If you're still managing desktops and apps with your hardware and software, it's time to get on board with virtual desktops. The benefits of Citrix DaaS (Desktop as a Service) are clear: it makes mobility easier for end users, improves productivity, and reduces software licensing and maintenance costs. But how do you know if you're ready for DaaS? 

Overview of Citrix DaaS 

Citrix DaaS is a cloud-based desktop infrastructure solution that allows users to access applications, devices, and desktops from anywhere on the network. 

Benefits of Citrix DaaS 

  • It gives you an on-demand platform for delivering cloud-based services. 
  • You can use it to deliver apps, desktops, and more across different platforms, such as Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. 

Challenges of Citrix DaaS 

  • There are challenges associated with implementing a Citrix DaaS solution, such as high licensing fees or maintenance costs. Also, you may need technical expertise to successfully implement this type of service because many aspects are involved when configuring your environment (such as networking).  
  • Another challenge is how long it will take before you see any benefits from using this type of system; however, once implemented successfully, it will bring about great value for your organization's bottom line. 

Benefits of DaaS 

The benefits of DaaS are numerous. First, you can reduce your hardware costs by moving from dedicated servers to a cloud-based system. You will also see improved efficiency and productivity as the IT staff focuses on higher-level tasks instead of managing infrastructure. 

Finally, with DaaS, you can access your apps and data from anywhere—at home or in a coffee shop—which gives employees more flexibility in their workday. 

DaaS applications 

DaaS applications are delivered through the internet securely to users across the globe. In this model, virtual apps and browsers run on servers in the cloud, securely providing them through the internet to users worldwide.  

The concept of delivering applications from a cloud infrastructure has been around for years in various forms, but only recently has it become mainstream. Many organizations are now looking at ways to leverage digital services like these to optimize their business processes while reducing costs and improving overall agility. 

DaaS challenges and best practices 

As you embark on your DaaS journey, key challenges must be aware of. First and foremost, security and compliance must be addressed head-on. Consider how your DaaS platform can help with this by providing all the tools you need for secure authentication, encryption, and data protection in case something goes wrong. 

It's also important to consider costs—no one likes paying for services they don't use or want anymore; however, as we touched on earlier, there are ways that DaaS providers can manage this so that it doesn't affect their bottom line negatively. 

Finally, before deploying any new technology, there should always be an emphasis placed on IT support during implementation and when changes have been made throughout an organization's infrastructure (if needed). 

Citrix DaaS is already helping businesses simplify their IT and improve productivity. 

Citrix DaaS is already helping businesses simplify their IT and improve productivity. 

DaaS has been proven to improve IT efficiency and reduce costs. 

It's a great way to simplify IT infrastructure and improve productivity, making it easier for workers to access applications and data from any device or location. It also helps ensure compliance with privacy regulations like GDPR. 

It's also easy to use and secure with encryption that protects data in transit between the cloud or on-premises server and end-user devices (phones, tablets). 

Virtual desktop infrastructure and desktops as a service (DaaS)

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktops as a service (DaaS) are two of the fastest-growing segments in IT. Benefits include lower costs, increased security, mobility, and better collaboration. 

  • VDI solutions can be more cost-effective than traditional PCs or laptops because you eliminate the need for additional hardware and software licenses. Instead, you can use your existing infrastructure to host virtual desktops accessed via thin clients or smartphones. The company's IT staff also can access real-time data about each user's activity levels to manage their resources better or spot unauthorized usage if necessary. 
  • Citrix DaaS allows employees to access their applications from any location with an internet connection—no matter what device they're using at work or home—so there's no need for them to carry around bulky notebooks every day; instead, they can use tablets or even smartphones which not only allows them more freedom but makes it easier on everyone else who might have trouble getting their hands on those types of devices too. 

DaaS is a popular way for enterprises to access virtual desktop technology without the high cost of installing and maintaining their hardware. 

As a pioneer in remote access, Citrix has been a trusted partner for large companies looking to simplify their IT infrastructure. As more customers turn to the cloud, they're seeking ways to optimize their current infrastructure while reducing costs. 

As a pioneer in remote access, Citrix has been a trusted partner for large companies looking to simplify their IT infrastructure. 

Citrix expands its reach with DaaS as more organizations migrate from physical servers and PCs to cloud-based solutions.  

The company's focus on cloud computing takes the best parts of our legacy products and combines them with new technologies like virtual desktops and application streaming. Together these tools offer everything you need to securely deliver apps from the cloud without sacrificing performance or control. 

Citrix delivers secure apps, data, and desktops from the cloud—allowing users to access their work anywhere they want it: on-premises devices like thin clients or laptops; mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones; or even directly through browsers connected via any internet connection available at home or on-the-go (3G/4G).  

This flexibility gives businesses more significant cost savings by reducing hardware investments while also improving employee productivity with greater convenience—in many cases doubling ROI over traditional methods such as desktop virtualization alone. 

Citrix provides a secure connection between any end-user device and virtual applications, data, or desktops across any network. 

Citrix uses cloud-hosted infrastructure to offer virtual apps and browsers running on servers in the cloud, delivering them through the internet securely to users across the globe. Citrix Workspace is a unified digital workspace platform that supports multiple operating systems, devices, and apps. Citrix DaaS offers companies scalability, security, and cost savings by delivering applications directly to users' devices via a secure connection over any network. 

