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Desktop as a Service (DaaS)’s Desktop as a Service (DaaS) provides a comprehensive, scalable, and secure cloud-based virtual desktop solution, supporting your business operations with seamless accessibility.

What is Desktop as a Service (DaaS)?

As the global IT landscape and traditional work environment continues to evolve, the physical boundaries of the workplace have disappeared. More teams are operating remotely, and need uninterrupted access to their organizational data and systems. This ensures seamless collaboration and higher productivity, while still meeting and exceeding customer expectations.

With so many competitive technology options in today’s market, it can be difficult to make the right choice for your organization. IT infrastructures must be built on the strong foundation of agility, flexibility, scalability, and robust cybersecurity.

Desktop as a Service or DaaS is a Cloud Computing service that fulfills all the necessary requirements, especially organizational productivity, while enabling today’s remote and hybrid work environments.

Imagine you’re working from a cozy cafe, but you need to access your work computer with all your programs and files. That’s the magic of Desktop as a Service (DaaS) at play! Let’s dive into how it works with a real-life spin.

How Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Works?

DaaS is a lot like your everyday physical laptop or PC, but with one key difference – the desktop and accessible data “lives” inside the data center of your Cloud Service Provider (CSP), or DaaS provider.

This Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktop or DaaS solution is accessed by end users via the internet on their endpoint devices, giving your employees the ability to collaborate and remotely access their entire desktop, database, and applications with ease.

DaaS - Your Work Desktop in the Cloud

Think of DaaS as a “Netflix” for your work computer. Instead of movies, you access a virtual desktop environment that is streamed directly from a cloud provider’s data center. This virtual desktop holds your operating system (Windows, Linux, Mac etc.), applications, and data, just like your physical work computer.

Here’s a breakdown of how DaaS works:

The Cloud Playground

Cloud service providers like ATSG have massive data centers with powerful servers, storage, and software. This is where your virtual desktop “lives”. ATSG leverages state of the art Equinix data centers for its Cloud Computing solutions and services, so you always get the optimal user experience.

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Setting Up Your Virtual Office

Your IT team works with the DaaS provider to configure your virtual desktop environment. They choose the operating system (OS), install essential productivity software like Office 365, and setup security measures. We make this whole process a breeze, thanks to our ATSGOne Cloud Manager portal.


Boot Up Anywhere, Anytime, Any Device

You, the end user, can now access your virtual desktop from any device with an internet connection – your desktop, laptop, tablet, or even a smartphone. You’ll use a special client app or web browser to remotely access your virtual desktop that is hosted in the Cloud.

Is DaaS Right for You?

DaaS is a powerful tool for businesses of all sizes, especially those with a mobile workforce, or specific software needs. DaaS is ideal for a wide range of use cases, particularly for organizations that don’t want a PC refresh every year or so. When equipped with powerful Nvidia GPUs, our Cloud Desktops can handle graphics intensive workloads as well.


DaaS in Action - Final Thoughts

DaaS offers a glimpse into the future of work, where your productivity environment isn’t tied to a physical machine or cubicle, but exists wherever you have an internet connection. So, pack your laptop, grab a decent internet source, and get ready to work from anywhere (WFX) via DaaS, in a secure, efficient and compliant environment.