Reduce IT Costs and Complexity with Parallels RAS:
A Citrix Alternative
- Save up to 60% on application and desktop delivery.
- Centrally deploy and manage RDSH, VDI, and Azure Virtual Desktop.
- One-stop solution with a single licensing model.
Simplify Virtual Desktop
and Application Delivery
Parallels® Remote Application Server is an all-in-one VDI solution that supports both application and desktop delivery under the same management console, license, and infrastructure.
Combine any number of hypervisors with Parallels RAS to deliver seamless application delivery and publish remote desktops. Manage your VDI, Microsoft RDS, or Azure Virtual Desktop environments centrally and efficiently.
Parallels RAS is simple to deploy, configure, and manage, helping businesses decrease IT complexity. With RDSH, VDI, and Azure Virtual Desktop all managed through a single pane of glass, Parallels RAS simplifies the management and scaling of IT infrastructures.
Smart wizards and automation tools make complex administrative processes easier by providing administrators with the most effective path to application delivery, freeing them from time-consuming and repetitive tasks.
All-inclusive Single Licensing Model
Parallels’ RAS single license model enables access to a full-featured set of capabilities. There’s no need to evaluate multiple editions to determine which best suits your business needs. And since Parallels RAS is deployed via on-premises, hybrid, and cloud environments, IT teams are always in control of managing the entire infrastructure.
The license includes enterprise-range features:
- Load balancing
- Multi-cloud ready
- Monitoring and reporting
- Universal Printing
- Remote PC
- FIPS 140-2 encryptions
- 24/7 customer support
Parallels RAS does not require third-party add-ons—there is no need to pay for anything extra.
Unified Azure Virtual Desktop Integration
Parallels RAS provides organizations with unified administration to configure and manage Azure Virtual Desktop and other types of resources. A central management point increases the simplicity and flexibility to manage hybrid and multi-cloud deployments and makes the transition to the cloud easier for enterprises.
Parallels RAS helps organizations to deploy Azure Virtual Desktop by using straightforward and intuitive wizards to add and manage workspaces, create personal or pooled host pools, build templates, and assign users to application groups.
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FSLogix Profile Container offers unique profile management capabilities and advantages for non-persistent environments, especially when used in conjunction with Azure Virtual Desktop. Parallels RAS supports FSLogix Profile Container deployment and configuration directly from the Parallels RAS Console. As a dedicated User Interface is available, FSLogix settings can be carried out with a click of a button, thus avoiding manual installations, registry changes, or Active Directory Group policies.
Parallels RAS includes a complete set of built-in performance metrics to maintain optimized performance and an optimal user experience. The “UX Evaluator” metric and other advanced session details enable administrators to obtain important information about user experience and working habits without the need for end-user intervention. Parallels RAS offers a single pane of glass to centrally manage all these tasks.
Due to the simplicity of a Parallels farm and its components, along with the ability to centrally install any type of session host agent right from the management console, organizations can easily add servers and desktops to resource pools when there is demand for more resources or when businesses recruit new employees. There is no need to manually add new servers or gateways or reconfigure components such as the load balancer—Parallels RAS does it automatically.
Excellent Mobile User Experience (UX)
Parallels RAS enables access to desktop applications as if they were native apps on mobile devices. Boost productivity with support for iOS, iPadOS Android, and Chrome OS. Utilize native mobile-device gestures—such as zoom in, tap to click, and more—to interact seamlessly with desktop applications. Make the most of smart optimizations such as full-screen applications, quick keypads, multitasking, and Lock’n’Go Magnifying Glass.
Monitoring and Reporting
The Parallels RAS Monitor and Reporting Engine provides a continuously extensive overview of your infrastructure, allowing for planning or troubleshooting. Take advantage of real-time monitoring with hundreds of preconfigured reports covering everything from applications to remote session activity. Support your team and troubleshoot possible scenarios before they even take place.
Universal Printing and Scanning
Allow your users to print and scan from any device: desktop, thin client, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, or HTML5 browser. Universal Printing and Scanning is autoconfigured, without any extra action required by the IT administrator. Users can print and scan on all available printers and scanners, without having to install a driver.
High Availability Load Balancing
The auto-preconfigured and out-of-the-box load balancer delivers high performance across organizations, enabling gateways and servers to work at high availability. Parallels RAS quickly auto-configures the load needs of IT infrastructures while optimizing resources. An additional HALB appliance exists to serve for load balancing high-number infrastructures of over 2000+ users and is available at no extra cost.