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DaaS (Desktop as a Service)

DaaS provides a variety of benefits compared to physical desktops, including security and flexibility, even cost-efficiencies. Virtualising the desktop experience doesn't have to be complicated.

Based on our enterprise-grade Cisco Powered infrastructure, FASTdesk™ combines the very best hardware with the leading desktop virtualisation software from Citrix - powered by UKFast.

Why DaaS?

Improved employee mobility

Enable a robust BYOD strategy by providing employees with the tools to work from anywhere with DaaS. Cloud-hosted desktops provide a consistent experience across all user devices.

Reduce data security breaches

DaaS stores files and data in UKFast's secure data centres. Removing data from user devices eliminates the risk of data loss through theft or loss of the user device.

Improved ROI through OpEx

DaaS runs on an OpEx model, making IT spend predictable and controllable without unexpected or hidden costs. Long-term ROI and early payback on your investment are a core benefit of this solution.

Improved IT agility

DaaS gives your IT team improved central control over all user desktops, allowing for more agile deployment and patching of applications. Operating system and application incompatibility across different generations of devices are no longer an issue.

DaaS User Plans

App only

Ideal for mobile-only users
  • OS experience:  
    Windows
  • VM:
    Not applicable
  • Personal storage:
    25GB
  • Network storage:
    optional via FASTdrive
  • Persistent VM:
    Not applicable
  • Microsoft Office:
    optional
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Bronze

Ideal for office workers
  • OS experience:
    Windows
  • VM:
    Small
  • Personal storage:
    25GB
  • Network storage:
    optional via FASTdrive
  • Persistent VM:
    Not available
  • Microsoft Office:
    optional
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Silver

Ideal for remote workers
  • OS experience:
    Windows
  • VM:
    Medium
  • Personal storage:
    25GB
  • Network storage:
    optional via FASTdrive
  • Persistent VM:
    optional
  • Microsoft Office:
    optional
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Gold

Ideal for power users
  • OS experience:
    Windows
  • VM:
    Large
  • Personal storage:
    25GB
  • Network storage:
    optional via FASTdrive
  • Persistent VM:
    optional
  • Microsoft Office:
    optional
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Executive

Ideal for Executive users
  • OS experience:
    Windows
  • VM:
    Enterprise
  • Personal storage:
    25GB
  • Network storage:
    optional via FASTdrive
  • Persistent VM:
    included
  • Microsoft Office:
    optional
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UKFast DaaS is Cisco Powered  Cisco Powered DaaS

 

DaaS Use Cases

FASTdesk™ is extremely versatile and can be used across any industry. Some industries have adopted the technology faster than others and here we highlight some of these industry sectors:

  • Regulated industries benefit from increased security features to protect user data
  • Secure access to Windows apps from variety of devices (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows)
  • Work from anywhere, without compromising on data security
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  • Can be tailored to individual employee's role and business unit function
  • Provide easy access to a line of business applications from any device
  • Enable next generation learning through flexible and mobile workspaces
  • Effortlessly provide learning applications to students and teachers
  • Instant and single point of access to information based on role and access permissions
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  • Reduce IT admin by centralising management and delivery of apps to students and staff - wherever they are
  • Ensure data privacy and protection across all devices
  • Improve mobility and productivity by providing secure access from any device
  • Enable safe, seamless and instant access to electronic health records and patient information across locations, devices and networks
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  • Provide universal access to a modern interface with clinical and non-clinical applications to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Reduce admin time for practicioners and staff
  • Fast and easy access to files and apps from any location or device
  • Centrally managed desktop to reduce downtime and IT dependency
  • Easily sync desktop and files across devices. Large file sizes are no longer a problem
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  • Safeguard data and files through central data centre storage. No files stored locally on any device
  • Provide universal access to modern interface with business critical line of business applications

DaaS vs. VDI

With the increasing movement towards "...as a Service" solutions, customers benefit from lower initial investment in IT while maintaining access to all solution features and benefits. The same applies to DaaS, which adopts an OpEx model on a multi-tenant platform. This model allows small teams to get fast and cost-effective access to a virtualised desktop solution.

If ultimate control over the solution setup, infrastructure and deployment is a key requirement to your IT team, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is right for you. This solution extends into, and includes, a dedicated private infrastructure for single tenancy.

Webinar: Cloud-Hosted Desktops

Whitepaper: Cloud-Hosted Desktops - Which solution is right for me? 

Evaluate the core benefits of cloud-hosted desktops with our whitepaper "Cloud-hosted desktops - which solution is right for me?" and read more about how this technology can help your organisation. Learn more about where DaaS and VDI differ and which core benefits they share.

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Our DaaS specialists are on hand to answer your questions and provide our award-winning customer service.

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