VDI Virtual Desktop and Application Delivery

Publish core applications with Parallels® RAS VDI virtual desktop and application delivery. Publish Windows applications, desktops, folders and data to any user on any device.

Application and Desktop Delivery

Mix and match different technologies

Parallels RAS is compatible with Windows Server 2008–2019, enabling access to Windows applications—including legacy ones —from anywhere. Increase the agility of IT infrastructures with a flexible architecture that is multi-cloud ready. Parallels RAS supports Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH), virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and integrates with Azure Virtual Desktop. It also supports major hypervisors, including Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, Nutanix Acropolis (AHV) and Scale Computing HC3.

Application and Desktop Delivery

Streamlined VDI Deployment

Parallels RAS streamlines VDI deployment and maintenance of IT infrastructures. A unified and centralized management console, automated image optimization, configuration wizards and a customizable set of tools help to reduce IT workhours. Auto-provisioning and auto-scaling are available out of the box—IT infrastructures can be scaled according to user demand and traffic requirements. Parallels RAS automatically deploys VDI desktops on demand using customized templates, which enables administrators to create and deploy guest VMs on the fly. Beneficial for numerous industries, including education and virtual learning.

Application and Desktop Delivery

Enhance Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

Parallels RAS enhances the deployment and management of RDS, enabling administrators to quickly publish applications and desktops centrally through the Parallels RAS Console. Overcome the limitations of Microsoft RDS and securely deliver Windows applications and desktops with a local-like experience to any device, including mobile and web browsers. Access virtual desktops and apps from any operating system (OS) with the Parallels Clients for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS/iPadOS, Android, Chrome OS and HTML5 browser.

Azure Virtual Desktop Integration

Azure Virtual Desktop service enables access to applications and desktops hosted on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH), including Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session hosts.

Parallels RAS simplifies and enriches the capabilities of Azure Virtual Desktop by integrating and managing all deployments, including hybrid and multi-cloud, from a centralized console. Moreover, it’s possible to deliver legacy applications along with newer Azure Virtual Desktop workloads. With Parallels RAS auto-scaling capabilities, organizations can scale Azure and on-premises infrastructures up or down depending on demand.

Administrations can manage Parallels RAS and Azure Virtual Desktop environments, users, sessions and processes efficiently with advanced session metrics and comprehensive management capabilities.

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Virtual Desktop Delivery on Microsoft Azure

Parallels RAS supports complete Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) deployments on Microsoft Azure and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) through Azure Virtual Desktop. In terms of VDI, Parallels RAS supports Microsoft Azure as a hypervisor. This enables organizations to provision and scale VDI workloads on demand directly on Microsoft Azure, rendering faster deployments and simplifying management. Parallels RAS supports hybrid deployment between on-premises and Azure-based resources. Read more about the benefits of Parallels RAS on Microsoft Azure.

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Virtual Desktop Delivery on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Parallels RAS offers automation capabilities combined with prebuilt virtual machine templates and configuration wizards on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) that streamlines Parallels RAS on the AWS marketplace.

The Parallels RAS trial can be set up on AWS cloud in less than an hour. It’s possible to integrate the AWS environment into Parallels and deliver applications and desktops to different devices quickly.

Parallels RAS on AWS offers worldwide expansion capability, delivering a native-like experience when accessing line of business applications, desktops, and data on any device or operating system. It also offers on-demand scalability with the unlimited flexibility of AWS, providing a streamlined administration experience.

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VDI and RDSH Local Storage Distribution

Parallels RAS supports shared storage and local storage options for storing template clones. In addition to shared storage clone deployments, it's possible to deploy template clones to the local disks of multiple independent Microsoft Hyper-V hosts. Parallels RAS enables organizations to utilize shared storage and local storage for RD Session hosts and VDI to minimize performance issues during boot up.

Local storage distribution is cost-effective compared with shared storage solutions and reduces the complexities in cluster and hardware requirements commonly associated with shared storage options.

Why Application and Desktop Delivery?
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