Not as dumb as you think
I am increasingly working via RDP on machines other than the one in front of me.
It is very convenient to be working on your desktop in one city, disconnect, travel to another city and just reconnect. Once you get used to working that way it is hard to imagine going back.
I currently have to do this either with my own managed cloud infrastructure, partner/client infrastructure or my own small office server environment. It sucks managing it.
The problem with most of the current virtualization things like this DAAS is that it costs too much for what you get. It is cheaper thus far to host yourself. However, that is guaranteed to change.
Meantime, if you can make the business case and you can trust the back end supplier (not sure *I* do), this is a brilliant way to phase out your own infrastructure while beefing up fault tolerance, disaster recovery, security, etc.
It is the trusting the back end supplier that is the real sticking point.