Parallels RAS is shortlisted for the 2022 Cloud Awards!

The team at Parallels is excited to be included on the short list for the 2022–2023 Cloud Awards. It’s an honor to be among the prestigious group of nominees. Parallels® RAS 19, the latest iteration of this Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution, has been shortlisted in the 2022–2023 Cloud Awards program in the Best Hybrid Cloud Solution category.

Latency, security, and reliability in a real-world solution are chief considerations for this award. Nominees are recognized for their pragmatic, actionable approaches to cloud services, along with being pioneers and driving innovation in this relatively new field.

Moreover, at a time when solutions that enable cloud computing are more vital than ever, the Parallels and Alludo™ teams are thrilled that Parallels RAS is included among the pioneers who will shape the future of the cloud moving into 2023 and beyond.

Why is Parallels RAS included on the Cloud Awards short list?

As a simplified, one-stop solution that bridges the gap between on-premises and multi-cloud providers, complete with a single management console and secure virtual work environment, Parallels RAS offers flexibility for both computing requirements and budget shifts, easily enabling workload distribution and failover. It gives customers the ability to access their legacy software as well as deploy new modern applications with ease.

Parallels RAS integrates seamlessly with Azure Virtual Desktop and other providers, giving customers an alternative to virtual private networks (VPNs), reinforcing the data security of virtual workspaces, reducing infrastructure complexity, and supporting easy and seamless cloud migration.

When compared to similar digital workspace platforms, Parallels RAS offers a simplified architecture that can be installed by IT teams within a matter of hours (or less). What’s more, this solution is available via a cost-effective, all-inclusive single licensing model, as opposed to the more complex and expensive options offered by competitors.

Overall, Parallels RAS earned its place on the Cloud Awards short list due to how it addresses a variety of use cases for organizations currently utilizing or considering using the cloud for a range of purposes.

How does Parallels RAS enable and enhance cloud computing solutions?

As part of the Parallels portfolio under Alludo, Parallels RAS makes working from anywhere, anytime, and on any device or OS possible. It’s a secure hybrid and remote work solution that provides employees access to applications and desktops whether they’re working from a corner office, the coffee shop, a remote corner of the world, or even their couch.

Parallels RAS bridges on-premises and multi-cloud solutions into a centralized management console for administrators, and a secure virtual work environment for end users. With Parallels RAS, a hybrid cloud provides flexibility for computing requirements and costs change through both a private and public cloud, easily enabling workload distribution and failover.

A few examples of specific features included in Parallels RAS that enable companies to easily adapt their infrastructure based on their business needs are as follows:

What are the Cloud Awards?

This is the organization’s twelfth year of celebrating cloud-based innovations across a wide range of industries across the globe, including in the US, Canada, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and the UK.

The head of operations for the Cloud Awards, James Williams, said that regarding the 2022–2023 field of applicants:

Cloud computing is now an essential tool helping businesses reach benchmark results. Yet we continued to see a remarkable number of further innovations this year. This year’s shortlist includes companies from a wide spectrum of industries, including security, communications, and personal healthcare, all of which impressed us with excellent cloud-based products and solutions.

The shortlisted applicants released today have made it through a fiercely competitive initial round. They exemplify truly inventive thinking, whether they are newly funded disruptors or well–known thought–leaders. Our judges were pleasantly surprised by the number of innovative ideas for the business environment across all industry sectors.

Learn more about how Parallels RAS can benefit your organization

The latest version of Parallels RAS is here! Parallels RAS 19.1 adds Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a cloud provider, an MSIX app attach integration, Let’s Encrypt Certificate Management, and Parallels Client for Windows on ARM64, among its latest additional features.

For more information on this version, check out the What’s New in Parallels RAS 19.1 blog post.

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