What Is a Cloud Desktop?

August 1, 2023

A cloud desktop is a virtual desktop environment hosted and operated on cloud-based resources (unlike a traditional computer that relies on local hardware). Users can access a cloud desktop remotely from anywhere and with any device as long as they have a working Internet connection. Other common names for cloud desktops are cloud virtual desktops, cloud-hosted desktops, and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).

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