Improved Mobile Interface, New PowerShell APIs, and additional Security Options Enhance the Simplest and Most Cost-Effective Remote Application Delivery and VDI Solution on the Market

 

Bellevue, WA – July 10, 2017 – Today Parallels® launches Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) version 16 ( www.parallels.com/ras) at Microsoft’s Inspire conference in Washington D.C. Parallels will demo new features such as PowerShell API, white labeling for managed service providers (MSPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs), Touch ID for iOS client, linked clones for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), Turbo.net integration for an easy way to manage multiple application versions, support for Nutanix Acropolis hypervisor, use of Microsoft Windows Server for VDI deployments for MSPs with Microsoft Services Providers Licensing Agreements (SPLA), and more.

Parallels RAS 16 also features enhanced support for use of native iOS and Android touch gestures for remote applications – including in-house and legacy apps. Quick Keypad capability enables customers to define application shortcuts to significantly speed up access to most common functionality. Additional enhancements include Swiftpoint® GT Bluetooth mouse support, printing, file transfer support for HTML5 and Chrome clients, scalability, and smart sizing for applications and desktops. The Linux client now also supports microphone and camera redirection which allows use of Skype and similar apps from Linux thin-clients.

“Traditional application delivery and VDI solutions are complex and expensive for SMEs and MSPs, and result in low profitability or ROI,” said Jack Zubarev, Parallels president. “For MSPs, ISVs and businesses with 100 to 5,000+ employees, Parallels RAS significantly simplifies and enhances the IT admin and end user experience, enabling fast and scalable implementation and no-hassle management of remote applications and desktops for employees and customers. It provides a cloud-ready all-inclusive solution at significantly lower costs than alternatives.”

“We needed a purely VPN solution, but also wanted Terminal server access. Parallels RAS was perfect for our situation. Parallels RAS makes it simple for our IT admins to support any device that students and teachers prefer to use, and saves us hours of setup time,” said Paul Miller, Head of IT at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School Everyone. “The Parallels RAS mobile client for iOS and Android enables our students and teachers to be truly productive on the go or at home. We are excited about Parallels RAS 16’s VDI improvements and its new mobile client features.”

Parallels RAS supports application containers, with the integration of Turbo.net, enabling customers to easily manage and deliver different versions of applications to employees. It also integrates with the new Microsoft Azure-based deployment options and includes improvements in VDI and hyper-converged use cases.

Delivery of full or linked-clone based desktops with Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and VMware ESXi or hyper-converged solutions – such as Nutanix, HPE and Lenovo – is now supported. KVM-based VDI is also supported using Nutanix Acropolis hypervisor.

Parallels RAS recently launched an enhanced Parallels Partner Program specifically designed for MSPs and ISVs specializing in remote Application and VDI services. It provides them with usage-based pricing, waterfall discounts, and a host of free resources to help them succeed. To learn more, please visit parallels.com/partners.

 

Parallels RAS 16 new features and updates include:

Parallels RAS has more than 5,000 customers from MSPs, ISVs, business sectors, healthcare, education, manufacturing, retail, and banking.

 

Microsoft Inspire Conference Parallels RAS Demos

Parallels will demonstrate Parallels RAS at Microsoft Inspire in the Tech Data Booth #700 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. July 11-12 from 2-2:15 p.m. Eastern Time Parallels will give a “Bringing Simplicity and Scalability for Azure Published Applications” demo during a “Security and Information Management” segment at the Tech Data Theatre. Additionally, personal Parallels RAS demos will available throughout the day in Tech Data booth #700 during the conference.

 

Availability and Pricing

Parallels offers a free 30-day full-featured trial of Parallels RAS 16 at www.parallels.com/ras.

Parallels RAS pricing is $99.99 per year per concurrent user and includes all capabilities (including built-in load balancer) as well as support and maintenance at a single price point. Monthly usage based pricing is available for MSPs and ISVs – please visit www.parallels.com for details.

 

Media Contacts

John Uppendahl, Vice President of Communications, john@parallels.com, 425.282.1734

Ryan Donough, Cohn & Wolfe for Parallels, ryan.donough@cohnwolfe.com, 415.403.8311

 

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