London, UK and Dallas, TEXAS, February 23rd, 2015
Parallels, a global leader in virtual application and mobile device management solutions, today announced that Parallels Remote Application Server has received a GOLD Award from VirtualizationAdmin.com.2X RAS V14 Award

VirtualizationAdmin.com, a leading virtualization resource site, today published its review of Parallels RAS after running tests for two months. It decided to award Gold because the author found Parallels RAS extremely easy to install, navigate and configure. The user interface is clean, consistent and simple to use.

Parallels Remote Application Server has been on the market for almost 10 years. It is difficult to keep a product always on the frontiers of technology to guarantee the best customer experience, but we have done so successfully. With version 14, we have added extra features that help IT managers to further simplify and automate the administration of their virtual environment. 

"Janique Carbone, with more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, is a trusted advisor in virtualization and datacenter management. After thorough testing, she decided to award Gold. This positive feedback adds to the constructive comments that we collect every day from our customers and partners. We are very proud of this result.” Giorgio Bonuccelli, Parallels Marketing Director

“My team and I regard the Gold award from VirtualizationAdmin.com as a testimonial to our differentiated vision for the mobile workforce, and to the completeness of our Parallels Remote Application Server. Parallels RAS is one of the few solutions that provide IT managers with full flexibility, offering the same features irrespective of the hypervisor and device in use. 
"The Parallels R&D team constantly seeks to simplify complexity. We are only satisfied with an innovation when we are absolutely sure that it is easy to configure and use. Guaranteeing seamless application delivery over different platforms, including the latest features such as Reporting and Gateway High Availability, required extra effort. We are very happy that our commitment has been recognized by the market.” Paul Gafa, Parallels CTO

Quotes from Product Review: Parallels Remote Application Server

“Overall, I found the Parallels RAS application extremely easy to install, navigate, and configure. The user interface is clean, consistent, and simple to use.”

“What is exciting about this product is that it accomplishes its objectives while providing a centralized management dashboard with easy to use monitoring and reporting features, and with extensive client platform support right down to mobile phone devices. There are several areas of enhanced support in Parallels RAS Version 14 with updates to high availability load balancing (HALB), printer redirection services, reporting, as well as IPV6 support.” Read More

“I was very impressed with the rich feature set provided in the Parallels RAS software. I was also very pleased with how easy the software is to install and configure.”  Janique Carbone

About the Reviewer

Janique Carbone has been working in IT for over 20 years on projects ranging from application development to enterprise infrastructure design. She is the co-author of the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Resource Kit and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Resource Kit. After 7 years at Microsoft, she founded the Infrastructure Group to deliver virtualization and cloud computing consulting services. Janique has developed virtualization technology training for customer events such as TechEd, developed partner training courses for Microsoft, and assisted customers in maintaining and optimizing business-critical Windows Server infrastructures. While working in Microsoft Consulting Services, she specialized in the architecture and deployment of large enterprise Active Directory infrastructures. During that time, she also developed and taught a graduate-level TCP/IP network course at the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Before turning to the wide world of IT, Janique worked as an Aerospace Engineer on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station for Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and Rockwell International, as well as a few smaller contractors supporting the National Air and Space Administration. Since 2008, Janique has worked as a technical writer for VirtualizationAdmin.

About VirtualizationAdmin.com

VirtualizationAdmin.com is a leading virtualization resource site, attracting over 170,000 administrators and specialists every month. The site provides the latest virtualization news, articles and tutorials by leading virtualization experts, message boards, an exclusive FAQ, software listings and product reviews.

VirtualizationAdmin.com forms part of a group of sites run by TechGenix Ltd., including http://www.windowsnetworking.com – a comprehensive Windows Networking resource site; http://www.msexchange.org, a Microsoft Exchange Server resource site; http://www.windowsecurity.com, a Windows security resource site;

http://www.isaserver.org, a Microsoft ISA Server resource site; and http://www.cloudcomputingadmin.com, a Cloud Technologies resource site.

2X RAS V14 Award: GOLDAbout Parallels

Parallels is a global leader in virtual desktop, application delivery and mobile device management solutions. Thousands of organizations worldwide trust in the reliability and scalability of Parallels products. Parallels offers a range of solutions to make every organization’s shift to cloud computing simple and affordable.The company’s product line includes the award-winning Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS), providing platform-independent virtual desktop, application delivery and integrated thin client management from a single software package to any modern operating system, as well as to mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. Parallels Mobile Device Manager (Parallels MDM) offers a complementary (or standalone) solution that enables Parallels’s customers to monitor and manage corporate and employee-owned mobile devices. With Parallels MDM, customers can track their devices and remotely lock or delete data if a device is lost or stolen. In addition, organizations can monitor mobile devices for malware and remove inappropriate apps. For additional information, visit www.2x.com or contact Giorgio Bonuccelli by email (Giorgio.Bonuccelli@2x.com) or phone (+356 2258 3800).



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