Dr. Martens Selects Parallels 2X Remote Applications Server (RAS) to Deliver Virtual Applications and Desktops to its Workforce

Allows remote users to deliver corporate applications on workstations and mobile devices

Renton, WA, U.S.A. – April 28, 2015 – Parallels® announced today that global clothing and footwear brand Dr. Martens has selected Parallels 2X® Remote Application Server (RAS), parallels.com/ras, to deliver applications to its employees. Dr. Martens uses Parallels 2X RAS to provide secure access to core business applications from multiple locations through multiple devices, resulting in centralization of data and applications and improved productivity. (Note: 2X Software was acquired by Parallels in February.)

With branches all over the world and a large number of travelling employees, Dr. Martens worked with Lily Systems IT integration to resolve the challenge of providing more than 650 employees access to core business applications and data. Dr. Martens now leverages the ability of Parallels 2X RAS to easily configure and manage service levels for select users, as well as centralize data and virtual apps and provide secure access to internal systems. The company plans to significantly increase its global capacity over the next three to four years and believes that Parallels 2X RAS will be instrumental in bringing these additional remote users into its environment.

“Parallels Remote Application Server offers simple and secure access to core applications and infrastructure from remote locations,” said Nigel Harris, European Network Manager, Dr. Martens (Airwair). “The ability to define access rights to specific applications at the user level is a great advantage.”

“We are pleased Dr. Martens selected Parallels 2X RAS. Our solution allows global businesses to work in a cost- and time-efficient manner, which is increasingly important given the evolving nature of the global remote workforce,” said Parallels president Jack Zubarev. “Dr. Martens is one of many global brands who have used Parallels 2X RAS to ensure that remote employees have access to mission-critical apps and data, regardless of location.”

Case Studies and Awards
Dr. Martens is one of many companies to adopt Parallels 2X RAS. Parallels 2X RAS is used across a variety of industries, ranging from education to healthcare. Read how Parallels transformed Norwegian American Hospital, Bridgwater College and Telfair County Schools, enabling them to increase productivity and reduce costs through their solutions.

The award-winning Parallels 2X RAS was recently honored at the 2015 Govies Government Security Awards in the Best Hosted Solution category. In recent months, Parallels 2X RAS also won at TMC’s InfoTech Spotlight Data Center Excellence Awards, The Best of TechEd North America 2014, and was selected in CRN’s Virtualization 50 for 2014.

About Dr. Martens (Airwair)
Dr. Martens (Airwair) is a British clothing and footwear brand, commonly known as DMs, Doc Martens, Docs, or Doctor Martens. The company specializes in designing a wide range of footwear with air-cushioned soles, yellow stitching, welted construction, and a characteristic upper shape. Dr. Martens also offers clothing and luggage accessories. The brand is now owned by Permira and runs hundreds of stores in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. For more information, visit www.drmartens.com.

About Parallels
Parallels is a global leader in cross-platform solutions which make it possible and simple for customers to use and access the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. We help customers take advantage of the best technology out there, whether it’s Windows®, Mac®, iOS, Android™, or the cloud. Parallels solves complex engineering and user experience problems by making it simple and cost-effective for businesses and individual customers to use applications wherever they may be — local, remote, in the private datacenter, or in the cloud. Parallels began operations in 2000 and is a fast-growing company with offices in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Visit parallels.com/about for more information.

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