Companies considering a migration to cloud computing may see low-hanging fruit when they adopt desktop as a service (DaaS). This virtual solution separates the user experience from physical hardware, which is all managed in the cloud by the services provider.
The reason many companies see it as a quick win is that it comes with so many benefits. Here are just a few of them:
Cost Savings: Often, the cost efficiency of a cloud solution is what first makes it a consideration. With DaaS, you will see a significant reduction in costs as a result of its categorization as an operating expense rather than a capital investment. The handling of all hardware, maintenance, updates, and management by the cloud provider gives additional savings.
Lightening the IT Load: When your company chooses DaaS, the cloud services provider will be responsible for updates, troubleshooting and maintenance, freeing up your IT team for a more strategic focus. In addition, DaaS offers centralized management tools so when it’s time to provision or monitor desktops, IT can work efficiently.
Scalability and Flexibility: Whether your company experiences seasonality in demand or you’re in a growth trajectory, a scalable cloud computing solution provides a subscription pay model that equips you to pay only for what you use. It’s easy to spin up more users in a matter of minutes, making it ideal for variable workload volume.
Collaboration: With the collaboration capabilities of DaaS, workers can avoid version control issues, working in real-time on the same desktop solutions. And because they can enjoy a consistent work experience in any location with a connection, many of the time constraints of team projects can be eliminated.
Supporting Remote Work: Many companies continue to support some remote work. With DaaS, managers have flexibility in allowing employees to work from anywhere they are most productive. A DaaS solution works from a range of devices, including smartphones and tablets, so employees are equipped to work in a variety of settings.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Whether it’s a natural disaster like a fire or flood, or a cyber security breach, DaaS allows you to restore business operations quickly following a disruption. You’ll have backup data and systems available from your cloud provider that allow you to safeguard your business.
Improved User Experiences: Investing in cloud computing allows your company to leverage its infrastructure, which offers a high-performance experience with low latency and solid bandwidth connections. This provides users with a smooth and efficient interaction with your systems. DaaS also allows for personalized desktop configurations, so that every employee can work in the environment that best suits their productivity and preferences.
If you are considering a variety of cloud computing migration options, you can’t go wrong by prioritizing DaaS. It offers cost-savings while significantly improving the user experience. To learn more about the various solutions available, contact us at Safari Solutions.