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Is DaaS Ready to Become Your Default Virtual Desktop?

Published: 31 August 2018

ID: G00352111

Analyst(s): Mark Lockwood


Cloud-based desktop operating systems hold tremendous promise for technical professionals. They enable BYOD and cross-company collaboration and provide elasticity in desktop deployments without the significant capital investment required for on-premises VDI. Is DaaS mature enough to meet the need?

Table Of Contents


  • Comparing DaaS to VDI
  • Use-Case Factors
    • Applications
    • Data Location
    • User Location
    • User Variability and Cost
  • Hybrid VDI-DaaS Deployments
  • The Future of DaaS
    • Feature Parity
    • Pricing
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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