Xenia Von Wedel interviews Workspot’s VP of Marketing, Brad Peterson, about DaaS 2.0:
What is new about Workspot Desktop as a Service 2.0 (DaaS 2.0) on Microsoft Azure?
Brad Peterson, VP of Marketing at Workspot: First, Workspot VDI 2.0 is the industry’s first cloud-native, multi-tenant, infinitely scalable VDI solution, when combined with a customer’s datacenter infrastructure, can have desktops and apps up and available to their users in a day.Now, Workspot DaaS 2.0 is the industry’s first full-cloud Desktop as a Service solution combining Workspot VDI 2.0 with Microsoft Azure to deliver thousands of desktops in a day, in any part of the world and with zero CapEx.
Are you a DaaS platform provider (a company that supplies the technology but offers services like on-boarding assistance for an additional fee) or a DaaS service provider (a company that manages your VDI environment after deployment as a part of the service)?
Peterson: Workspot is a DaaS service provider. We will on-board our customers onto our solution. There is no additional fee for the onboarding service. If customers want, we will also manage their VDI environment after deployment for an additional fee.
What kind of virtual desktop am I buying? Persistent or non-persistent desktop and what does that mean for the deployment?
Peterson: We support both persistent and non-persistent desktops. We recommend choosing the right type of desktop based on the use-case. For knowledge workers, developers, and others we would recommend persistent desktops. For kiosk, call centers, and retail environments, we would recommend non-persistent desktops. Customers can use their existing desktop management tools for persistent desktops. For non-persistent desktops we have image update tools built into the Workspot solution.