Modern Desktop as a Service (DaaS 2.0) combines Workspot with Azure

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

Our desktop as a service solution, DaaS 2.0, combines the power of our 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.

modern desktop as a service deployment on Azure

Single Tenant DaaS or Desktop as a service is problematic

Traditional Desktop as a Service (DaaS 1.0) has many shortcomings

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

  1. Service Providers host 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 VDI complexity to a whole new level.

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

Key Benefits of Desktop as a Service – DaaS 2.0!

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

Ready to discover how DaaS 2.0 enables an all-cloud solution?