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Virtual application and desktop delivery can be complex and expensive—unless you are one of thousands of businesses that use Parallels RAS to remotely deliver applications and desktops to their employees. Download Datasheet 

Parallels Remote Application Server
Parallels Remote Application Server

IDC named RAS a major player in VDI & remote application delivery. View Report »

Easy to Use, Flexible, and Secure

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is a comprehensive virtual application and desktop delivery solution that allows your employees to access and use applications and data from any device. Seamless and easy to deploy, configure, and maintain, Parallels RAS supports Microsoft RDSH, Citrix XenServer, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix Acropolis (AHV), and KVM. Learn More »

Brilliant mobile experience

Provide your employees with access to desktop applications as if they were native applications on iOS and Android devices. With Parallels unique ApplificationTM technology, employees can use native touch gestures of mobile devices—swipe, drag, tap to click, or zoom—to interact with any remote Windows application on both smartphones and tablets, making them productive on the go. Read More »

Extended flexibility

Parallels RAS supports on-premise, hybrid, or your private cloud. If you are using hyperconverged infrastructure from Nutanix or HPE, we support that too. Learn More »

On-demand scalability

Using Parallels RAS PowerShell API, pre-built templates, clones, and automated configuration wizards, IT administrators are able to instantly deploy and add new RDSH, VDI servers, and RAS gateways to scale up the virtual infrastructure and meet the demands of peak or steadily increasing workloads. Read More »

Prior to having Parallels Remote Application Server, we had to update applications on each machine. With Remote Application Server, we can just do an update once and publish it to all users.

Thomas Cauwenberg
IT Service Delivery and Infrastructure Manager

Parallels Remote Application Server

Seamless End User Experience

Deliver applications, desktops, and data to any user, regardless of operating system or device—from Windows, Linux, and Mac®, to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, to Thin Client, Chromebook™, Raspberry Pi, and more. On-the-go access allows employees to be as productive as if they were working from the office. Learn More »

Application delivery

Deliver applications with a rich, high-performance RemoteFX experience supported by OpenGL 4.4, providing every virtual machine its own GPU driver for VDI deployments. Simultaneously run several application sessions across all devices—from smartphones, to tablets, laptops, and desktops.

Web-access from Any Device 

Enable seamless web access to applications, data, and desktops from any browser on a desktop or mobile device, anywhere. Keep employees' productivity high—Parallels HTML5 Client provides the same workspace experience, including local peripheral, no matter the device they use. Read More »

Device and resource redirection 

Transform any underpowered legacy device into a full workstation while keeping all of the local peripherals—printers, scanners, smart card readers, and others—available at employees' fingertips. Automatically enable users to print locally from a PC, Mac, or Raspberry Pi; Linux, Chrome OS, iOS or Android devices; or even any HTML5 browser. Read More »

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Maximize Your Remote Desktop Services
The revolutionary potential of remote desktops is just being tapped. This article will illustrate how remote desktops can help companies work more efficiently and effectively, reducing costs and harmoniously integrating solutions such as thin clients. In addition, by delivering applications and data straight to thin clients, remote desktops simplify digital policies by centralizing data directly onto the company’s server.

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In this book, you learn how solutions, such as Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS), replace traditional application deployment with on-demand application delivery, and why it's right for your organization.

Migrating from

Citrix XenApp (IMA / FMA)

to Parallels RAS

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From cutting costs to extending the limits of your IT infrastructure, there are many reasons to move from Citrix XenApp application and desktop delivery system to Parallels Remote Application Server solution. See how easily you can migrate to Parallels Remote Application Server from Citrix XenApp.

Superior Security

Parallels RAS contributes to securing corporate assets from data leakage and malicious activity with highly granular permission policies, combined with SSL encryption as well as two-factor and smart card authentication. 

Comprehensive security

Centralize and protect sensitive data with encryption and data segregation in addition to authentication and DMZ deployment options. Administrators can easily enforce security policies to all clients, reducing data leakage. For instance, they can disable the clipboard to avoid copy and paste of sensitive information from applications and local machines. Read More »

Advanced access control 

Prevent unauthorized remote access to confidential network information through advanced access control. Businesses can restrict access to sensitive material based on user, Active Directory group, MAC address, IP address, and location. With more granular privilege settings, users are only authorized to access certain levels of data.

Two-factor authentication

Add another layer of security with two-factor authentication. To access the published application list, IT administrators can require users to authenticate through two-factor or smart card authentication. Parallels RAS integrates with third-party security solutions such as DualShield, SafeNet, or RADIUS server. Read More »

As a financial institution, we are extremely sensitive to issues like data leaks from the perspective of protecting our customers’ data. For those of us in the systems department responsible for the operational maintenance of the bank’s systems, thin clients and Parallels RAS offer an attractive system configuration.

Yoshitaka Kokubu
Systems Department Manager, Centralized Business Division

Parallels Remote Application Server


Parallels RAS virtual application and desktop delivery solution was designed for all users—not only employees, but for system administrators, help desk staff, and data center operators as well. A set of automated wizards reinvents the way terminal servers, applications, and desktops are managed.

Enhance Microsoft RDS 

Deploy new Windows servers into production with just a few clicks. Ability to use policy controls, the HTML5 client, and provide a brilliant mobile experience simplify management of peripheral redirection, load balancing, and user access. Reduce time spent on tedious tasks by quickly publishing remote server-based desktops and applications. Read More »

Effortless VDI

Provide access and a consistent experience to virtual desktops, applications, and virtual machines from any major hypervisor to any user on any device. Enable on-the-fly access for guests using VM templates and linked clones. Learn More »

Application provisioning and containerization

Parallels RAS allows you to automatically provision applications from TURBO.NET library to any server in the farm. IT administrators can isolate applications into a virtual container to eliminate server installation conflicts and allow different versions of the same application or opponent applications to run simultaneously. Read More »


Parallels RAS contributes to business continuity by providing a highly available and reliable solution as your organization scales up or down. Parallels RAS supports gateway and server redundancies to remove any single point of failure. It also checks the availability of the component before forwarding a connection, ensuring stable access to virtual workspaces.

Fast end-user access

Using smart-load balancing, user sessions and workloads are distributed automatically among remote desktop servers. Learn More »

Easy to deploy and manage

Quickly publish applications using intuitive configuration wizards. Manage RDSH and VDI-hosted applications and desktops from a single pane of glass.

Reduce downtime

Parallels RAS enables organizations to provide employees with reliable access to the applications and files their productivity depends on. All Parallels RAS components can be deployed in multi-active/passive or multi-active/active mode, and are load balanced, reducing the risk of downtime while providing a seamless end-user experience. Learn More »

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*Testimonials are based on experience and may vary from user to user.