Gartner, a company that delivers actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams has officially released the "Magic Quadrant™ for Desktop as a Service". And Alibaba Cloud, the only Chinese vendor, was listed for the first time in this Magic Quadrant and has been recognized as a Niche Player.
Gartner defines Desktop as a service (DaaS) as the provision of virtual desktops by a public cloud or service provider. DaaS is bought by digital workplace leaders seeking to provide desktop or application end-user experiences from virtual machines accessed using a remote display protocol. DaaS vendors incorporate a fully managed control plane service into their offerings, which facilitates user connections and provides a management interface. DaaS can be delivered preconfigured as a service or can be delivered as a DaaS platform where clients are responsible for self-assembly, configuration and management. It is charged on subscription- or usage-based payment structures.
Alibaba Cloud has been positioned as a Niche Player in Magic Quadrant for Desktop as a Service for its ability to execute and completeness of vision.
Source: Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Desktop as a Service, Stuart Downes, Craig Fisler, Sunil Kumar, Eri Hariu, Mark Margevicius, Tony Harvey, 5 September 2023
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