7 Habits of Highly Effective DaaS
There really is an end user computing revolution happening. We continue to be impressed by the rate at which Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is gaining ground. Every day we talk to organizations large and small who are ready to simplify datacenter infrastructure, if not eliminate it entirely, and manage their apps and desktops from the cloud. They realize that now there’s an easier, more affordable way to manage desktops and apps and keep mobile workforces productive. This is all happening in the context of changing roles for IT. IT teams have so much strategic value to offer the modern enterprise; their focus should be on gleaning insights from business intelligence and driving innovation across the business, not on tedious maintenance of outdated, on-premises datacenter and VDI infrastructure. But what should IT teams demand from a DaaS provider so they can truly benefit from cloud computing? What does highly effective DaaS look like? What are the characteristics of an enterprise-ready solution?
To get the answers you need, here are 7 key questions you should be asking your DaaS provider, and they’d better have brilliant answers for you!
(1) Is the solution a turnkey service?
The distinction to consider here is the difference between a “tool”, which helps you get a job done, and a “service”, which does the job for you so you don’t have to worry about it.
VDI is a tool (e.g., Citrix XenDesktop & VMware Horizon). Customers buy VDI licenses, some servers, some storage, some networking, and databases. They hire some consultants to deal with all this complexity and piece it all together and after all that expense they typically deliver their first virtual desktop in 9-12 months. There’s lots to worry about here – upgrades, availability, scalability – everyday, forever.
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Via the fine folks at Workspot.