Desktop as a Service is a relatively new concept in the cloud computing industry. It is similar to Software as a Service, except it’s not only the software, but the entire desktop environment that is provided as a service. In essence, the desktop is made available as a service to users, regardless of location or environment. For example, an employee could work on a client database using his desktop computer and then later, access this same information through his laptop, tablet, or smartphone when he leaves the office.
Desktop as a Service, also known as desktop virtualization, lets users sync their data using a client-server model with all of the computing power coming from the cloud server. The monitor, laptop, phone, or tablet is simply there to display the information resulting from the processing and to relay information to the server regarding simple control signals, such as the click of a mouse or typing on a keyboard.