Vetserve AS Improves Productivity and Security with Parallels RAS

About Vetserve AS

The Challenge

Vetserve looked for a solution that allowed them to deliver their software to any device and operating system—without having to rewrite the code and pay for other costly customizations. They previously implemented remote desktop applications through Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS), but it was insufficient. Many of the features were not configured automatically, requiring time and expertise to deploy and operate remote networks successfully. In addition to their initial frustrations, Microsoft RDS lacked automatic load balancing. Vetserve relied on load balancing to help distribute workloads and guarantee seamless access.

The complex challenges that came with managing the Microsoft RDS remote infrastructure created costly problems for Vetserve. Simple tasks became struggles. Vetserve needed their clients to be able to access applications and data regardless of location and without interruptions.

In order to provide their customers with reliable and constant access to applications, they heavily invested in datacenter infrastructure. Unfortunately, the total cost of ownership (TCO) to keep the business up and running was eating their margins, and they looked for a solution that could lower the TCO.

The Solution

Vetserve explored all the industry-leading virtual application and remote desktop alternatives before selecting Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS). This selection lowered their costs and simplified their application management. Parallels RAS works right out of the box, without users or administrators having to do any extra configuration. In addition, the Universal Printing and Scanning solutions of Parallels RAS save Vetserve’s clinicians time and allow them to connect simply to their local machines.

With the simplicity of Parallels RAS, Vetserve eliminated the need for expensive consultations on upgrades and maintenance. They are more secure from cyberattacks with strong security measures and centralized data. Parallels RAS enables multi-cloud, multi-server deployments, which allows Vetserve to reduce the risk of service disruptions.

The out-of-the-box technical features, fast user deployment, and cost-effective licensing made Parallels RAS a simple and practical solution for Vetserve. Parallels RAS offers Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) a solution to become a cloud-ready service provider without interrupting the software development cycle. Traditional software architectures are instantly transformed into full-featured, native-like applications, providing customers with a brilliant mobile experience on any device.

“Setup of Parallels RAS is quite easy. It took less time to migrate to Parallels than we would have used to maintain our previous solution.”

John Hornnes, Project Leader

The Results

Immediately after upgrading to Parallels RAS, Vetserve enjoyed the seamless transition to a bring your own device (BYOD) policy. Their IT team appreciated the quick and straightforward setup, and the performance and security improved immediately. They saved money by reducing the need for expensive add-ons, such as network load balancing. Vetserve had feared that deploying Parallels RAS would delay their ability to deliver applications to customers by days, but they were moved over in a few hours—less time than they had spent resolving issues with their previous solutions.

Since upgrading to Parallels RAS, Vetserve has reduced TCO with straightforward licensing, increased load-balancing efficiency, and a reduced need for support and external consulting. Parallels RAS facilitated access to a high-performing, secure, and reliable virtual application.

The comprehensive load balancing of Parallels RAS allowed Vetserve’s customers to interact with their software in a fluid and efficient manner, increasing productivity and worker satisfaction. This by itself would have been a significant improvement, but combined with reductions in TCO, Vetserve is very pleased with its decision to transition to Parallels RAS from Microsoft RDS. Simplified processes and superior load management have saved countless hours. Overall, the Parallels virtual application solution has reduced IT challenges and allowed Vetserve to focus its efforts to support veterinarians worldwide.

About Parallels

Parallels is a global leader in cross-platform solutions, enabling businesses and individuals to access and use the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. Parallels helps customers leverage the best technology available, whether it’s Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android or the cloud.

The company’s solution portfolio includes the award-winning Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS), an all-in-one application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that enables users to work remotely from anywhere, on any device, at any time.

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