Desktop As A Service

What is Desktop As A Service ?

The World of Technology is moving from CapEx model to OpEx Model. Meaning that Companies are using more and more Technology on Pay As You Go Model, by paying Rentals on the Consumption. All this has been facilitated by Cloud Computing. You get Servers, Security, Software, everything on Pay As You Go Model. One critical piece that was not available in this Model was Cloud PC or Desktop As A Service. People still had to buy Laptops and Desktops. That was a huge initial cost.  

With Companies moving their Teams to Work From Home, a few more challenges have come up: 

  1. Protection from Data Leakages , intentional or otherwise is a  need that is frequently expressed . 

  2. There is a need for greater Compliance with Industry regulations especially in regulated Industries like Finance ; Healthcare ; Insurance. Many Customers who work with their counterparts in Europe and USA  are being asked to have their systems GDPR and CCPA Compliant. 

  3. There are logistic challenges in shipping Corporate Computers to the Homes of the Staff in various remote locations. 

  4. If there is a mal function in the Corporate Computer , then getting it repaired or replaced a  bigger head ache.  

  5. Deploying standard Security Policies is very difficult when Employees work from Homes. 

  6. Upgrading the Employee Computer with additional apps or more powerful hardware to support greater usage is very difficult. 

To address these challenges,  Microsoft has  launched a few powerful platforms which when combined with the Consulting expertise of TechGyan give a very versatile Solution  to Customers:

Windows 365 Cloud PC vs. Azure Virtual Desktop

  • Windows 365 comes in fixed configurations and cost is license based , which is fixed price per month  while Azure is fully customizable and cost is consumption based.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop is managed via Azure Portal while Windows 365 is managed via Microsoft 365 Portal.

  • Windows 365 is dedicated to one user just like a physical PC often is, while an Azure Virtual Desktop installation can have a virtual desktop that is used by one or multiple people

Advantages of the Cloud PC:

  1. You can now use a full Windows 10 PC on the Cloud .  

  2.  Provision 1 or 10 or 100 Windows 10 PCs in literally minutes. 

  3. Access the Cloud PC using any Windows Desktop Client. Or a Web Client . Or Android Device. Or Mac PC . Or iOS Device. 

  4. Want to deploy additional apps on the PC?  No problem. Create the image and deploy in minutes centrally. 

  5. Want to upgrade the Cloud PC for a few users?  Do it in minutes . 

  6. Want to apply Corporate Security Policies to the Desktops?  Do it in 15 minutes. 

  7. The downloads from the Cloud PC will happen on the Cloud PC itself . So Good bye Data Leakages. 

  8. Worried about GDPR and CCPA and other Compliances? Cloud PC is the perfectly compliance Solution.  

  9. Your Outlook OST and OneDrive Synced folder will move with you and will be available even if you login from different devices.  

  10. Use Azure Active Directory login to access the Cloud PC. This gives you the best Cloud Identity Service. 

To know more about Azure Virtual Desktop , Click here…


To know more about  Windows 365 ,  Click here…

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