High Value DaaS requires multi-tenancy

VDI 2.0 & DaaS 2.0 are designed for multi-tenancy. The operational components (management/brokering/ load balancing) are all multi-tenant cloud services.

As a cloud service, the cloud management pieces and the end user client components are automatically updated and provisioned. So a service provider can manage each tenant from a single pane of glass and scale up instantly without having to “copy” a whole operation front end. New tenants can be enabled in as little as 60 minutes. Scaling up tenants can take seconds.

This 100% cloud, multi-tenant architecture enables service providers to deliver Desktops as a Service with much greater operational efficiency.

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Single Tenant DaaS or Desktop as a service

Single tenant VDI architecture results in complex and costly DaaS

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 deployment anyway 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.

Workspot’s CEO distills the relationship between architecture and the challenges faced by DaaS providers.


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