Cloud-hosted desktops, or Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), offers a less costly and easier-to-manage means of achieving the benefits of VDI – without the added operational, IT and CAPEX demands often incurred with other digital security measures. With DaaS, healthcare organizations purchase VDI back-end services from a third-party provider on a subscription basis, including data storage, backup, security, and upgrades. Virtual desktops are then delivered via the Internet for secure, anytime/anywhere access to critical applications and patient files. Because data and apps never leave the data center facilities, security is ensured, allowing healthcare groups to incorporate digital assets into their compliance and resiliency strategies.
The value, efficiency, and reliability of DaaS can be further enhanced by the use of endpoint clients purpose-built to support desktop virtualization, such as ViewSonic’s discrete thin and zero clients, integrated thin and zero client displays, and smart display clients, which have been optimized for faster performance, lower power consumption, and longer product lifespan.