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May 12, 2015
Citrix gave IT pros access to its Workspace Cloud platform with a test drive version that simplifies how to deploy desktops and apps from the cloud.
April 10, 2015
Amazon has made the app purchase, delivery and management process easier for DaaS customers but is still catching up in the market.
March 23, 2015
One college group in need of a desktop infrastructure refresh found sending workspaces to the cloud instead of implementing VDI was its best bet.
January 13, 2015
Many DaaS providers have name recognition on their side -- VMware, Amazon and Microsoft, for example. That clout has helped the DaaS market expand in 2014, and it will increase DaaS adoption in 2015.
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You can use Windows Server-based desktops to bypass Windows licensing complexity, but you may have app compatibility issues to content with instead. Continue Reading
SA, VDA and SPLA licensing terms make it difficult to understand how to deploy DaaS desktops and comply with Microsoft's rules. Even when you get the details sorted out, you might face a big bill for licenses. Continue Reading
Depending on how you do it, desktop as a service (DaaS) has the advantage of fairly low and predictable costs. Still, some deployment models can up the price tag considerably when shops are forced to factor in Windows licensing costs. If you want to... Continue Reading
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If your DaaS deployment has a direct connection with the provider, you could have some of the same issues a branch would. But if you need to scale or breakdown siloes quickly, cloud-based desktops could be right for you. Continue Reading
VDI may never see adoption rates over 20% because it takes a lot of upfront investment and on-site expertise. That adds up to big bucks, for many companies. But DaaS offloads the hardware and skills-based requirements that it takes to do VDI and ... Continue Reading
Shops that only need to support a few virtual desktops, have transient desktop needs or lack the in-house expertise to do VDI are all good potential DaaS customers. Continue Reading
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If you want to get a cloud desktop project off the ground, you'll have to sell your superiors on the idea first. Remind them that DaaS can save money, improve security and put some control over desktops back in your hands. Continue Reading
The number of XaaS offerings on the market is enough to make your head spin. You probably know what PaaS, SaaS and IaaS are, but how do DaaS and DRaaS fit in? It's time to get this straight. Continue Reading
DaaS has a lot of practical uses, but using it to deliver Windows applications to mobile devices is not one of them. Combine a DaaS tool with app refactoring, and now you're talking. Continue Reading
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DaaS has appeal, but that doesn't mean it works for everyone. If you have bandwidth limitations or workers would suffer from poor performance, it might not be right for you. Continue Reading
You can't really make the cloud more secure, but you can take some steps to make hosting desktops and applications in the cloud a little less scary, such as picking the right provider and crafting a favorable SLA. Continue Reading
DaaS has advantages, but don't discount cloud security concerns. Competitors, disgruntled employees and careless users can all put the data and desktops you host with DaaS providers at risk. Continue Reading