Today work is more than just an office job. It’s a last-minute email sent on the way in; a conference call joined from a business trip; a project handed in from an off-site meeting. Work is everywhere, which is why your team works best when it has easy access to data and applications from as many devices as possible.
Yet devices can’t pile up forever. In fact, as soon as your business grows large enough, your team will need more of them than you can handle. Introduce a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy, and the complexity will increase even faster. Here are three things that happen to organizations suffering from device overload:
- They have a harder time updating and managing all of their devices
- Their teams will have a harder time switching between devices
- All of the apps and data on those devices end up less secure
You want to avoid those things happening at your place. To do that, you’ll need to find a way to bring your teams’ devices together – a solution that separates work environment from hardware, but also at the same time not have to worry about purchasing/refreshing hardware, maintenance/upgrades, staffing, and other operating costs associated with traditional on-premise virtual desktop solutions.
This is where Zumasys Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) comes in.
Zumasys DaaS lets your staff access and run Windows desktops from any device. By putting desktops (their operating system, apps and data) in the cloud, it makes them accessible from smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers. It gives your team all the best cloud benefits, without making them sacrifice the setups they’re used to working with. Here are four of the benefits that you can expect from Zumasys DaaS:
With a virtualized desktop, each member of your staff will have on-demand access to a familiar interface. That means settings, preferences and file locations will be just as they like them, whether they’re using a smartphone, laptop, computer or tablet. It also means that each user has more control over the way they work, with nothing new to learn or get used to.
When your desktops move to the cloud with Zumasys, they move to the world’s most secure data center, Switch Las Vegas. That makes life (especially yours!) easier in many ways. Our technical team can provision a new desktop environment in minutes and push software upgrades out to all users simultaneously.
We understand that you want the best security as soon as it’s available. So when we identify a new vulnerability, we deliver the latest patches and fixes straight away.
Plus, if you ever want to run a rapid update to protect your desktops from threats like WannaCry, you won’t have to run between devices to install it – all updates are managed centrally.
You’ll also get a back-up function with Zumasys DaaS. That means that if someone loses a laptop they can be up and running on a new device within minutes, with the exact same desktop as before. Also, data is never stored locally so your data remains safe in our cloud.
Managing physical desktops can be expensive work. Not just due to additional costs like maintenance and repair fees, but because time gets wasted when you don’t have budget to upgrade outdated PCs and your team is working sub-optimally.
Once your desktops are virtualized that won’t be a problem. Instead, you’ll be able to roll out a new operating system (OS) centrally rather than having to transition individual computers.
Don’t let physical desktops weigh you down
Work is everywhere. That’s why you need a flexible solution that keeps your employees free to work exactly as they want to, wherever they want to. A solution that keeps costs down while delivering bank-grade security and centralized management.
Zumasys Desktop-as-a-Service does exactly that.
What Makes Zumasys DaaS Unique?
In 2017, Zumasys was recognized as runner up for Desktop Partner of the Year at Citrix Summit. This is our second consecutive nomination as runner-up in this category. We’re seeing rapid growth in DaaS adoption, particularly from small and medium-sized businesses that lack the resources or the desire to set up complex Citrix environments. With Zumasys DaaS, customers get a best-in-class virtual desktop environment with no capital investment or ongoing maintenance.
Our environment is built on the latest technologies from leading vendors and hosted in the ultra-secure Swtich data center in Las Vegas. We followed the Citrix reference architecture for multi-tenanted DaaS line by line, using many of the automation tools in the Citrix solution stack to enable a scalable, proven and field-tested architecture.
We actively monitor, provision and upgrade technology for the environment to provide the best performance for our users. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, we completed a number of hardware refreshes and platform enhancements to further improve user-experience, supportability, and integration with Microsoft Office 365.