This confused me for the longest time too. DaaS (Desktop as a Service) is technically considered a silo under IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) because it involves moving CPU, RAM, and storage to the cloud. When desktops are virtualized and managed on-premises, it’s referred to as “Virtual Desktop Infrastructure” or VDI (VARs know it as VDI more than DaaS). When its move to the cloud it can be considered “Cloud VDI” and it can technially still be managed by the IT staff. When this cloud VDI is then managed by a third party, it becomes “managed cloud VDI” or Desktop as a Service.
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