DaaS 2.0 combines the power of VDI 2.0 with Azure

VDI 2.0 was designed as a multi-tenant cloud-first solution, where the operational components of management, brokering, load balancing and more are all include in the cloud service.

Our DaaS 2.0 solution combines the power of our VDI 2.0 control plane architecture with Azure’s distributed cloud platform. Customers can seamlessly deploy thousands of virtual desktops into any Azure region in the world, eliminating all CapEx and geographically locating the desktops, applications and data as close as possible to their users.

Our integration with Azure enables rapid automation of networking and security requirements. We also optimize the consumption of Azure resources to enable predictable billing for customers.

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Single Tenant DaaS or Desktop as a service

DaaS 1.0 has many shortcomings

Customers demand that their desktops be delivered as a service. DaaS 1.0 offers two different approaches to providing this service to customers:

  1. Service Providers hosted desktops or sessions using single tenant VDI 1.0 solutions
  2. Windows Server Sessions Delivered from the Public Cloud

Both solutions have serious shortcomings.

VDI 1.0 is a single tenant architecture. It was not designed to work as a service provider model. To shoe-horn a single tenant solution into a multiple tenant environment, is not a simple feat. Despite this drawback, service providers have stepped in and attempted to take over VDI deployments by using existing VDI 1.0 solutions and attempting to roll them out for multiple customers. The resulting architecture copies-and-pastes the complexity for a single tenant VDI multiple times over. They essentially try to transform a single-tenant solution into a multi-tenant one. So adding a new tenant still takes months and scaling up users is not a trivial feat.The resulting solution doesn’t simply increase the complexity of VDI in a linear way. Instead, it takes its complexity to a whole new level.

The public cloud approach had other challenges. First the “desktop” was a server session. So application compatibility was an issue. Second these desktops were either “vanilla” desktops or IT had to figure out how to apply their customization, security policies, etc. to them. What’s a desktop without apps?

Key Benefits of DaaS 2.0

    • Deploy a thousand desktops in a day
    • Zero additional CapEx
    • Predictable monthly billing per user
    • Automatic updates to entire deployment

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