Parallels RAS on Microsoft Azure Cloud Service

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) deployed on Azure Cloud Service provides employees with secure, fast, and reliable access to Windows® applications and server-based desktops. Due to Azure’s global presence, business users have the ability to easily access applications and desktops, receiving a consistent experience on any device and from any location. With files, applications, and desktops secured in Azure and the advanced security capability of Parallels RAS, corporate data and sensitive information are protected.

Global Expansion

Parallels RAS on Azure Cloud Service provides the unique opportunity to offer employees and business partners faster, scalable, and reliable access to corporate applications virtually anywhere, globally.

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Redistribute IT Budget for Business Growth

Parallels RAS is an industry-leading, cost-effective solution for virtual application and desktop delivery. Azure's efficient, pay-for-what-you-use model includes virtual hardware, Microsoft licensing, and a range of advanced services such as disaster recovery. By combining Parallels RAS with Azure Cloud Service, IT departments are able to repurpose a sizable amount of their budget to other pressing projects.

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Quick Deployment and Seamless Product Roll-Out

The built-in automation capabilities of Parallels RAS simplify its deployment and configuration in the Azure cloud. It includes prebuilt Azure virtual machine templates and configuration wizards, allowing a Parallels RAS appliance to be fully configured in under 30 minutes. In addition, the solution offers easy and seamless user enrollment, ensuring no loss of productivity when moving local applications and desktops to virtual instances. 

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Affordable Disaster Recovery

Since Azure's virtual servers are hardware independent, the Parallels RAS sites, farms, applications, and data can be safely and reliably backed up to a second location in real time. Businesses can secure their assets without the cost of a second datacenter or the burden of reloading each server component. 

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Universal Access Out of the Box

When Parallels RAS is deployed on Azure Cloud Service, businesses can provide employees immediate and secure access to applications, server-based desktops, data, and folders across the Internet—without complex firewall configurations. Parallels RAS on Azure provides instant access to resources on any HTML5 browser.

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On-Demand Scalability

Enable reliable and effective business operations as your organization's workload for specific applications scales up or down. With Parallels RAS on Azure Cloud Service, all additional Parallels RAS components—Publishing Agents, Remote Desktop Services Server, hypervisors, and gateways—can be deployed instantly using the unlimited flexibility of the Azure cloud.

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Load Balancing and Failover

Parallels RAS on Azure Cloud Service supports full active-active redundancy and features built-in load balancing for all Parallels RAS components—Publishing Agents, gateways, and servers. This provides redundancy while preventing any application server from becoming a single point of failure, thus improving overall application availability and responsiveness.

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Hybrid and Cloud Deployment Options

Parallels RAS supports hybrid deployment between on-premise and Azure-based resources. A hybrid cloud provides flexibility when computing needs change by allowing workloads to be distributed between a private and Azure cloud. With Parallels RAS, different scenarios can be easily implemented, from adding Terminal Servers to handle extra end users, to making cost-effective failover virtual infrastructure.

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