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Introduction

Every application we use stores our data and shows our progress always. The online banking and transaction applications store our transaction details and display them. Did you ever wonder how the application shows details even from the past years? Where do they store the details? Yes, you guessed correctly. They store all the details in a “cloud”. 

Cloud Computing is a technology that uses remote servers to store, access, and manage data online. The data can be audio, video, files, images, text, etc. Cloud computing is highly reliable as we can access the data on the cloud from anywhere and any device. The cloud offers us services based on our requirements and our purpose. In this article, let’s learn about a service provided by cloud DaaS - Desktop as a Service.

DaaS - Desktop as a Service

DaaS is a service offered by the cloud to the users where the virtual desktops are provided with a licensed subscription. The service provider handles the backend, including maintenance, backup, storage, security, and updates. There are two types of desktops available in DaaS; persistent and non-persistent.

Persistent Desktop

The persistent desktop allows users to customize and save a desktop. The permanent desktops require more storage than non-permanent desktops and are more expensive.

Non-persistent desktop

The desktop is erased whenever the user logs out to access shared cloud services. Cloud providers can allow customers to access both permanent and non-permanent desktops.

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How does DaaS work?

The cloud provider offers services like infrastructure, network resources, storage, and streams the virtual desktops to all the users. The users can access the services and data through a browser or software. The organizations can avail of the services according to the subscription and licenses. These desktops stream over the Internet from a centralized server. Suppose the workload gets high on one server. In that case, the administrators can migrate a running virtual machine from one physical server to another within a few seconds, allowing the applications to run uninterrupted.

Why DaaS?

DaaS - Desktop as a Service provides us with many advantages over the traditional desktop model. Let’s take a look at a few benefits listed below.

  • Faster deployments - As the desktop is already configured, we need to connect it to the device and give the deployments.
  • Less downtime - The cloud services also offer remote IT support, so that the issues with servers can be resolved real quick.
  • Security - The service can be disconnected anytime from the device, if the device is stolen or gets blocked, so nobody else can get access to your details.
  • Less power consumption - The DaaS services require less computing power, making them inexpensive and affordable.

FAQs

  1. What is cloud computing?
    Cloud computing is a storage technology that uses remote servers to store, access, and manage data online. The data can be audio, video, files, images, text, etc. Cloud computing is highly reliable as we can access the data on the cloud from anywhere and any device.
     
  2. What is a DaaS service?
    DaaS is a service offered by the cloud to the users where the virtual desktops are provided with a licensed subscription. The service provider handles the backend, including maintenance, backup, storage, security, and updates.
     
  3. What are the pros of DaaS?
    DaaS provides the users with advantages like enhanced security, high performance, reduced costs, fast deployments, less power consumption, etc.
     
  4. What are DaaS providers?
    vDesk.works, Amazon Web Services, Citrix, Cloudalize, Evolve IP., Microsoft, MTM Technologies, VMware are a few of the most used DaaS service providers worldwide.
     
  5. How do I choose DaaS?
    You can choose your DaaS by considering a few factors like user experience, security, performance, costs, etc.

Key Takeaways

We have discussed the concept of cloud computing and DaaS - Desktop as a Service in cloud computing.

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Introduction
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DaaS - Desktop as a Service
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Persistent Desktop
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Non-persistent desktop
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How does DaaS work?
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Why DaaS?
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FAQs
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Key Takeaways