'Operating Expenditure (OPEX) annually. If you think about it:
- Cloud clients cost on average 1/3 less than traditional PCs due to its longer life, no local hard disk etc...
- More cost-efficient end-user support management
- Centralized system provides a better desktop control for fast and easy provisioning of new systems and apps
- Reduced power consumption
Lower TCO makes sense...
So better security and compliance throught DaaS? ... I would say 'Yes'
Not hard to imagine:
DaaS definitely provides for better mobility and easier access.
Analysts have projected a rapid growth in the market for DaaS solutions. Based on an ABI Research published in June 2011, it is estimated that the global market for hosted virtual desktops will go up from around $500 million (2009) to about $5 billion (2016) cumulatively.