What is Desktop as a Service?
Desktop as a service (DaaS) is a type of cloud computing where the user’s desktop operating system runs on a virtual machine (VM) hosted by a [Daas Cloud Provider](https://www.clouddesktoponline.com/hosted-desktop-service/). The desktop operating system is usually Windows or Linux and the Cloud Hosted Desktop can be either public, hybrid, or private.
Public clouds are operated by third parties that charge based on the number of computing resources you use. Familiar examples are Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. When using a public cloud provider, you share the same hardware, storage, and network resources with other customers (often referred to as cloud “tenants”).
The Benefits of Desktop as a Service
Much of the simplification and cost-benefit results from the fact that cloud desktops eliminate the need for corporate data to be stored and corporate software to be installed on end-user machines. From this changed configuration, organizations derive benefits that can be grouped into six categories.
Ease of Management and Maintenance Ease of management may be the number one benefit that IT organizations realize from the [Cloud PC](https://www.clouddesktoponline.com/cloud-pc/) Dealing with software issues like operating system patches, driver updates, application installs, etc. can be very time-consuming, often requiring IT staff to visit hundreds of devices. With DaaS, all users are running one of a few standard VM images stored in the cloud.
Cost Savings Vying with ease of management for the top benefit is cost savings. First, an organization using DaaS can get by with much less expensive desktops and laptops than traditionally required
Simplified Backup and Disaster Recovery With running [Desktop in the Cloud](https://www.clouddesktoponline.com/), end users are not storing any important data on their local devices. Therefore, there is no need to back up any data that is stored on the user’s hardware.
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