Desktop management is becoming increasingly important to the typical IT business. RNR Market Research expects the virtual desktop infrastructure market to expand by upwards of 27% before 2020 arrives. This trend is partially attributable to the rise of BYOD (bring your own device) policies at places of employment across the globe. There is also a push to decrease desktop management support to boot.
A Brief Refresher on Desktop as a Service (DaaS)
End users have demanded heightened access to information and apps across the past couple of years. No one wants to be limited to a certain device or location. These statements are true for the employees at the average IT business, employees at other companies and consumers in general.
The on-site management of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure has proved quite expensive and complicated for IT teams. Desktop as a Service (DaaS) was implemented to provide virtual desktop environments without obstacles or delay. This implementation occurred with just about any type of web-capable computing device. Yet it did not bust budgets or force the complicated management of on-site infrastructure. DaaS is revered as a fully secure virtual desktop environment that provides immediate access to important data at any time or location. This ability is becoming more and more important as time progresses.
DaaS Benefits: Reduce the Burden on Your IT Staff
It is no longer necessary for an IT team to invest valuable time on monotonous tasks when the administrators of the cloud can handle them with comparable ease. DaaS is a consistent means of providing desktop environments to users while meeting user desires/needs. DaaS basically centralizes management along with desktop control, data control, data backup, security, and disaster recovery. The end result is significantly heightened efficiency.
Another primary benefit of DaaS is scalability. Businesses that use DaaS are not saddled with a static solution. Rather, DaaS is quite dynamic. It empowers companies to provision new and improved virtual desktops without delay. This is a critically important capability when an organization is rapidly growing. DaaS makes it incredibly easy to scale resources according to an organization’s nuanced and constantly evolving demands.
DaaS is lauded as cost effective because it prevents a business from enduring the capital expenses tied to on-premises desktop management. Businesses that take advantage of the cloud can rent resources from a provider and merely pay the subscription-based cost.
Though plenty of people are adamant the cloud is either uber-safe or incredibly dangerous, the truth is that fears about the cloud are not legitimate. Recent studies show that cloud infrastructure offers more security than legacy systems. According to Gartner, a whopping 95% of cloud security failures will prove to be the customer’s fault the time 2020 rolls around. In fact, the cloud has proven to be so secure the vast majority of organizations will transfer important data to the cloud across the next couple of years.
The bottom line is that humans are much more fallible than the cloud. Human error has been and likely always will be the top cause for security snafus. The problem does not lie with cloud infrastructure. There are multiple layers of cloud safeguards in place to prevent data from being accessed by malicious individuals.
Why Businesses are Adopting DaaS
More and more organizations are using DaaS. One of the top motivations for the uptick is the fact that more employees are bringing their own devices to work. It is also important to note that remote workforces are on the upswing. Users demand increased mobility. Add in the fact that IT departments desire to lower costs and it is easy to understand why DaaS is en vogue.
Every Business Should Understand the Nuances of Virtual Desktops
As time progresses, virtual desktops will become even more ubiquitous and important. DaaS will spread across just about every type of industry in the next couple of years. Businesses will take advantage of this technology’s extensive benefits. Make sure your team stays up-to-date on the intricacies of virtual desktops and your IT business will enjoy quite the competitive advantage.