Take your RDS deployment to the next level.

Our deep integration with Parallels RAS enables you to remotely deliver apps and desktops to any device, anywhere, at a fraction of the cost of traditional VDI solutions.

What are remote applications?

Remote application technology is one of the many solutions you can use to deliver apps. The way it works is by installing the individual applications on a central server. The user then accesses the app on the server (where the app is actually running) from their remote device, anywhere.

The end user effectively receives real-time ‘screenshots’ of the application/desktop they’re using, whilst being able to fully interact with it using local peripherals. Because the apps are centrally-managed from one place, it’s quick to publish new apps and desktops to all your remote devices.

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Benefits of Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS enables the ‘any app, any device’ dream that today’s users expect, within a scalable and secure environment that your IT department demands. Parallels RAS supports Microsoft RDS, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, VMware EXSi, Nutanix Acropolis (AHV) and KVM.

  • Access on any device

    With Parallels RAS and HTML5 technology, employees can securely access software on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops, including BYOD.

  • Comprehensive security

    With multi-factor authentication, advanced security controls and client policies, you can prevent unauthorized remote access to apps and desktops to protect sensitive data.

  • Manage apps better

    Parallels RAS makes it easy for IT to deliver apps and desktops to users. From a single pane of glass, quickly publish and manage RDSH/VDI apps and desktops.

How does Parallels RAS work?

  • 1. Publish apps & desktops

    After setting up Parallels RAS, you can use an intuitive and simple wizard to publish your apps and desktops on the server in a matter of minutes.

  • 2. Set permissions

    Change provisions to set who can access apps and desktops. Parallels RAS supports multi-factor authentication mechanisms including Radius, DeepNet, and SafeNet.

  • 3. Access apps

    Once apps and desktops are published and provisioned, they can be remotely accessed by any device or any web browser (with the HTML5 client).

Using Cloudpaging packages with Parallels RAS

By combining Parallels RAS with Cloudpaging application virtualization, you can realize the benefits of both technologies whilst only needing to prepare and package your apps once. Package your apps with Cloudpaging first, then use the same package in a variety of technologies, depending on your use case, to save IT time and resources.

That includes Parallels RAS, VMware Horizon and Microsoft RemoteApp. So you could deploy a Cloudpaging app directly to users on-site, or the same app (and package) through Parallels RAS to users working remotely or on non-Windows devices, to comply by any license restrictions or security policies. And this can all be done through AppsAnywhere, where one launch button determines your location, device and OS, and instantly presents users with the best option to launch that app.

AppsAnywhere + Parallels highlights

  • Cost-effective VDI alternative

    Parallels RAS is an inexpensive solution compared with traditional VDI solutions

  • Any device, anywhere

    Remotely access any Windows app on any device, any platform and any OS

  • HTML5 Web access

    With Parallels HTML5 Client, users can access apps from any web browser

  • Business-grade security

    SSL encryption, FIPS 140-2 compliance & highly granular access permissions secure sensitive data

  • Flexible deployment

    Deploy your Parallels RAS environment on-premise, in the cloud or using a hybrid model

  • Scalable any time

    The use of Parallels RAS Templates allows you to create a self-load balancing environment where servers and clients can be added/removed dynamically on demand.

Any app, any device. AppsAnywhere + Parallels.

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