Desktop as a Service

Reduce worries about sensitive information being compromised through lost or stolen devices. Reduce your concerns about security threats. Think of the time saved by never manually updating a device again. How about being able to say “bring it on” to bring your own device (BYOD)?

That's Desktop as a Service !

Fermorite offers a fully managed solution that eliminates time, effort and worry about patches, upgrades, application integrations and testing, end-user device troubleshooting and security.

We offer Citrix and Microsoft DaaS protocols, giving you the flexibility to create hybrid implementations that enable you to effectively manage on-premises and distributed workloads.

User Layer

This layer describes the end-user environment and end-point devices that are used to connect to resources. This section also explains the use case οf Citrix Workspace and Citrix Workspace app.

Access Layer

This layer describes the details surrounding external and internal access to the Citrix environment. This section provides design details for virtual networks, resource location connectivity, Citrix Gateway and StoreFront placement and configuration.

Resource Layer

This layer captures information of the user’s personalization, applications and images of the Citrix environment.

Control Layer

This layer describes the details surrounding the components used to support the rest of the environment, which includes site design of the Citrix Cloud Services, Cloud Connector and Active Directory integration.

Platform Layer

This layer describes the hardware components, private, public and hybrid cloud that will be used for the Citrix environment–hardware, storage and virtualization details.

Operations Layer

This layer explains the procedures and tools that support the core product and solution.

Fermorite’s Desktop as a Service creates the visibility and control you need to transform IT from a cost center to a revenue-driving entity:

Top benefits of Fermorite’s Desktop as a Service:


All employees and contractors can access their applications, desktops and data, keeping them productive, no matter where they work.


DaaS provides a secure access point for users and simplifies processes, procedures and desktop and app management.

Business continuity

Without a dependence on hardware, you can stay up and running after a natural disaster or any other unforeseen event.


Rapidly scale up and down depending on your business needs, whether that is M&A, staffing temporary workers during peak seasons, managing contractors (developers) or deploying branch offices.

Cost control

Pay for only what you use through monthly or yearly subscription models. Plus, reduce capital expenses and enjoy more predictable operational expenses.


What is Desktop as a Service (DaaS)?

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a cloud computing offering that enables businesses to deliver cloud-hosted virtual desktops to any device, from anywhere. DaaS solutions provide complete hosted desktops for applications and email securely delivered over the web. They are simple to buy and easy to manage, with no software for IT to maintain.

How does DaaS work?

DaaS is offered as a subscription service and is multitenant in nature. The backend virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) infrastructure, including the virtual machines that run desktop operating systems, is hosted by Fermorite. Fermorite streams the virtual desktops to a customer’s end-user devices.

Fermorite manages the VDI deployment, as well as the maintenance, security, upgrades, data backup, and storage. And the customer manages the applications and desktop images. DaaS is a good choice for organizations that don’t want to invest in and manage their own on-premises VDI.

What’s the difference between VDI and DaaS?

DaaS is VDI, but hosted in the cloud. With VDI, an organization deploys virtual desktops from its own on-premises data centers. In-house IT teams are responsible for deploying the virtual desktops as well as purchasing, managing, and upgrading the infrastructure.

DaaS is essentially the same thing but the infrastructure is cloud-based. Organizations that subscribe to a DaaS offering don’t need to manage their own hardware.