The expenses associated with traditional hardware management is often a concern for the IT and the finance department of a company. Every company aims to eliminate huge spending on end-user computing infrastructure. Recently several companies have turned to premise-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to reduce the costs of traditional IT infrastructure. The change has considerably helped them enhance desktop functionality. However, VDI requires in-house IT support, which will make a dent in your budget. With tighter IT budgets, the need of the hour is Desktop as a service(DaaS), which can save potentially large capital expenditures.
Without substantial up-front infrastructure investment, hosted virtual desktop provides cost-effective computing solutions. The cloud-based desktop takes care of patching, updates, bandwidth, reporting, and monitoring. It brings down the need for IT deployment resources and in-house technical experts. DaaS, thus, reduces your operational expenditure. According to an IDC white paper, cloud desktops can minimize hardware capital expenditure by 56% annually.
By hosting virtual desktops in the cloud, you are relieved from the maintenance and up-gradation of the infrastructure and applications. In a conventional desktop environment, your company often needs to invest in the upgrades of hardware. The upgrading and replacement of costly desktops come at a considerable price. By moving to cloud desktop, you can eliminate these costs from the financial ledger. Also, it decreases future demands on the budget as the service provider is in charge of maintenance and updates. The cycle of investment in desktop hardware, servers and licensing slowly fades away. Moreover, reduced power consumption that comes with the absence of a local hard disk serves to minimize expense.
DaaS provides the highest possible security for your confidential data. As the data is not stored in the end devices, cloud desktop offers increased protection than traditional workstations. Cloud-hosted desktops also make disaster recovery easy. Promising security and business continuity, DaaS will save you considerable resources, which can be used to expand your business strategy.
The rule of thumb for any business is to keep the expenses low. When you adopt DaaS, the only cost is the operating expenses like subscription fee. And the good news is that they are relatively predictable. You can pick and choose the services you need from the provider. The anticipated, service-based subscription costs help you plan your budget. By minimizing unexpected expenses, your corporate financial planning will always be on track. All these savings will be translated into investments for other business-driving initiatives.