Is DaaS actually cheaper than traditional desktops?
While many of the IT companies that sell DaaS claim that it's “cheaper” than traditional desktops, studying and understanding the true cost of DaaS is an important part of figuring out how to use DaaS in your own IT environment.
This e-book chapter, from Desktop Virtualisation expert Brian Madden, explores the true cost of using Desktops-as-a-Service, and compares the cost models of DaaS to traditional desktop PCs and on-premise VDI.
Learn about factors that can affect the total cost of your DaaS environment, including:
- Management costs
- Additional server costs
- DaaS platform options
- Persistent versus non-persistent disk images
- Type of user licensing (named user versus concurrent)
- Microsoft licensing models
- And more