6 Reasons the Global Adoption of DaaS is Accelerating
DaaS, or desktop-as-a-service, is a cloud-based solution that has been rapidly growing in popularity across the globe. So much so, that partners interested in new revenue opportunities may want to investigate what this can mean for them.
A type of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), DaaS providers fully host and manage computing, storage, security and hardware, then provide virtual desktops and apps as a complete package to end-customers.
The advantages of DaaS include simplicity of use, financial flexibility, easy management and low costs, which can, among other things, free up IT resources, boost workforce agility and improve operational efficiency. Given these benefits, it should not be surprising that the demand for DaaS is only continuing to escalate. According to one report, for instance, the global DaaS market is expected to expand from $4.5 billion in 2022 to $9.8 billion in 2028.
The continued growth of this market is being driven both by marketplace trends, as well as the inherent benefits offered by DaaS.
1. Remote and Hybrid Work
Since 2020, employees around the world shifted to the work-from-anywhere paradigm, and employers were compelled to find remote collaboration solutions that boosted productivity, collaboration and security for their emerging virtual offices.
Arguably, remote and hybrid work has become the biggest factor driving the growth of DaaS, but it is certainly not the only one.
2. Financial Flexibility
As with most other cloud solutions, DaaS is offered through subscription or consumption-based payments, enabling end-customers to shift from upfront CAPEX investments to a pay-as-you-grow OPEX model.
This increased financial flexibility decreases costs and improves IT agility, workforce agility and even contributes to organizational agility.
3. Agility and Resilience
DaaS platforms, such as dinCloud Hosted Virtual Desktops (dinHVD), can be deployed quickly, easily and securely, and they can be scaled up or down to meet demand.
Employees can access their organization's files and data from any device, anytime, anywhere, which enables organizations to stay productive and resilient, even during disasters that impact the physical office.
While "digital transformation" has become something of a buzz phrase, it is true that success in the modern era requires digital-first business models that are built upon the advantages of the latest technologies.
Today, leading-edge solutions such as DaaS offer competitive advantages, but tomorrow, such solutions will become the norm.
Those who fail to keep up will be at a disadvantage to more digitally mature organizations, which means that digital transformation is not just a good idea, it is a prerequisite for success.
The remote work paradigm expands the scale of organizations’ networks and opens new avenues for attack, presenting new challenges for organizations just introducing remote work.
Fortunately, DaaS security teams manage and maintain many capabilities on the backend, such as identity and access management, software patches, installations and potential risk mitigation.
Partners and end-customers, therefore, can spend less time worrying about cyber risk and more time focused on their own business.
6. Simplified IT Management, Maintenance and Tech Support
DaaS vendors handle time-consuming customer service, management and maintenance tasks, ranging from software updates to hardware maintenance to tech support.
With a VDI, internal teams would be responsible for these tasks, which would significantly increase complexity and overhead.
With DaaS, however, internal IT can spend more time on work that matters – and, in an era where IT innovation often drives business outcomes, these extra resources can even enhance an organization’s competitive position.
Capitalizing on the DaaS Opportunity
The accelerated adoption of DaaS represents an opportunity for partners who want to ride this growing trend and deliver future-proofed, in-demand cloud solutions to their customers.
Offering cloud solutions such as DaaS can help partners strengthen their relationship with customers and position them for success, especially when leveraging best-of-breed solutions from premier DaaS providers.
Industry-leading CSPs such as dinCloud offer the "complete package" in terms of features, quality, usability, and affordability. dinCloud's hosted virtual desktop solution, dinHVD, include a fully virtualized Windows 10 operating system, a suite of productivity software, 99% uptime, 24/7 support, and easy self-service management through a web portal.
Category Company & Partnership News
Written by Christian Buerk
Published on July 27, 2022
Christian Buerk, Director of Cloud Sales, Ingram Micro Cloud
Christian Buerk brings a wide breadth of leadership experience in managing the Ingram Micro Cloud Sales Team by identifying opportunities, formulating strategies, and accomplishing success through planned execution.