Citirx | Maybe you are looking for Citrix? | Parallels RAS

Citirx – Maybe you meant Citrix?

It’s common to mistype Citirx instead of Citrix, one of the many virtualization companies found in the market. It all started at the University of Cambridge that developed the ‘Xen’ protocol. Xen protocol connects a remote workstation to a datacenter or terminal server to allow for resource publishing. The protocol evolved into the HDX that’s known today.

Citrix Products

Misspelling Citirx instead of Citrix sounds reasonable if you have been looking for their products recently. It’s natural to be confused with all the editions and licenses on offer.

Citrix products may be unnecessarily complicated and highly-priced. For small-to-medium enterprises (SME), it’s difficult to sustain the budget for a Citrix infrastructure. Citrix solutions split the virtualization technology into two parts:

  1. Virtual Application delivery – Citrix Virtual Apps
  2. Virtual Desktop delivery – Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Citrix Virtual Apps allow the publishing of virtual applications from a data center to remote users utilizing the Citrix Receiver.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops allow for the publishing of virtual applications and virtual desktops from a data center to remote users utilizing the same Citrix Receiver.

In short, the only difference is that to deploy Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, you need to pay for an additional license.

Complicated Deployment

Citrix products are sometimes known for their complicated deployment. To deploy a Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) server, you need physical or remote access to the specific host to run the installation of the Citrix component. Also, to add that server in the Citrix infrastructure, you need to have both the new and an existing server active and “pair” them by entering a code like a Bluetooth device. It doesn’t make sense to require such code since you already have access to this host and can start the installation.

Leaving the RDSH aside, when you want to publish an application, you have to create a virtual store named “Storefront” and configure it as an additional component. So, without a Storefront, you can’t publish any application – again, an unnecessary and complicated step.

Parallels RAS – A Complete Alternative to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) offers the full functionality of RDSH, VDI and Windows Virtual Desktop deployments under the same license – and from the same Console.

Focusing on user experience and satisfaction, Parallels develops all products to be as user-friendly as possible without complicated configurations or highly-priced licenses. Parallels RAS includes a pre-configured load-balancer, monitoring and reporting engine, and enhances the native RDS functionalities in any infrastructure. Deployed on-premises, private, or hybrid clouds, it is the ideal solution for any organization looking for a cost-effective and intuitive solution – even for migrating or shifting to the cloud.

In addition, Parallels offers free training for its partners and resellers to increase their capacity to sell, support our products, and grow together!

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