Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a cloud offering where a desktop environment is offered by a hosted service, provided through virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) provisioning.

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Latest Research

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March 26, 2019

AWS has provided valuable new features for managing container networking. But this tasty secret sauce may prove addictive.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Security Lessons From Recent Citrix Data Breach
March 11, 2019

According to Citrix and Resecurity, attackers exploited weak passwords and bypassed multi-factor authentication to obtain Citrix’s business documents.

Author: Michelle Tran (Info-Tech) &
Ken Weston (Info-Tech)

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Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Products

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Amazon.com

Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed, secure cloud desktop service. Amazon WorkSpaces can provision either Windows or Linux desktops in just a few minutes and quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops to workers across the globe. Amazon WorkSpaces helps eliminate the complexity in managing hardware inventory, OS versions and patches, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), which helps simplify your desktop delivery strategy.

8.1

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+78

Emotional Footprint

86%

Likeliness to Recommend

17

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VMware, Inc.

VMware Horizon DaaS Platform

The VMware Horizon DaaS Platform is the only virtual desktop platform built from the ground up for cloud delivery. Now VMware enables service providers to offer Windows desktops a in a truly scalable cloud-based architecture.

7.9

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+75

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

15

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Microsoft

Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running in the cloud. It’s the only virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environments. Deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes, and get built-in security and compliance features.

7.3

Composite Score

7.0

CX Score

+62

Emotional Footprint

77%

Likeliness to Recommend

10

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Citrix Systems, Inc.

Citrix for Desktops-as-a-Service

Citrix Service Provider-Based DaaS solutions provide complete hosted desktops for applications and email securely delivered over the web. Desktops-as-a-Service are simple to buy and easy to manage, with no software for IT to maintain.

7.1

Composite Score

7.2

CX Score

+67

Emotional Footprint

76%

Likeliness to Recommend

24

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ManageEngine

ManageEngine Desktop Central

Desktop Central is a unified endpoint management solution that helps in managing servers, laptops, desktops, smartphones, and tablets from a central location. Automate your regular desktop management routines like installing patches, distributing software, imaging and deploying OS, managing your IT Assets, managing software licenses, monitoring software usage statistics, managing USB device usage, taking control of remote desktops, and more. It supports managing Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

8.5

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8.6

CX Score

+86

Emotional Footprint

94%

Likeliness to Recommend

7

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Accelera Solutions Inc.

Connected Workspace Online

Connected Workspace Online is securely managed and hosted by Accelera in a secure cloud provider network and delivered to employees over the web to any device. Connected Workspace Online includes a virtual desktop (DaaS), email, office productivity and line of business applications, file sharing and sync, as well as Mobile Device Management. Accelera's DaaS solution helps companies reduce the risk of data loss or intrusion with secure virtual desktops and applications. The solution is available with multi-factor authentication, FIPS and FedRAMP compliance, HIPAA and more.

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8.0

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Cal Net Technology Group

Cal Net Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) provides all the benefits of centrally managed, cloud-based workstations – minus the investment required to procure and maintain the infrastructure. It enables you to securely access your personal desktop, just as you left it, from any device connected to the Internet. Cal Net Tech's uniquely gated application architecture also minimizes the possibility of security breaches.

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7.0

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

67%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

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Cloudalize

Cloudalize Desktop-as-a-Service

Cloudalize’s GPU-powered virtual desktops bring instant flexibility, mobility, speed of execution and ease of use to engineers, designers, architects, gamers and other computing-heavy users thanks to its Desktop-as-a-Service Platform MyGDaaS. Cloudalize creates vast new markets and a valuable distribution channel for GPU-intensive applications by turning any browser-enabled and internet-connected device into a powerful graphics workstation.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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PC Connection Inc.

Connection DaaS Services

Professional services to help you implement a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution that delivers a rich user experience. Connection IT provides consultation, performs migration of data, and implements images or profiles in the environment. Connection will also work with your DaaS provider to ensure your desktops are hosted in geographically desired data centers to ensure the best performance.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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South Seas Data Inc

South Seas Data Desktop as a Service

South Seas Data (DaaS) Desktop as a Service is a cost-effective way of providing Windows and Linux desktops to users via local computers, thin clients, or BYOD. South Seas Data DaaS provides IT with centralized desktop control and security, centralized data control and security, and centralized backup and disaster recovery for those virtual PCs, all while eliminating the capital expense of on premise VDI or traditional desktop environments.

