VMware DaaS For Dummies Guide

Physical desktop computers with locally installed operating systems and applications no longer make sense for the modern business world. They’re expensive, insecure, maintenance intensive, and lack sufficient support for the rapidly changing business landscape.

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By virtualizing desktops and applications and moving to the cloud, organizations can realize many benefits — centralized and simplified management and orchestration, greater business agility, improved security and compliance, and reduced IT capital expenditures (CAPEX) and total cost of ownership (TCO) — across their entire IT infrastructure portfolio, from servers, storage, and networking to desktops and applications.

Download the Desktop as a Service (DaaS) for Dummies Guide to explore how today’s workforce has evolved and what it means for desktop computing and businesses.

This Guide Will Cover:

  • About This Book
  • Foolish Assumptions
  • Icons Used in This Book
  • Beyond the Book
  • Shifting Toward Mobility
  • Working Like a Millennial
  • Defining the Digital Workspace
  • Ensuring Better Security and Compliance
  • Simplifying Desktop Management
  • Reducing Total Cost of Ownership
  • Desktop and App Virtualization Basics
  • Comparing On-Premises VDI and DaaS
  • Making the Move to Desktop and App Virtualization in the Cloud
  • Getting Users Involved
  • Conducting a Pre-Assessment
  • Managing a Pilot Project
  • Defining DaaS Use Cases
  • Optimizing the Desktop Image
  • Understanding Impacts to the Performance of
  • Other Systems
  • Developing an Application Deployment Strategy
  • Use Cases
  • Enabling a “Cloud First” Strategy
  • Maximizing Limited IT Resources in Small and Medium Businesses
  • Securely Supporting Remote Workers
  • Delivering Elastic and Flexible Demand for Desktops
  • Migrating to Windows 10
  • Providing Desktop Disaster Recovery Capabilities
  • It’s all DaaS or nothing
  • DaaS is too expensive
  • You can’t do DaaS under Microsoft licensing
  • DaaS delivers poor user experience
  • DaaS requires lots of bandwidth
  • The disconnected use case is a deal breaker
  • Only shared session-based desktops can be used for DaaS
  • DaaS doesn’t support BYOD
  • DaaS won’t work with your onsite IT assets
  • DaaS security is lacking
  • Support pervasive mobility
  • Improve anytime, anywhere performance
  • Drive greater user productivity
  • Enhance security and compliance
  • Maintain control and privacy
  • Eliminate “shadow IT”
  • Enable faster and easier deployments
  • Reduce costs
  • Centralize and simplify desktop management
  • Leverage expertise across the cloud