Desktop as a Service Dominance, Greater Agility & Resilience by 2024

Market Insights


Summary:- Technology research and consulting firm Gartner predicts a surge in cloud investments for managed Desktop as a Service (DaaS). The impact will be considerable, for consumers and vendors of technology alike. 

The rapid change in today’s virtualization environment is creating additional business opportunities. CIOs and CTOs are accelerating digital transformation by implementing cloud platforms. They believe that their organizations can boost productivity and lower IT operating costs by adopting cloud-based desktops for new business technology transformation. So Desktop as a Service (DaaS) has become a significant priority for them since most employees are now working from home in covid-19.

 “There is no business strategy without a cloud strategy,” said Milind Govekar, distinguished vice president at Gartner.

To gain workplace mobility, companies are adapting a cloud-hosted operating model, a virtual Desktop-as-a-Service solution that simplifies the virtual PC environment anywhere, anytime while boosting operational efficiencies, improving user experiences, and enhancing data security. It eliminates time spent on constant IT refresh and improves the agility to innovate faster.

“DaaS will account for approximately 10% of total enterprise PC users by 2024. The ongoing pandemic and the surge in digital services make the cloud the centerpiece of new digital experiences.”

Desktop as a service (DaaS) is a form of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) where infrastructure is outsourced and deployed by CSPs. It eliminates the need to invest into new physical infrastructure along with virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), instead, companies can opt for subscription and usage-based payment structures.

For the past years, the popularity of Desktop virtualization has been growing faster among small, medium, and large enterprises to virtualize the infrastructure for higher operational efficiency and lower cost. SMBs can make most of the DaaS on the key spectrum that requires high-end quality IT services. Startups and other companies with many remote users can benefit from this technology by an average entry-level cost of $10 to $20 per user per month.

Top reasons why DaaS is the future ?

  1. DaaS offers the organization the agility and IT security benefits to adapt to new business opportunities, streamline IT operations while meeting the security policy requirements and compliances. Hence businesses can reduce capital expenditures and operational costs while keeping their data secure, centrally managed, and accessible to end-users.
  2. DaaS enables end-users the flexibility to work from anywhere, anytime, and on any device without facing complex VDI infrastructure. For effective collaboration and communications, employees have the access to all the necessary applications and services needed to perform their job functions for greater productivity and enhanced user experience.

By selecting the following techniques, companies can reap the technical and financial benefits by allowing virtual desktop space in their premises and can improve the overall efficiency of the desktop environment.

  • Focusing investments on new business domains where cloud-hosted setup can enable increased revenues and higher margins.
  • Adopting advanced technology and sourcing models that align with business strategies and new requirements.
  • Developing and implementing a DaaS operating model that is wholly oriented around the cloud.

Many IT Infrastructure and Operation (I&O) leaders believe that they should streamline their business processes, operations and lessen the complexity of workplace infrastructure.

Cloud-Hosted Desktop Adoption Growing

DaaS adoption is set to accelerate new operational changes by 2023.

Desktop Virtualization

DaaS market size will grow 253% in just three years, driving the reasons:

  • 80 % of virtual desktops served to remote users will be DaaS by 2024
  • 72 % of surveyed organizations have invested or will invest in DaaS within two years

With DaaS and cloud services, you can drive innovation at your workplaces by adopting virtual desktops i.e licensed on subscription model and hosted centrally. You can make the cloud integration easier by deploying your applications on cloud servers provided by cloud service providers and easy access available to multiple devices such as Windows PC, Linux, Mac, iPhone, iPad, tablets, or Android devices. DaaS provides an interactive dashboard to monitor windows environment including server health, application and storage usage, logs, metrics, and reports. As such, your client will no longer store any data or information and you can prevent unauthorized remote access for advanced security.

DaaS cloud provides a seamless end-user experience by managing and monitoring a wide range of applications and infrastructure anytime, anywhere, and across any device. Also, you will get centralized management in real-time along with benefits of backup and disaster recovery solutions.

Types of DaaS Market

The DaaS market has developed into a global market. There are three distinct types for DaaS market segmentation:

Client-Defined DaaS

It is useful for those organizations that are seeking flexibility over their complex environment and to run on-premises, cloud, or hybrid models from a single cloud-hosted DaaS control plane. Here, the client defines a DaaS solution from technical components and specifications provided by vendors and will be responsible for storage performance, configuration, and management of the user VMs, whereas vendors will operate those selected components while providing management and updates of the infrastructure. For eg:-  Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop deployments either natively or in combination with Citrix or VMware.

Vendor-Defined DaaS

It is beneficial for those organizations that want packaged DaaS solutions for simpler operation and configuration. Here, the vendor will manage all the components and the configuration of infrastructure and the client will look after the management of VMs that users access. For eg:-Amazon web services (AWS), Microsoft, Citrix, NetApp, etc.

Managed DaaS

Here, Organizations use Managed DaaS for management and deployment of their applications managed by the vendor. To address multiple complexities, vendors will help IT teams to manage the VMs and provide the workload configuration, network architecture, OS migration, and UAT testing while defining a set of policies, governance, and compliances for high performance and rightsized resources in a virtualized environment.

The price range graph based on DaaS market segmentation:

DaaS Price Range

Successive Technologies helps clients meet security needs, improve performance while boosting mobility and lowering cost of ownership with DaaS solutions. We compare and contrast the cloud option that is best suited and demonstrate competence in rightsizing the resources and its allocation as per your business needs of an enterprise.
We enable your organization- Go Virtual to Digitize Your Workplaces.

Now, you may wonder about the benefits of Managed DaaS and how it is different from VDI. Keep reading about DaaS here and discover them.

References: Citrix and Gartner

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