Spot by NetApp Unveils Cloud Desktop-as-a-Service Solution

NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software vendor, has announced the general availability of Spot PC, a managed cloud Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution. The new offering is designed for the public cloud and today’s remote and distributed working environments, with security, automation, observability, and optimization.

Spot PC is a cloud desktop solution for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and their clients that is optimized for security, privacy, and infrastructure efficiency. It would help reduce overall support burdens and allow existing staff to deliver and support many more desktops. According to NetApp, this might result in increased profitability.

Organizations have been forced to develop their IT infrastructure to support remote work environments, establishing dispersed teams, and enabling hybrid offices while managing supply chain challenges and cyber security concerns due to the fast acceleration of hybrid work environments.

However, the most prevalent solutions for delivering remote desktops, which are based on classic virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), were never built for the public cloud and hence need a large amount of effort in terms of administration, maintenance, and debugging, stated NetApp. As a result, today’s remote desktop solutions would have large operational requirements, would be time consuming and hard to set up, migrate to, and administer, Next to that, according to NetApp, this could be costly to deploy and operate.

Cloud Desktop Deployment

Photo Anthony Lye, EVP of Public Cloud Services at NetApp
“With Spot PC, we’re equipping MSPs and enterprises to bring differentiated, profitable cloud desktop solutions to market,” said Anthony Lye, EVP of Public Cloud Services at NetApp.

“Service providers and enterprises today require the right tools and solutions that are built for the cloud for optimal efficiency of their resources,” said Anthony Lye, Executive Vice President of Public Cloud Services at NetApp. “With Spot PC, we’re equipping MSPs and enterprises to bring differentiated, profitable cloud desktop solutions to market to meet growing demand from their customers and enabling them to deliver flexible, secure and fit-for-purpose remote work experiences to a variety of users across multiple locations and regions.”


Spot PC would provide a comprehensive as-a-service solution to these issues, allowing MSPs and businesses to provide secured, reliable, and fully optimized cloud desktops to meet a wide range of requirements.

To sum up, Spot PC would provide MSPs and enterprises with the ability to:

  • Deliver cloud desktops across various locations and countries with speed, flexibility, and agility to support a wide range of workloads for knowledge and technical computing users.
  • Ensure that cloud desktop environments fulfill security, availability, and performance requirements without putting IT workers under too much stress.
  • Using patent-pending AI and machine learning automatic optimization, provide a predictable cost structure.