Public Cloud Desktop-as-a-Service

The only true high compliance, access anywhere and infinitely scalable IT solution is to implement virtual desktops in a public cloud environment.

Atlas Cloud can take care of the process for you, with our Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) in the public cloud.

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DaaS in the Public Cloud

What is Public Cloud DaaS?

To explain DaaS we must first explain Virtual Desktops. A Virtual Desktop (or VDI) is a familiar Microsoft Windows interface, that we all know and love, but is built in a separate location to the device wishing to access and use it. The device then accesses the desktop virtually over the internet, where the device is essentially nothing more than a remote screen.

Desktop-as-a-Service (or DaaS) is a virtual desktop service that is fully managed and operated by a Managed Service Provider, like Atlas Cloud.

Public Cloud DaaS merely refers to the location of the virtual desktop: This could be on-premise (a company office), private cloud (a privately-operated data centre) or public cloud (a self-service data centre facility available to the public). Don’t be fooled by the term ‘public’; while the services are available to anyone, the scale in which public cloud providers can operate mean they can offer unrivalled levels of security and productivity functionality.

Atlas Cloud have offered DaaS services – including numerous niche, high compliance requirements – for over a decade and, as far as we’re concerned, the public cloud is very much the future of DaaS. Of the big three public cloud providers, our recommendation for DaaS is currently Microsoft’s Azure platform.

daas managed services for microsoft azure

Atlas Cloud offer fully or part managed DaaS services using Microsoft’s Azure public cloud infrastructure. 

Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktops

You may have  seen Azure Virtual Desktops (AVD) included in some Microsoft 365 licences.

AVD is the public cloud version of Microsoft’s long-established Remote Desktops Services (RDS), which was Microsoft’s service to enable virtual desktops.

Learn more about how AVD can help your organisation.

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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Standard for Azure

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Standard for Azure (CVAD) is the cherry on top of AVD. If you’re looking for a virtual desktop that requires lower bandwidth and offers a super-fast user experience, CVAD for Azure is worth its weight in gold.

As an experienced DaaS provider, Atlas Cloud can help you understand whether your organisation would require CVAD Standard for Azure on top of your AVD – and even take care of it all for you.


For over ten years, as one of the preferred IT service providers UK wide, we’ve specialised in the provision of Virtual Desktop technologies as Desktop-as-a-Service.

Over that time, we’ve developed close relationships with key vendors like Microsoft and Citrix and have seen our DaaS solutions win multiple high-profile awards.

We’ve been audited to high standards for previous high-compliance customer requirements.

That being said, Atlas’ Windows hosted desktop and Sage business cloud accounting solutions are some of the most preferred services our customers opt for.


Combining industry-standard Cyber Essentials and ISO 27001 accreditations, you can be confident Atlas Cloud handles personal information with secure processes.

2. Azure Experts

Since we began over ten years ago, we’ve always aimed to fix everything remotely (from within the UK) to cut the costs of expensive travel and engineer day rates.

Of course, we can offer on-site assistance where required.


As part of our proactive approach to security and service, we regularly arrange for external third-parties to attempt to find vulnerabilities in our systems. If anything’s found, we look to fix them quickly.

4. UK Government Approved

Public-sector organisations in the UK will be relieved to know we are G-Cloud 12 approved.

Private-sector organisations may be encouraged to hear we adhere to UK Government standards in pricing, processes and security.

“We have a good working relationship with Atlas and feel that they have taken the time to understand our business and our requirements.”

Erica Kemp – Business Development Director, Ecus

Working with Atlas Cloud

From consultancy, licencing and implementation through to fully-managed services, as one of the best cloud services companies in the UK, we can help organisations of any size enable secure remote working through Microsoft technologies.

Fully Managed IT Service


We’ll manage the process, end-to-end, so you don’t have to.

Part Managed IT Service


Use our expertise to get up and running but maintain day-to-day control.

Cloud Consultancy


We assist, you deliver. Your environment or ours.

Public Cloud DaaS Pricing

Our Public Cloud DaaS service is centred around Microsoft Azure. All infrastructure fees will be charged in accordance to Microsoft’s well-publicised Azure pricing. We charge a small management fee on top for our managed services.

Any necessary licencing fees will be clearly outlined and charged per user/per month, giving a highly scalable solution.

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