Four Common Myths About DaaS
By Steven Hsu • NIRIX
Posted: Oct. 3 2022 10:16 AM MT
|Desktop as a Service is an emerging technology that is still in development. This list will take you through some of the most widespread misconceptions about DaaS.|
Desktop as a Service is an emerging technology that is still in development. While there are professionals out there who are more knowledgeable about the concept, most have notions and opinions with false beliefs about the technology. This list will take you through some of the most widespread misconceptions about DaaS.
Myth: DaaS is not secure.
Most business owners mistakenly believe that their private servers are safer and more secure than the cloud. In reality, cloud systems are closely monitored by some of the world's most qualified experts with many years of experience to help make the networks more secure. Security by cloud service providers is equal to or surpass most private servers.
DaaS uses a variety of mechanisms from physical security such as biometric access and bodyguards and top-of-the-line security and data protection, which most companies can't afford on their own. In combination with the top system administrators and security experts, these factors create a high level of security that no professional, business or casual use should be wary about.
Myth: Virtual Desktops are not compliant with regulations and standards.
Virtual desktops can become fully compliant with industry standards and regulations. In a virtual environment, just as with a physical machine, it is no different than anything else. It must still comply with the requirements of all major regulations and standards.
There are many different processes and responsibilities. It's essential to ensure that your provider protects your data correctly and sets up the needed security controls like data recovery and encryption. There are also compatibility rules which need to be adhered to. If they are, then there will be no problems introducing DaaS to your organization.
Myth: I will end up with less control.
The DaaS provider will manage your hardware maintenance, software updates, and security patches. This will save a lot of time and worry, which gives you more time to focus on driving the success of your business.
The time and resources you might have dedicated to storage, maintenance, security, and servers will now be spent on something more strategic for your business. Maintenance is what you will hand off to other professionals, not control.
Myth: DaaS is not reliable.
Virtual desktops provide a rich user experience, especially for modern network infrastructure. Modern protocols that DaaS providers use multimedia redirection to get the best experience possible.
Other approaches include hardware-assisted offloading from the server, shared hardware-assisted protocol encoding, and graphics encoding. These provide us with rich graphical detail without overusing resources. The modern DaaS can use offloading technology to make the most out of the server's resources. The modern DaaS can use offloading technology to achieve multimedia clarity or hardware-based protocol decoding.
Users who take advantage of DaaS technology like dynamic buffer management and monitoring of network conditions will usually not experience any latency issues with graphics, streaming or communications on their desktops. If you want to learn more about how DaaS could benefit your business contact us today for a free consultation!
About the Author
President and CEO at NIRIX
Steven Hsu is the founder of NIRIX. In 2001, Steven started NIRIX in the true HP sense – as a “one-man shop”, out of the basement of his home. Since 2001, with his personal business philosophy acting as his driving force, Steven has worked diligently over the decade in turning his vision into reality by recruiting talented people, developing new innovative product offerings, and delivering top-notch customer service.