ALSO today announced the immediate availability of Parallels' Remote Application Server (RAS) in the Cloud Marketplace. With Parallels RAS, ALSO's channel partners across Europe will be able to offer a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution to securely deliver Windows® desktops and applications on any device and anywhere, improving the flexibility of their offering.


With intuitive configuration wizards, PowerShell integration, and application provisioning, Parallels RAS streamlines the deployment and management of Microsoft RDS and VDI while offering an impressive locally-installed-like experience to all users. Parallels RAS increases IT agility, supporting Citrix XenServer, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and hyper-converged infrastructures. Moreover, this cloud-ready product supports on-premise, hybrid, or cloud deployments on Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.

“Parallels RAS can provide customers the cost-effective simplicity for virtual applications and desktops tailored to evolving business needs. We look forward to working closer with Parallels and are certain that our partners can become more competitive through this technology, which is available in the ALSO Cloud Marketplace today”, said Thorlakur Thorgeirsson, Head of Vertical Cloud Services at ALSO.

“ALSO Cloud Marketplace customers can now easily take advantage of Parallels RAS’ simple, fast and cost-effective virtual application and desktop delivery solution. Ease of use and manageability is important for both IT departments and end-users, and our recently released version 16 of Parallels RAS takes to this even further with new automation, white labelling, Cloud, and VDI capabilities,” said Jack Zubarev, President of Parallels.

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is now available in the ALSO Cloud Marketplace.


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Parallels is a global leader in cross-platform solutions that make it possible and simple for customers to use and access the applications and files they need on any dev ice or operating system. Parallels helps 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. More


ALSO Holding AG (Emmen/Switzerland) brings providers and buyers of the ICT industry together. The company offers services at all levels of the ICT value chain from a single source. In the European B2B marketplace, ALSO bundles logistics services, financial services, supply services, solution services, digital services, and IT services together into individual service packages. ALSO's portfolio contains more than 188 000 articles from some 500 vendors. The Group has around <br/> 3 520 employees throughout Europe (annual average 2016). In fiscal year 2016 (closing on December 31), the company generated net sales of 8.0 billion euros. The majority shareholder of ALSO Holding AG is the Droege Group, Düsseldorf, Germany. Further information is available at


Droege Group

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Droege Group (founded in 1988) is an independent advisory and investment company entirely family-owned. The company acts as a specialist for tailor-made transformation programs aiming to enhance corporate value. Droege Group combines its corporate family-run structure and capital strength into a family-equity business model. The group carries out direct investments with own equity in corporate subsidiaries and medium-sized companies in "special situations". With the guiding principle "Implementation - following all the rules of art," the group is a pioneer of implementation-oriented corporate development. Droege Group proves its implementation excellence daily within its own portfolio. The entrepreneurial platforms of the Droege Group are aligned to current megatrends (knowledge, connectivity, prevention, demography, shopping 4.0, future work). Enthusiasm for quality, innovation and speed determines the company's development. As a result the Droege Group has successfully positioned itself within the market, both nationally and internationally and operates in 30 countries. More information:



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