How Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktops Save You Money
By Steven Hsu • NIRIX
Posted: Oct. 11, 2022, 7:45 AM MT
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The question of how money is saved by Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktops (CHVD) comes up often. The short answer is that CHVDs allow you to avoid the cost of buying, maintaining, and upgrading hardware. Instead, many of the services are performed remotely, and you can simply pay a flat fee for the use of the software and the remote services.
The cloud is a powerful resource for businesses of all sizes, offering a cost-effective solution for computing needs that traditional desktops and server facilities cannot match. As the name suggests, a cloud-hosted virtual desktop is a desktop environment that runs on remote servers in a data center and is accessed through the Internet by authorized users.
Cloud-hosting services can help your business save money because they are cheaper to run than traditional desktop environments and allow you to access key data and applications from any device with an Internet connection. When you host your desktop in the cloud, you can eliminate the need for hardware on the premises. Also, Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktops are reliable, scalable, and secure. It is a great fit for businesses with remote employees or a distributed workforce. It could lower your costs, improve performance and increase security.
Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktops allow you to move from a CapEx to an OpEx model.
This means: You no longer need to maintain your servers, which are expensive and require constant upgrades. Your hosting provider will handle all of these things for you. Your hosting provider can quickly add more resources to your cloud-based servers, then scale back when they are no longer needed. This means you can respond quickly to the needs of your business and end-users without having to invest in new hardware all the time.
Want to know what you can do with the cloud infrastructure that you can't do with a local server? Scale it. When you start getting a lot of traffic, you have to have the capacity to handle it. With a virtual desktop, you can ramp up your capacity in minutes—not months. You get all the benefits of the cloud with none of the drawbacks of on-premises infrastructures. It's like having your cake and eating it too!
There are a lot of benefits to having a Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktop, but one of the most important is cost optimization. Businesses can utilize their resources more effectively, keep their data safe and secure, and reduce their upfront and long-term costs when they host their desktop virtually.
Cost Optimization with DaaS
There are two main ways businesses can optimize their costs with DaaS: reducing up-front costs and reducing long-term costs:
Reducing Upfront Costs with DaaS
A Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktop is hosted on the cloud, so you don't have to install the software or buy any hardware or licenses. You just use what you need without worrying about adding to your IT dept.
Reducing Long-Term Costs with DaaS
The cost of maintaining an operating system on a physical desktop is higher than it is for a hosted desktop service. It's much cheaper to run an operating system on the cloud because you only pay for what you use, and there are no additional overhead expenses.
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.