In an attempt to minimize hardware costs, many enterprises took advantage of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). With operating systems and desktops hosted in virtual machines, the cost and complexity of managing hardware could effectively be removed.
VDI was just the beginning. Now, Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) provides an even easier, more affordable and more flexible solution.
With DaaS, businesses can pass responsibility for managing and monitoring virtual desktops to an outsourced provider. And the lack of physical hardware and connectivity inside an organization makes it easier to scale solutions up and down according to demand.
As the cloud has matured, DaaS has become a valuable proposition that looks set to succeed where VDI failed.