Cloud Desktops combines Workspot with Azure

Workspot is a multi-tenant cloud-native service, where the operational components of VDI such as provisioning, management, brokering, and load balancing are implemented as highly scalable cloud-native micro-services.

Our Cloud Desktops solution combines the power of our cloud service with Azure’s distributed cloud platform. Customers can seamlessly deploy virtual desktops into any Azure region in the world, locating the desktops as close to their users as possible.

Cloud Desktops is a turnkey all-cloud solution. We help customers configure their Azure tenant, connect the tenant to their organization’s Active Directory, leverage their existing Windows 10 template and create either persistent or non-persistent desktops.

Finally, there is one predictable bill from us. The bill includes the following:

  • Cost of Azure to run the virtual applications
  • Services by the Workspot Customer Success team to implement a live pilot
  • Ongoing Level 2 Support
  • All maintenance and upgrades

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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 Cloud Desktops:

    • Windows 10 desktops delivered from Azure
    • Turnkey all-cloud solution
    • Predictable monthly bill includes Azure cost, services to set up live pilot, support, maintenance, and upgrades

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