As a majority of companies have already migrated to the cloud, unfortunately there still remain some businesses out there that have been given incorrect information that has halted them in their tracks in regarding to transitioning to a cloud-based platform. Luckily, cloud services provider NaviSite (News - Alert) is here to save the day and let us know the truth behind the types of benefits the cloud can bring to organizations throughout the world.
Slated to take place on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PST, the not-to-miss webinar titled, “Desktop-as-a-Service: Sorting Fact from Fiction” will highlight exactly how to successfully power DaaS while simultaneously remaining in line with rigorous mandates outlined by Microsoft (News - Alert). At this point in history, the cloud services provider thought it was necessary to hold a presentation that helped firms to realize it isn’t as difficult as they might believe to leverage a Desktop-as-Service (DaaS) model, reduce costs and drive efficiency while also working in conjunction with Microsoft.
Although cloud computing has taken off, hosted desktops do come with several challenges and DaaS licensing is on the most significant ones. The outsourcing of a virtual or hosted desktop is turned over to a third party service provider who in turn becomes fully responsible for managing the storage of data, backup, security and upgrades. While DaaS enables VDI admins to host these work environments in the cloud, Microsoft is touted as making is pretty difficult to license desktops for the cloud. Some other obstacles include ensuring service-level agreements are robust enough to ensure service availability and that WAN bandwidth is enough for remote users to turn to DaaS to access important documents and applications anywhere they are.
Prior to implementing Desktop-as-a-Service, according to Gartner’s (News - Alert) 2009 report “Best Use Scenarios for Hosted Virtual Desktops,” businesses need:
• Extensive planning, combined with a thorough understanding of users, applications,
and manageability requirements
• Sound business justifications (TCO and ROI)
• Well-defined processes and automation
• Piloting of staged implementations
Additional topics that will be spoken about during the seminar include desktop virtualization, the ways in which cloud hosted services are being offered, Microsoft licensing requirements, and why it's not possible to deliver DaaS under traditional VDI.
Chris Patterson, vice president of Product Marketing, NaviSite in addition to Danny Allan, chief technology officer, Desktone will be the featured speakers during the webinar.
Don’t delay, register today!
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli