Your IT department is constantly faced with the challenge of being able to deliver new technologies while also maintaining a stable and secure infrastructure. This challenge is becoming even more difficult as companies look to take advantage of cloud-based services like desktop virtualization.  

Cloud-based solutions like Citrix DaaS from SSI can help your company reduce costs and increase flexibility by allowing employees to access their desktops remotely. Still, it's crucial for you as an IT manager to ensure that your organization takes every precaution when implementing these types of solutions into your infrastructure. 

Ensure your desktop and application environment are well-managed. 

IT professionals know that when a user clicks on an application, they need it to be available within seconds. While a well-managed Citrix DaaS solution will provide the same experience as traditional desktops, access resources could be delayed if they aren't properly configured or managed. This can cause frustration among users and lead them to distrust their new workflow. 

It would help if you also considered how much time is spent managing desktops in your organization and how much effort goes into keeping them running smoothly daily.  

If you spend more than eight hours per week managing desktops, it might be worth looking at alternative options that offer a lower cost of ownership (CoO).

You may be considering migrating to Citrix Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), but you are concerned about the risk of mismanagement. While we've discussed the benefits of DaaS and how it can help your organization, we also want to address some common concerns regarding potential risks. 

Here's what you need to know: 

  • Cloud computing is a rapidly evolving field with many new data storage and backup options. With so many options, it's easy for organizations to get overwhelmed by the choices available -- especially when deciding which provider or product offers the best fit for their needs. Before deciding on any option, make sure that you have an IT strategy in place to ensure that your company is making informed decisions based on what's best for its specific situation rather than just going with whatever sounds good on paper. 

Choose the right environment 

Managed Citrix DaaS makes it easy to stay on top of all the tools and resources needed for the smooth delivery of your applications, providing a meaningful way to save time and resources while improving your business. 

Managed Citrix DaaS solutions provide a central dashboard where you can monitor usage and performance across multiple applications from one location. This helps ensure that no matter how many different applications are being accessed by users, they receive the best possible experience—all within the same secure environment. 

For example, if one application has issues with performance or reliability, it's easy to see which other ones are affected based on their specific metrics (i.e., CPU usage). Then you can immediately take action without having to troubleshoot each app separately or contact each vendor about its performance issues—a monumental task when so many apps are out there. 

How do you know what Citrix DaaS solution is right for you? 

As a business owner, it's essential to understand Citrix DaaS and how it can benefit your organization. The following questions will help you determine if Citrix DaaS is suitable for your company: 

  • Are you looking for a cost-effective option that allows IT to focus on other projects? If so, look no further than managed Citrix DaaS from SSI. 
  • Do you need help securing your data when using public cloud services like Office 365 or SharePoint Online? Look into our cloud security solutions today. 

What are the key benefits of managed Citrix DaaS from SSI? 

SSI provides a managed Citrix DaaS solution. We offer the following key benefits: 

  • Security: SSI offers an enterprise-grade Data Center and Cloud, which includes physical and virtual security, compliant with ISO27001 standards and SOC 1/2 Type II audits. 
  • Flexibility: With our Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops, you can access your applications and data from anywhere in the world using any device of your choice. You can even access them while traveling or moving between locations without worrying about installing the software on all your devices or how much storage space they would use on your mobile devices. 
  • Cost-effectiveness: A managed Citrix DaaS solution reduces your costs in several ways, including reduced data center footprint (no need to maintain servers), reduced IT staff headcount (no need for additional admins), lower cost of ownership (you pay only for what you use), faster deployment times (you don't have downtime waiting for IT provisioning) 

What about cloud security? 

In the cloud, you can access many resources and applications. The downside? You've also had your data shared with many others. That makes it easier for cybercriminals to gain access and steal your information. 

Fortunately, there are some things you can do to protect yourself from cybercriminals: 

  • Make sure to use strong passwords that aren't easy for hackers to guess. Passwords should include upper-case letters, lower-case letters, numbers, and special characters (such as exclamation points). Your password should be at least 14 characters long; longer is better! Avoid using the same passwords across multiple accounts. 
  • If a website asks you for personal information like credit card numbers or bank account information before providing any value in return (like an email address), do not ever enter anything into those fields on their website! Use Google Chrome's Incognito mode or Safari's Private Browsing feature instead of entering personal data onto websites that require it before they provide any value in return (like an email address). 

At SSI, we provide industry-leading security for your business data and applications. 

At SSI, we provide industry-leading security for your business data and applications.  

DaaS solutions like Citrix are helpful for businesses that want the flexibility and scalability of cloud computing without having to invest in their hardware and software. DaaS costs less than IT hardware and maintenance, so companies can save money on capital expenditures while still getting access to the latest technology. 

Accessing data from anywhere, anytime with Citrix DaaS means your employees can be more productive by working from home or on the go without worrying about missing important emails or deadlines. They can also reduce ongoing travel costs by using this service instead of traveling back and forth between offices for meetings. 

Citrix DaaS solutions also allow you to collaborate with colleagues across different locations or time zones by sharing files, documents, videos, and other resources via secure connections over the Internet. This improves communication between teams within your company or with clients who are located in other countries where English might not be their first language. 

It improves security by encrypting all data in transit and at rest. It also provides multi-factor authentication and password protection. 

In addition, Citrix DaaS delivers high availability through its disaster recovery features. It uses geo-clustering technology to protect your data against natural disasters, ensuring that you won't lose any important information if your office loses power or gets damaged by an earthquake or other natural disaster. 

Also, the Citrix DaaS platform can reduce costs for your organization by using less hardware than on-premises solutions do. This means that you don't have to pay for expensive servers or storage space, which saves you money over time. 

In summary 

Citrix Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is a powerful new way to deliver desktops and applications to your users. But, like with any technology, it can also have its drawbacks. If you are considering migrating your desktop environment to the cloud, you must know what those drawbacks are so they don't impact your business.  

By doing some research into how Citrix DaaS works, learning about the benefits of managed solutions over unmanaged ones, and finding out about the security measures taken by vendors like SSI, who provide managed services in this field; you will be better equipped when making decisions about moving forward with such an initiative.