Parallels Inc.

Citrix XenApp Alternative—60% Less Cost

The most cost-effective way to deliver Windows applications anywhere—
without complexity!
Move away from Citrix XenApp intricacy while gaining an outstanding user experience

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Leader in Cost-Effective Application Delivery

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) delivers Windows applications and virtual desktops to any device, anywhere. Easily manage Microsoft RDS and VDI while benefitting from a better mobility experience than XenApp—at a fraction of the cost.

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Avoid Citrix Growing Pains

Citrix has a complex and interrelated product range, which makes it difficult for an organization to assess the real cost of its current and future software infrastructure. In addition, users cannot rely on just one Citrix product; for example, Citrix NetScaler or other third-party load balancers need to be implemented with XenApp any time an organization needs load balancing capability.

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Simpler, More Secure, and Less Expensive than XenApp

Parallels Remote Application Server focuses on security, reliability, performance, scalability, and user experience.

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Single-Pane-of-Glass Solution

No third-party or expensive add-ons are needed; universal printer redirection, gateway high availability, reporting, and powerful load balancing are ready to use straight out of the box—from a central interface. IT staff can focus on core duties without dealing with unnecessary complexity.

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Dealing with Citrix EOL and EOM

In addition to the complexity of managing different Citrix products, IT managers also need to deal with the End of Maintenance (EOM) or End of Life (EOL) status of each component, which can lead to huge operational problems if one of these is missed. EOM and EOL for many Citrix products are coming sooner than you think. Are you prepared?

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Build Infrastructure Without Limits

Unlike Citrix, Parallels Remote Application Server is a one-product solution that covers all your needs without having to constantly monitor status. The solution works simultaneously with any hypervisor and Microsoft RDS. Its extended flexibility allows an IT administrator to publish applications from Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012.

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Features and Functionality

Parallels Remote Application Server Citrix XenDesktop & XenApp
Effortless application publishing Yes Limited
Pricing and TCO Yes No
Straightforward licensing Yes No
Access to file and folders Yes Yes
Access to virtual (published) applications Yes Yes
Access to virtual desktops (VDI) Yes Yes
Native client for multiple OSes and mobile devices Yes Yes
Automated client configuration based on the user’s email address Yes Yes
Integration of virtualized Windows apps into the Start Menu Yes Yes
Native mobile controls for Windows applications Yes Limited
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Parallels Remote Application Server delivers virtual desktops and applications from a central location, providing continuous availability, resource-based load balancing, and complete end-to-end reporting and network transparency for administrators.

Easily deliver Windows applications to anyone, anywhere using any type of operating system, computer, or mobile device.

Designed to be More Reliable, Easier, and More Flexible

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Application Publishing

Deliver applications to remote users and mobile devices in a seamless and easy-to-manage way. The user can continue to use the same files as if they were on their office workstation. Parallels Remote Application Server is easy to configure; with the drag-and-drop functionality, publishing an application is simple.

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Desktop Management

Regain up to 80% of the time normally used to configure and manage desktop clients. Parallels Remote Application Server allows you to transform any Windows client into a secure and fully managed workstation. Existing company computers can be used 'as is,' immediately delivering remote desktop and virtual applications.

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High Availability Load Balancing

Load balancing delivers high performance across your organization, allowing gateways and servers to work at high availability. Parallels Remote Application Server easily configures the infrastructure to your load needs by optimizing your resources.

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Remote Desktop–VDI

Mix the most popular hypervisors with Parallels Remote Application Server to deliver seamless application virtualization and publish remote desktops. Manage Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) independently and easily.

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The Parallels Remote Application Server reporting tools provide an extensive overview of your infrastructure. Take advantage of real-time monitoring with hundreds of preconfigured reports covering everything from applications to remote session activity. Support your team by anticipating when they will need you.

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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 auto-configured, 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.

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24/7 Support

24 hours a day, 7 days a week for support or troubleshooting with Parallels Remote Application Server.

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Fully Localized Interface

Parallels Client and Parallels Remote Application Server are available in 11 languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Korean, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified.

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