Use Chromebooks to run Windows apps and desktops with Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS makes it possible to use Windows or Windows applications on Google Chromebook, allowing you on-the-go access from any location.

Chromebook: The Next Big Revolution

According to IDC, over 25% of Fortune 500 companies in the upcoming years will be adding Google Chromebook notebook computers to their device fleet. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and application virtualization solutions such as Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) help you leverage this technology trend without changing software, processes, and procedures, maintaining your employees' productivity.

Access Any Windows Applications or Full Windows Desktop

Parallels RAS allows employees with Chrome OS to access line-of-business (LOB) applications, desktops, and data seamlessly over any network—while at the same time improving security and reducing endpoint management and maintenance costs.

Easy Deployment & Management

The Parallels RAS centralized console minimizes IT efforts to deploy and manage Windows applications and desktops, while also providing end users with a secure, reliable, high-performance experience.

"We have replaced about 90% of our devices with Chromebooks and Chrome-boxes thanks to Parallels RAS."

Brandon Patton
System Administrator
Aspire Indiana

Enhanced Security

Chrome OS is one of the most secure and easy to manage endpoint platforms. Parallels RAS synergistically builds on Chrome OS capabilities by extending them to Windows and Windows applications, helping organizations to maintain compliance while accessing corporate data and applications.

For Chromebooks and any other devices used for remote access, all corporate data and applications reside on the centralized servers in the corporate datacenter or on the cloud, where it can be audited, controlled, and secured easily. Granular access control policies, two-factor (2FA) authentication, and smart card authentication let you determine exactly how, when, and where selected users access applications and data.


Increase Employee Productivity

Parallels Client for Chrome OS delivers desktops, apps, and data with a seamless, high-performing, and reliable user experience. Parallels RAS creates a dynamic, modern, web-based workspace by allowing employees to simultaneously run their Windows-based, Google, and SaaS apps.

Any Location, Any Device

Parallels RAS enables employees to access their workspace from any location, anytime, using the device that suits their needs. PC, Mac®, Linux, thin clients, Chromebook, smartphones, tablets, or web browsers—it all works with Parallels RAS.

Windows Desktop Experience

Parallels RAS provides employees with a fast, intuitive, easy-to-use Windows desktop experience to increase productivity while performing common tasks, such as accessing applications, printing, coping and pasting, or dragging and dropping files. This cuts down the volume of helpdesk tickets, leaving the IT staff more time to concentrate on other projects.

Reduce TCO

Enjoy the best of Windows and Chrome OS by enabling users to access the corporate applications with an unmatched total cost of ownership (TCO). The ease of use, simple deployment, and no-hassle management of Parallels RAS helps you embrace the cost-efficient Chrome OS platform without compromising one of the main benefits—low cost and TCO.

Switch to Hosted Applications

Parallels RAS supports RDSH-based hosted applications and virtual desktops. With hosted applications, you can leave your traditional workstation behind and jump directly to your applications and run them with ease from Chromebook.

Unmatched Performance

Parallels RAS fully supports RemoteFX graphics acceleration, making your virtual desktop and applications fast and responsive regardless of whether you're connecting over your corporate network, at an internet café, or over a 3G connection.

Parallels Client for Chrome OS or HTML5

Users can access their virtual workspaces on Chrome OS using the native Parallels RAS Chrome OS client or with universal HTML5 web client.