Parallels RAS Teams Up with HPE DL380 and Microsoft Azure

Parallels RAS Virtualization on HPE ProLiant DL380 and Microsoft Azure

HPE ProLiant DL380 – While virtualization and cloud technology offer businesses many competitive advantages, the upfront costs to creating a robust cloud-based virtualization solution can be substantial. To implement a virtualization solution with hundreds of concurrent users often requires large investments in servers, robust storage, and networking. Many virtualization solutions are complex to install and manage, require weeks or months to implement, and fail to deliver a strong end-user experience.

This article is aimed at architects and implementation personnel who want to understand how Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) and HPE approach client virtualization—and how they can benefit from a pre-tested solution. The reader should have a solid understanding of client virtualization, familiarity with both Parallels and VMware products, and an understanding of concepts and limitations in client virtualization environments.

As a result of complex arrays and high initial investments, it’s not surprising that many businesses (especially small- and medium-sized organizations) have put off embracing cloud technology and implementing a VDI or virtualization solution in the workplace. User behaviors have also shifted, encompassing aspects such as where they work and on what device they prefer to work. Addressing these challenges for businesses and employees, Hewlett Packard
and Parallels have produced a comprehensive virtualization solution.

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) eliminates complex virtualization solution stacks and lowers the cost of virtualization. In fact, Parallels RAS deployed on HPE ProLiant DL380 Server and Microsoft Azure can save organizations up to 60% in total cost of ownership (TCO) for their virtualization solution.

Why the HPE ProLiant DL380 Server?

The HPE ProLiant DL380 can be customized to the needs of any environment. As the best-selling server in the world, it can be deployed to handle a variety of workloads, from a large enterprise to a remote or branch office. The release of ProLiant DL380 Gen9 now posts up to 21% performance gain by using the Intel E5-2600 v4 processors 2 versus the previous processors.

Why Microsoft Azure?

Spread across a wide network of Microsoft data centers, Microsoft Azure is a flexible cloud platform that makes it easy to build, publish, scale, and manage applications that are deployed to remote devices. Additionally, Azure allows you to build applications using multiple languages, tools, and frameworks.

Parallels RAS Deployed on HPE ProLiant DL380 and Microsoft Azure

Parallels RAS blends seamlessly with HPE ProLiant DL380 and Microsoft Azure hybrid configurations. Ideally suited for the performance and scalability requirements of Parallels RAS deployments, HPE ProLiant DL380 provides the architectural flexibility, extreme performance, and rapid and simple scaling for an optimized virtualization solution.

All from a single pane of glass, IT managers can publish applications and virtual desktops using intuitive configuration wizards, as well as manage RDSH and VDI-hosted sessions. Providing continuous availability, Parallels RAS features built-in, high-availability load balancing, resource-based load balancing, and comprehensive reporting tools. Parallels RAS Client supports nearly any device and OS, including Windows, Mac®, Linux, Android, and Google Chrome™ clients, enabling end users to access any Windows application or file from anywhere.

For those looking to achieve a high-power VDI solution without excessive costs or complexity, Parallels RAS and HPE ProLiant DL380 provides a turnkey approach for businesses to embrace virtualization and the cloud. Leveraging Microsoft Azure capabilities further expands possibilities for scaling computing capacity.


Parallels RAS sets up healthcare to deliver medical applications and patient information from local to cloud through a highly secure connection. The virtualization software solution also allows healthcare organizations to meet federal regulatory standards. Moreover, it delivers mobile access to critical medical applications (such as revenue cycle management solutions, CPOE systems, EMRs, and desktop image viewers) on any type of device, in any place—even at an off-campus clinic, outside emergencies, or the home.

Parallels RAS gives healthcare professionals the tools to improve patient care. It also saves time, enhances security, and reduces total cost of ownership for healthcare providers using virtualization technology.


Staff, students, and faculty in educational institutions using Parallels RAS enjoy on-the-go access to virtual learning applications, student data, and desktops. In a secure and straightforward manner, Parallels RAS is compatible with major hypervisors as well as Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS). With Parallels RAS, staff and students can access coursework and learning resources from home, through any device they already own, or even through a browser on a shared workstation.

Parallels RAS allows academic institutions of all sizes to reduce their capital and operating expenses while building a more adaptive and innovative learning experience.

Business Enterprise

Using the Parallels RAS solution, businesses benefit from significant cost savings and added value through employee mobility and increased productivity. Parallels RAS offers a simple and flexible solution to remote application and desktop virtualization. No other virtualization software offers such an intuitive, native-app-like user experience on mobile platforms. IT teams can easily build out a robust, high-availability remote delivery solution with Parallels RAS automated load balancing features and easy-to-understand installation wizards.

Allowing businesses to achieve a virtualized application and desktop environment in a shorter timeframe, Parallels RAS licenses are affordably priced for businesses of all sizes—from 10 to 1,000 concurrent users.

Want to find out more? Contact us for more information about Parallels RAS deployment on HPE ProLiant DL380 and Microsoft Azure.