Choosing to deploy your desktop environment from a cloud provider comes with no additional cost for purchasing client hardware for your end users. Traditionally, with virtual desktop solutions such as VDI and on-premise desktop technology, your desktop environment is being deployed from a server to the PCs of your employees. This whole setup is usually based in one location where the end-users can access their desktops from their workstations. This typically includes a client PC with a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and oftentimes headphones with a Logitech camera. Companies are also purchasing docking devices used for converting portable devices to desktop computers, allowing their employees to have easy access to their desktops, if they are away from the office. The infrastructure investment that businesses have to make to ensure that each and every employee has the full hardware setup can be substantial, costing you over $2000 per head. This is an important consideration to take if your company size is growing and you are looking to scale up your business over time.
How is DaaS saving you money?
The great thing about Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is that it is a whole lot more flexible than traditional desktop infrastructure since it requires a one-off payment for no more than a fleet of company laptops, notebook laptops or even tablets. You can already see the difference in the capital cost accompanying one hardware purchase versus the other. To make things even better from a company’s point of view, DaaS allows you to save even more by utilizing a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) business model. This could potentially eliminate all upfront capital hardware costs for you if your company is new on the marketplace and your monetary resources are scarce.
DaaS gives you the option to choose.
There are a lot of affordable offers online giving you the chance to minimize your business costs even further by choosing to buy multiple devices at a time. DaaS is incredibly flexible as it works well with all portable smart devices and laptops. This way you get to have a wider range of options when you are looking to buy devices that offer great functionality with a modern design in a good price range.
Below we are making a few tech recommendations which are great to use with DaaS, making your business more flexible to suit the modern remote working dynamic. Another term for them is thin client, or also a zero client, because of how compatible they are with DaaS when they are connected to the internet.
Chromebooks are a great invention in the tech world because of their great affordability. This makes them look like a very appealing pick for businesses which are limited by the amount they could spend for hardware in the current climate. Despite the limited functionality of Chrombooks, they are perfect for simple day-to-day operations such as using Microsoft applications, which they can access from anywhere provided that there is a stable internet connection. All work done with the device will be stored on a cloud server, so the small storage space of Chromebooks is also not a limitation for you.
Surface Pro 7
Surface Pro 7 is another great alternative when speaking of portable devices compatible with DaaS. This offers great functionality because of its dual purpose from a design point of view. You can use Surface Pro 7 as a laptop or a tablet and access your desktop easily from everywhere. This laptop tablet has a delightful modern look and fast boot times, which make working with them, look effortless.
Intel Compute Stick
Intel Compute Stick is a real tech innovation that works seamlessly with DaaS. This is one of the most affordable solutions since you only need the stick, an HDMI hard drive with a Windows OS and a keyboard with a mouse. All of these together take up much less space and they are very convenient to use with DaaS from anywhere.
We recommend that you make a good research before you purchase your smart equipment so that you are sure its specifications answer the operating needs of your business.