Citrix uses cloud-hosted infrastructure to offer virtual apps and browsers running on servers in the cloud, delivering them through the internet securely to users across the globe. 

The Citrix Cloud delivers a secure, private cloud infrastructure to support all your apps, platforms, and desktops. It is a flexible platform that can scale with you as your business grows. If you need more resources at some point, you can expand without having to replace them entirely. 

The Citrix Cloud is hosted on Microsoft Azure, so it's easy for customers to manage their DaaS resources using the same tools they use for other Azure services. This gives IT professionals access to centralized management of all virtualized applications via a single-pane-of-glass user interface—including all management operations such as provisioning new users or setting up new subscriptions without additional setup costs or time spent managing those resources independently from other applications running in the cloud. 

5 Reasons Companies Are Turning to DaaS Providers like Citrix 

  • Cost savings. A DaaS service provider can provide all of the hardware and software you need and manage it on your behalf. You don't have to invest in expensive physical resources or pay for ongoing maintenance and support. 
  • Flexibility: You can change your infrastructure anytime without worrying about long-term commitment or contract termination fees if you switch providers. 
  • Security: DaaS providers take care of security for all of their client's devices, so there's no need for each organization to build its defenses from scratch. 
  • Accessibility: Remote users have access to the same applications and data as their coworkers working from within the office; this gives everyone equal access regardless of where they happen to be located at any given time—and lets employees avoid wasting valuable time commuting from home every day! 
  • Mobility: Employees who use Citrix DaaS can work independently while traveling around town without losing connectivity because they always have access through their smartphones or tablets, even during power outages (critical during Hurricane Season). 

More about Citrix DaaS 

Citrix DaaS is a cloud-based service that allows users to access applications and data from any device, anywhere in the world. This type of service has been around for years and is also known as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). 

Citrix is a market leader in VDI solutions, offering products like XenApp and XenDesktop to provide managed access to virtual desktop environments. Citrix is also one of the leading providers of cloud services for virtual desktops, including DaaS. 

Benefits of Citrix DaaS 

Citrix DaaS can help you: 

  • Flexibility. Hosted desktops and applications allow users to run Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux simultaneously on any device, anywhere. This eliminates the need for costly hardware or software upgrades. 
  • Cost savings. By subscribing to a Citrix cloud service instead of purchasing and managing your infrastructure, you reduce capital expenses and operating costs by up to 70 percent per user per month—an industry average based on independent Gartner research. 
  • Security. Virtualization technology provides secure access from anywhere using various devices, so employees can be productive when traveling away from the office without sacrificing security protections for sensitive data or company secrets that are required for them to do their jobs successfully at all times (e.g., HIPAA). Moreover, it allows IT teams around the world - regardless of size - access all corporate resources irrespective where they're located through one secure gateway; this ensures that critical data remains protected while also enabling them to make changes quickly without having to wait long periods before they're implemented across all locations simultaneously. 

Virtualization Trend 

Virtualization is creating a virtual version of something, such as a physical hardware device or system, that can be run on top of a physical machine. This means you can create multiple instances of one operating system (OS) running on the same machine and multiple OSes running side by side on one machine. 

Virtualization can be used to create a virtual version of a physical device or system, such as a computer or network resource. A single machine can have more than one OS running on it simultaneously. 

Next Steps 

If you're still uncertain about whether to take the plunge into Citrix DaaS, consider these following steps: 

  • Evaluate your current IT infrastructure. Take a good hard look at how your desktops are performing now, their limitations, and what kind of support they require. This will help you understand how much improvement could be gained with a new platform. 
  • Don't wait until you have a pressing need for change before considering virtualization—the sooner it's done, the more time there is to plan and implement successful changes over time so that users aren't disrupted by significant changes all at once. 

Knowing the benefits and challenges of virtual desktops will help you transition to a more mobile workforce. 

As a Citrix customer, you are likely aware of the benefits and challenges of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). If you're not using VDI today, it's essential to know what it is and how it can help your organization. 

Virtual desktops allow employees to access an operating system through their web browser or thin client device. These remote virtual machines (or "virtual computers") are stored on a server in the data center, so they don't need to be installed on each employee's computer. This approach has several benefits: 

  • Employees can use whatever device they want—a laptop or tablet—to access their applications from anywhere on any network with an internet connection. 
  • Employees receive all patches and updates as soon as they become available; no more waiting for IT staff to install them manually at night when everyone else is asleep! 
  • IT managers can centrally manage security policies for all systems from one location instead of maintaining separate policies for every piece of hardware that needs protection against malware threats like viruses/worms/bots or similar. 


Citrix DaaS is an excellent way for businesses to access virtual desktop technology without the high cost of installing and maintaining their hardware. DaaS has many benefits, including savings on IT infrastructure costs and improved security for end users. Businesses' most significant challenge when looking into DaaS is figuring out how to make it work within infrastructure constraints like bandwidth and latency issues. 

We'd love to help you implement Citrix DaaS! 

SSI has a team of experts who can work with you to find the right solution for your business, whether you need help setting up something new or need help with an existing system. Our consultants will be able to answer all of your questions and make sure that we're providing exactly what you need.