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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 contention, however.
Desktop as a Service providers include Desktone, Leostream, AT&T and dinCloud.