Users benefit from simple and secure remote access to applications from any desktop or mobile device for a fraction of the cost of Citrix XenApp

Crewe, Cheshire, 22 Nov, 2012 – Parallels, formerly 2X Software, a global leader in Desktop and Application Delivery  today announced Medway Council have implemented Parallels Remote Application Server to deliver applications from their data centres in the Kent and Medway Region to remote workers and partnerships.

Previously Medway Council used Citrix for network bandwidth reduction and compatibility across a wide client base, however, there was a need to allow load balancing, standardised terminal servers and remote working which would not have been financially possible using Citrix.

The council now uses Parallels Remote Application Server to publish over 40 applications from high end bespoke finance suites, to low end, low use legacy applications.  On average there are about 200 published application users online at any one time and 50 terminal services users.

“We have found Parallels Remote Application Server to be the best  value in today’s market,” said Tony Hales, Principal Server Administrator for Medway Council, ‘We like it’s flexibility in configuration when load balancing applications and good use of our Active Directory.  It is relatively easy to set up and administrate, whilst the management console is uncomplicated and free flowing.”

“As our business continues to make more use of terminal services and remote working we are looking at increasing our terminal services ten -fold, we will be looking to expand our Parallels farm in both load balancing and application publishing to service the demands required to deliver a trouble free efficient experience,” concludes Hales.

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About Medway Council

Medway Council is a unitary Council in the United Kingdom with in excess of 3000 staff supporting a population of 256,000 people.  Kent Connects’ Kent and Medway Regional Data Centres (KMRDC) offer public sector organisations the infrastructure, network connections and space to host their IT servers.

About Parallels

Parallels, formerly 2X Software is a global leader in desktop and application delivery, remote access and corporate mobility. Thousands of enterprises worldwide trust in the reliability and scalability of Parallels products. Cloud computing is shifting from a competitive advantage to an operational necessity. Parallels offers a range of solutions to make the leap to cloud computing simple and affordable.

Contact Caroline Stokes on +44 (0)845 222 0425, email

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