Desktop as a Service provider (DaaS provider)
A Desktop as a Service provider is a company that hosts virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)
for customers and delivers virtual desktops
to those organizations' end users.
A typical Desktop as a Service (DaaS)
provider runs a multi-tenant
architecture and guarantees customers a specific level of uptime through a service-level
The major benefit of using a Desktop as a Service provider is that organizations avoid the
significant up-front costs of a VDI deployment, instead paying a monthly subscription based on
usage. Depending on the DaaS provider, organizations may also be able to offload some management
tasks as well. The amount of control the DaaS provider has over management may be a point of
Desktop as a Service providers include Desktone, Leostream, AT&T and dinCloud.
Contributor(s): Colin Steele
This was last updated in April 2013
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