Flexible Cloud Deployment Models with Parallels RAS
- Leverage different approaches while reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO).
- Mix and match different workloads such as Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH), virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), hypervisors, hyperconverged infrastructures and cloud providers.
- Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) integrates with Windows Virtual Desktop to manage and unify all virtual workloads from a centralized console, including Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session.
- Easily meet business requirements with infrastructure auto-scaling and workforce mobility.
What is On-Premises (Private Cloud) Deployment?
Businesses using a private cloud operate their own cloud computing infrastructure. They often choose a private cloud to leverage their own security protocol and/or existing infrastructure. Users then access computing resources on-demand over that private network.
With a private cloud model, businesses have direct control over their data which helps to meet security, regulatory compliance and business governance requirements. Moreover, IT teams have full control of maintenance and upgrades.
What is Public Cloud Deployment?
The most common type of cloud computing deployment are public clouds. Cloud resources, such as servers and storage, are owned and operated by third-party cloud service providers and delivered over the internet. Hardware, application infrastructure and other services available off-the-shelf are managed and owned by the cloud provider. Examples of public cloud providers include Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Public cloud deployments are highly scalable, flexible and location independent. Organizations can save money due to the drastic reduction of upfront investment, which lowers barriers to entry into the public cloud space. The readily available infrastructure of a public cloud environment enables faster access and best delivery of service for users. Additionally, the pay-as-you-go model enables organizations to be charged based on usage, thereby reducing expenses as well.
What is Hybrid Cloud Deployment?
Hybrid cloud models are a mix of public and private cloud workloads. Hybrid clouds enable access to applications and data residing in the two environments. Many organizations favor a hybrid cloud approach as it provides greater flexibility, compliance, security, increased deployment options and better value from existing infrastructures. Hybrid cloud enables businesses, including public sector IT solutions, to scale up on-premises infrastructures to the public cloud when necessary. Organizations may run certain workloads in the cloud but keep sensitive data in their own datacenter to meet regulatory requirements.
The benefits of using a hybrid cloud model include its flexibility, security, adherence to compliance regulations, scalability and cost-effectiveness.
What is Hyperconverged Deployment?
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a software-defined infrastructure that unifies and combines all the traditional data center elements, including storage, networking, compute, and management. The centralization of infrastructure management simplifies the deployment and scalability of hypervisors and VMs. Hyperconvergence enables organizations to deploy applications in a shared resource pool, leading to better performance.
The benefits of using an HCI infrastructure include straightforward management, simple deployment, scalability and lower costs when compared with traditional data center architectures.