Instantly deploy Windows apps as HTML5 desktop applications

html5 desktop applicationHTML5 desktop application: Among the most significant transformations brought about by cloud and virtualization technologies is the location-agnostic and device-agnostic applications that are proliferating across corporate networks. With cloud technology, businesses are now able to centrally host resources such as applications, data, and VDI desktops in a datacenter and publish them to any remote device, allowing them to create and manage virtual offices across the globe proactively. According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market earned $175 billion in 2015. This value is expected to increase to $204 billion by the end of this year. According to IDC, the virtualization market was valued at $3 billion in 2015, with its value expected to increase to $4.6 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 8.9%. IT is experiencing a massive transformation, with nearly all data, applications, hardware, and software moving into the virtual world, or a software-defined infrastructure. We’ve seen the latest movement in this direction with Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2019.

The rise of HTML5-based web apps

In a virtual environment, client machines run client software to access the server. This mechanism fails when you are using a new device to access the server from a new location. It might be tempting to use clientless SSL VPN connections to access the central server, however, the complexity of managing them can prove to be a challenge. Additional plug-ins are also required for this to work. This is where the role of HTML5-based web apps come into play.

Web-based clients have the following advantages:

Needless to state, the huge advantages of HTML5-based web apps over client software and clientless SSL VPN connections have led to their rise.

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) HTML5 Client

HTML5 Desktop Application

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) offers an HTML5 Client that enables businesses to transform any Windows application into a web app easily. You don’t have to install the RDP client software on the end-user devices. In addition, the installation of plug-ins such as Flash, Java, or Silver Light is not required. The only requirement is an HTML5-enabled browser, which nowadays covers almost every web browser available. Using this browser, users can simply access Windows applications as web apps from any location, anytime, and from any device. The client devices can range from Windows and Mac to iOS and Android. Cross-functionality becomes easy. Moreover, using web apps with the Parallels HTML5 Client results in the rich rendering of graphics, augmented by a highly intuitive user interface. With SSL and an HTTPS gateway, connections are highly secure.

HTML5 Client

The HTML5 Client is a part of the Parallels Secure Client Gateway; you don’t have to install it separately. It is available by default and can be activated by enabling a checkbox from the intuitive Parallels RAS Console. The HTML5 Client launches all the apps within the browser window. Users do not need any additional plug-ins, software, or set up to get this up and running. All they need is the HTML5 Client URL and their domain user login credentials.

HTML5 desktop application browsing enriched with Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS can transform any Windows application into a web app instantly. From an administrative perspective, Parallels RAS eliminates the need for IIS, simplifying IT management. The HTML5 Client is available by default. You can manually enable it while adding a gateway to the site, or manually go to the gateway of any site and configure the properties, allowing you to use the Parallels client within the gateway. You can even embed the HTML5 client into other web pages. As an end-user, you can simply type the link in the HTML5 browser address bar and access the resources after successful authentication.

Parallels RAS is a comprehensive tool for virtualization networks. It is easy to deploy and use. As most features come auto-configured, IT management is simplified. Most importantly, it is significantly more affordable than the competition.

So what are you waiting for? Convert your Windows applications to web apps without writing a single line of code today with your 30-day trial of Parallels RAS.


References

html5 desktop application | http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3188817

html5 desktop application | http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/feature/VMware-gaining-ground-as-VDI-market-grows

html5 desktop application | https://devcentral.f5.com/articles/is-html5-the-answer-to-mobiles-vdi-challenge

HTML 5 RDP Client | www.parallels.com/products/ras/capabilities/html5-rdp-client/

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