Parallels Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Program

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Enable Remote Access to Your Applications

Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) empowers ISVs to enable remote access to their software from any cloud, instantly.

Desktop applications are transformed into full-fledged mobile and web apps without interrupting your software development cycle. In addition, you can access these applications from any device and platform.

Guided Shift to SaaS

For ISVs, transitioning from packaged software to Software as a Service (SaaS) means changing the business model and facing new challenges.

The Parallels team of experts has supported many ISVs through this transition. We work closely with you to build a personalized strategy and scale-out plan while creating an optimal IT architecture and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).

Reduce Your R&D Costs

Taking your applications to the cloud traditionally means investing in research and development (R&D) to rewrite them to match different platforms.

Make your Windows applications portable to any operating system instantly. Accelerate the time-to-market of your software, and cut down the cost for rewriting your code to match different OS requirements.

Parallels RAS Intro (30 mins)

1-Hour Deep Dive

Check out the easiest way to deliver published applications and desktops to any users’ device with Parallels RAS.

Join our next webinar to learn how the PSP Program allows you to deliver high-demand, profitable, managed application delivery.

  • Add Software as a Service (SaaS), Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to your service offerings
  • Create highly profitable monthly recurring revenue (MRR)
  • Leverage monthly pay-per-use Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) licensing and automated billing
  • Start with a simple program, with no costs or fees
  • Implement and manage effortlessly without additional IT resources

Advantages of Partnering with Parallels

  • A dedicated channel account manager
  • Scalable solution allows your business to expand and grow as needed
  • Simple deployment and management
  • Increase margins by reducing the overall cost
  • Provide customizable solutions on-premises, in the cloud or in hosted or hybrid environments
  • Usage-based Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) license structure and simple customized usage and billing reports
  • Pay-as-you-go licensing model and no upfront license fees
  • Free online training and certification courses
  • White-label (customization) options to offer your own branded solution
  • Access to beta testing and feedback from engineering

Parallels RAS is cost-effective and easy to use, making your services affordable and competitive—and increasing your service margins. Contact us at for more information.

Create a Recurring Revenue Stream

Moving away from one upfront revenue is a big step for traditional software companies, impeding the shift toward a SaaS business.

Parallels RAS helps ISVs convert their business into a SaaS model. Attract more customers with lower starting fees while building a recurring revenue stream through a subscription-based licensing model.

Lower Your Costs and Increase Your Margin

Although moving to a SaaS model boosts recurring revenue, operating as a service provider (SP) may reduce your gross margin due to additional costs such as infrastructure changes, application delivery solutions, third-party tools, and general overheads.

Parallels RAS helps you lower your TCO and IT overhead while increasing your margins with its all-inclusive, cloud-ready, effortless VDI solution.

Shorten Your Learning Curve

Creating an IT environment to support a SaaS model can be challenging since it requires specific virtualization skills and training.

Parallels RAS is an easy-to-use solution that requires minimal knowledge to configure and manage the infrastructure. Moreover, full training on Parallels RAS is provided to all partners free of charge, reducing the learning curve.


Seamless User Experience on Any Device

Enable your customers to seamlessly access your applications from any location at any time. Switching between devices does not alter the high-performance experience. Native mobile gestures, multitasking, quick keypads and effortless printing provide a local workspace–like experience.

Clientless Web Access with Parallels HTML5 Client

Provide secure access to your applications from anywhere, any time, on any HTML5 browser. The Parallels HTML5 Client is an OS-independent web-based application that provides an alternative method for accessing resources—without requiring the Parallels Client to be installed on the end-user device.

White Labelling (Customization)

Seamlessly deliver your software and retain your branding through the Parallels HTML5 Client Portal and Windows Client user interface (UI), enabling the same working environment no matter the device or location. Promote your brand and software through our delivery solution without your customers noticing a third-party tool integration.

REST and PowerShell API

Save time and costs while maximizing resources by enabling automation of everyday, complex and repetitive tasks using REST-API and PowerShell cmdlets. Allow easier integration of third-party tools and technologies into your product ecosystem with Parallels RAS.

Multi-Cloud and Business Continuity

Utilize multi-cloud scaling capabilities along with Parallels RAS automation to deploy, manage and maintain a high-availability software infrastructure while guaranteeing reliable access for your customers. Provide your customers with secure and instant access to your applications.

Auto-Provisioning and Auto-Scaling

Maintain high and consistent performance for your applications by automatically scaling computing resources on-demand based on Parallels RAS Templates. Parallels RAS can dynamically create, load balance and remove Windows-based OSes and application instances based on predefined criteria, ensuring high-performance user experiences even with sudden load spikes.

Multifactor Authentication (MFA) and Smart Cards

Provide additional layers of security for your customer data by using MFA to grant access to your applications. Parallels RAS integrates with third-party security solutions such as Radius, Deepnet, DualShield, SafeNet and Azure MFA. Additionally, smart cards are supported.

Printing Redirection

Ready out of the box and easy to use, Parallels RAS Universal Printing enables your customers to instantly use local printers while accessing your applications—without the need to download or configure additional drivers.

Single-Pane-of-Glass Management

Free up time and cut costs by centrally managing administrative tasks—such as deploying servers, publishing applications, monitoring resources and providing helpdesk assistance—from a single pane of glass with the Parallels RAS Console.
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Legacy Application Support and Containerization

Manage and deliver legacy and newer applications simultaneously by leveraging the support capabilities of Windows Server OS (2008/R2, 2012/R2, 2016 and 2019). Parallels RAS offers multiple OS support in the same environment. In addition, Microsoft App-V and other application containerization solutions are supported within the Parallels RAS environment to mitigate application conflicts and compatibility issues, further reducing your hardware footprint.
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Multi-Tenant Architecture

Parallels RAS enables a multi-tenant architecture by sharing Secure Client Gateways and High Available Load Balancers (HALBs) among customers (tenants) who are treated as isolated Parallels RAS Farms or sites. ISVs can provide an efficient and faster onboarding experience for new customers, reducing hardware requirements for each tenant while lowering IT operational and management costs.

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