What is the difference between DaaS and a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)?
The following table describes the difference between DaaS and VDI:
||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).
||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 is complex and time-consuming.
||Flexible and faster deployment.
||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
||Adding new desktops is a tedious process.
||Scaling up can be done within minutes.