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Composite Score

10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Ericom Software

Ericom Desktop (DaaS)

Ericom Desktop provides an intuitive web management interface for easier desktop selection and provisioning, together with all the advantages of AWS, including security, high availability, and performance.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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GridWay Computing Corporation

GridWay Desktop as a Service

GridWay can deliver desktops as a service to end users from our data centre with levels of availability and reliability unmatched by traditional PCs. Users can access their personal desktop from any device, at anytime, from anywhere, giving them more flexibility and enabling greater mobility. Centralizing the management of desktops as well as the user applications, increases control over access to data and enables better endpoint security.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Evolve IP, LLC.

Evolve IP Desktop as a Service

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) frees businesses from the endless cycle of purchasing, supporting, upgrading and ultimately replacing local PCs by providing an untethered “virtual” workspace that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, on nearly any device. Moreover, customers and end users can control their DaaS environment via a self-service web portal.

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Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+94

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

Nova Networks

Nova Networks DaaS

Nova Networks DaaS delivers virtualization of desktops. Standardize and upgrade all at once across your organization using older workstations or inexpensive thin client devices. Get Microsoft Windows on your iPad or mobile device. Desktop virtualization (VDI) can be delivered on-premise or from the cloud.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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PLDT Alpha

PLDT Cloud DaaS

PLDT Cloud Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is the first locally hosted virtual desktop solution residing in the Philippines’ premier Tier 3 VITRO Data Center. It enables simplified deployment of Windows desktops and hosted applications as a cloud service on electronic devices. This solution is ideal for enterprises seeking an accessible and mobile workstyle with great end-user experience.

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--

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--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Netgain Technology, LLC

Netgain Desktop as a Service

A key component of your cloud strategy is your desktops. In the past, setting up a working network required purchasing tens, hundreds or even thousands of computer terminals and then installing a desktop to each machine. It became extremely cost and labor intensive, especially when it came to supporting and fixing any of those desktops. Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) significantly reduces the number of devices and complexity of device networking.

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--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Navisite Inc

Navisite Desktop-as-a-Service

Navisite’s Desktop-as-a-Service solution is a cloud-based desktop virtualization platform that has been architected from the ground up to deliver the flexibility and benefits of cloud computing directly to corporate end-users.

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Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+96

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Cloudalize

MyGDaaS

MyGDaaS is a Desktop-as-a-Service GPU accelerated cloud computing service scalable on demand.

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CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Cloudsmart, LLC

Cloudsmart Desktop as a Service

Cloudsmarts Desktop as a Service (DaaS) utilizes the capabilities of our data center in addition to our partnership with VMware. From entry level DaaS to solutions that provide millions of IOPS via our PCle SSD investment, Cloudsmart DaaS is elastic and scalable to best suit our customer’s needs.

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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DEAC Data Centers

DEAC Virtual Desktop

Virtual Desktop or Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a convenient solution for a safe remote work and remote access from any device, using any software or program to access data, located in a virtual desktop. You can access remote desktops from a variety of devices: PC, personal laptops, smartphones, tablets or thin clients (terminals). Wide functionality of DaaS makes it available for companies of all sizes regardless of their budget, geographical location or number of employees. Imagine the improved flexibility a cloud-hosted virtual desktop brings to your business - work anytime and anywhere direct and safe with all your applications and documents.

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--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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dinCloud Inc

dinCloud Hosted Workspaces

Integrate your infrastructure in the secure cloud with dinCloud. Deploy and manage your applications with ease with our Hosted Workspaces, which include our hosted virtual desktop (dinHVD and dinDaaS) and application publishing offering.

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--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Dizzion Inc

Dizzion Desktop-as-a-Service

Dizzion brings the power of cloud computing to the desktop by enabling employees to securely access their applications and data from any device, anytime, anywhere. Dizzion’s proprietary managed desktop service is built on enterprise technology that includes infrastructure, software licensing, management, support and security for a monthly fee.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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All Research

Microsoft Offers New Licensing Options With Windows Virtual Desktops
August 12, 2019

Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktops are Microsoft’s next generation of VDI licensing options. Does the cost justify the benefit?

Author: Aadil Nanji (Info-Tech)

Amazon Web Services Streamlines Container Networking
March 26, 2019

AWS has provided valuable new features for managing container networking. But this tasty secret sauce may prove addictive.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Security Lessons From Recent Citrix Data Breach
March 11, 2019

According to Citrix and Resecurity, attackers exploited weak passwords and bypassed multi-factor authentication to obtain Citrix’s business documents.

Author: Michelle Tran (Info-Tech) &
Ken Weston (Info-Tech)