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Ace Cloud Hosting 2021 Predictions: Top Four DaaS Trends That We Will See in 2021

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Top Four DaaS Trends That We Will See in 2021

By Bhavleen Kaur, Content Writer at Ace Cloud Hosting

DaaS is a cloud-based solution that delivers virtualized desktops to its end-users. With today's changing scenario, this virtualization solution is being rapidly adopted by various industries.

According to the forecasts by Gartner, Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is expected to have revenue growth of $1.9 billion in the year 2021 from $616 million in 2019.

Therefore, this pace indicates that this virtual desktop solution will dominate the market in the upcoming years.

Here are 4 DaaS trends that we predict to see in 2021:

1.   Remote Working

We all are aware that the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak had forced most businesses to adopt the work-from-home culture in the year 2020.

Following the same, as per a recent Gallup research, around 59% of the US workers who shifted to remote working during the pandemic would prefer continuing their job from home even after it is over.

However, it was challenging for many organizations to virtualize their entire workspace during the process.

DaaS has been one of the helpful solutions to overcome accessibility issues. As it ensures greater flexibility and mobility, many businesses are expected to use DaaS for their operations in 2021. Furthermore, it is expected to improve the efficiency and productivity of the workforce.

2.   BYOD

The deployment, maintenance, and regular updates for office infrastructure take up a significant amount of time, money, and efforts. The hardware resources also acquire a lot of office space. Additionally, each employee needs a different set of resources, and allocating the same can be tedious for companies.

Desktop as a Service allows you to work on any internet-connected device, including laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Also, there is no need to worry about OS and device compatibilities. This scenario promotes the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. It further transforms the office premise with more availability of physical spaces.

Moreover, DaaS providers take care of desktop provisioning. You just need to communicate your requirements to the service provider, and they'll allocate the resources to the selected employee. It further helps businesses to focus more on their core competencies. Therefore, more and more industries are expected to adopt the BYOD policy in the future and embrace cloud-hosted desktop solutions to make it possible.

3.   More Security

Security is one of the most significant factors to consider in the business world. There are many threats at multiple levels that can be accidental, or malicious. These attacks can compromise the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of the client data, further disrupting business operations. Therefore, many businesses are predicted to optimize their security measures in the coming years.

According to a Dell technologies report, 79% of respondents indicated that desktop delivery models like VDI and DaaS are more secure than traditional desktop models.

Many competent DaaS providers like Ace Cloud Hosting implement various security measures to safeguard the business data at virtual as well as physical levels that include:

  • TLS 1.3 and 256-bit encryption
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDPS)
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Single Sign-on (SSO)
  • OS Hardening
  • Identity management
  • Regular backups

Hence, keeping in mind the security of their business, many of the organizations are expected to look for DaaS as an alternative for the traditional desktops.

4.   Virtual Collaborations

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. Therefore, most organizations still prefer to work over a virtual platform. Regular team meetings are also shifted online for the safety of their employees.

In order to aid businesses in this situation, hosted desktops offer a shared platform for team collaborations wherein you and your colleagues can work on the same project simultaneously. Moreover, you can attend team meetings, conferences, webinars, and more from any part of the world.

Furthermore, DaaS helps outreach clients in any part of the globe. Companies that are planning to expand their business worldwide are predicted to adopt the culture of virtual collaborations in the year 2021.

Final Note

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) has been a game-changer for businesses, and it is here to stay. It has immense potential to reshape the modern world. The four DaaS trends mentioned above are the ones that we will see in our upcoming year 2021.

Therefore, it is high time to adopt this desktop virtualization solution to stay ahead of the competition.


About the Author

Bhavleen Kaur 

Bhavleen is a writer at Ace Cloud Hosting - a leading hosting provider, with experience in the cloud and VDI industry. She loves to research various technologies and has a firm grasp on topics like Accounting, ERP, VDI, and HIPAA. 
Published Monday, December 21, 2020 7:34 AM by David Marshall
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