What is the difference between DaaS and a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)?

What is the difference between DaaS and a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)?

The following table describes the difference between DaaS and VDI:

VDI DaaS
Hosting Desktops and applications are hosted on the organization’s own servers and data centers. Desktops and applications are hosted on a cloud service (public or private).
Investment Invest huge amount on infrastructure (such as data centres, servers, physical spaces) and resources to manage the infrastructure. Avoid the huge upfront investment of infrastructure and resources and need to pay only for services consumed.
Deployment Deployment is complex and time-consuming. Flexible and faster deployment.
Geography Proximity to data centre is highly important to prevent end-user performance issues arising from high latency and low bandwidth. Supporting geographically distributed end-users is easier as data and applications are stored in cloud.
Upgrade & Maintenance 3-4 Years of Refresh Cycles Easily re-configurable
Scalability Adding new desktops is a tedious process. Scaling up can be done within minutes.

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Anunta is an industry-recognized Managed Desktop as a Service provider focused on Enterprise DaaS (Anunta Desktop360), Packaged DaaS, and Digital Workspace technology. We have successfully migrated 600,000+ remote desktop users to the cloud for enhanced workforce productivity and superior end-user experience.