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Definition: DaaS

(1) (Desktop As A Service) A thin client architecture that is delivered from a cloud service provider rather than from in-house servers. The users' computers function like remote input/output terminals to the servers in the datacenter. Contrast with WaaS. See desktop virtualization, cloud computing and XaaS.

(2) (Data As A Service) Data services over the Internet; for example, verifying email and credit card billing addresses. See email verification and address verification.

(3) (Data As A Service) A central repository for enterprise data. The "service" aspect means that the data are available to all users and are not tied to the format required by one type of application.