Parallels Remote Application Server enhances the performance of Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDSH), reducing the administration burden and delivering significant cost reductions

DALLAS, TX, March 12th, 2013 — Island Hotels Group Holdings plc, a leading organization in the Maltese hospitality industry, has achieved significant savings in administration time and improved performance of applications across their Wide Area Network (WAN) by implementing Parallels Remote Application Server.

The company, whose growing portfolio of properties includes Malta’s two Radisson Blu Resorts, has four locations where employees need access to applications. Initially, Island Hotels used the Terminal Services solution for Windows Server 2000. After investigating Citrix, the cost involved did not make sense. However, as their infrastructure grew, there was a need to reduce administration time and bandwidth requirements.

To solve these problems, Island Hotels used Parallels Remote Application Server as an add-on when clients started to increase. “This added convenience in the deployment of the applications and the cost savings were more from an administrative point of view rather than product replacement. Another cost savings was on WAN bandwidth since the requirements were lower,” said Ian Briffa, Group Technical Manager.

“We have used Parallels Remote Application Server to replace cumbersome client installations of applications that performed poorly over the WAN connections. We switched to Parallels for three reasons; deployment of a client came down to a few minutes rather than an hour or so, upgrades are done centrally rather than a client at-a-time and finally application performance improved significantly,” he added.

“Parallels Remote Application Server is simple to deploy but also scalable. My #1 benefit is the ease of deploying new applications on clients. Just install the Parallels client, configure the server and you’re done in a couple of clicks,” concludes Briffa.

About Island Hotels Group Holdings plc

Island Hotels Group Holdings plc, is a leading organization in the Maltese Hospitality industry with a diverse but complementary and growing portfolio of properties, including Malta’s two Radisson Blu Resorts, the Coastline Hotel, an upscale vacation club, numerous food and beverage outlets, and an events and catering service in Island Caterers. With over 1,000 staff, Island Hotels Group is a major employer on the Islands. For additional information, visit

About Parallels

Parallels, formerly 2X Software is a global leader in virtual desktop and application delivery, remote access and cloud computing solutions. Thousands of enterprises worldwide trust in the reliability and scalability of Parallels products. Parallels offers a range of solutions to make every company’s shift to cloud computing simple and affordable.

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