DESKTOP AS A SERVICE. YOUR CLOUD IS GETTING MORE HELPFUL.
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) Users have they own application spaces. Thin clients where applications might run ether locally or on server, shared filesystem, own graphics and audio, ability to connect local devices such as USB stick etc.
Remote desktop Service (RDS) is pretty much like having screen of the “big brother” server somewhere. All users logged into one server. It is usually more complicated to setup, limited connections and low performance however it might save you some dollars on software licenses.
There is even more modern way in desktop virtualisation. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
One more interesting option is to share running applications. For example you can run Photoshop on virtul machine and export an aplication window to the network. Then authorised users will login and use it one after another.
We are working to develop a strategy to combine all options as above in one cost effective DaaS solution.