PARALLELS RAS USE CASE
Enterprise Remote Access Solutions
- Access enterprise-scale applications from any device, anytime, anywhere.
- Reinforce data security by centralizing and monitoring all corporate data.
- Auto-scale your IT infrastructure according to business needs and user demand.
All-Inclusive Enterprise Remote Access Features
Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) supports on-premises, hybrid and public cloud deployments on Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and more.
Simplify large deployments
IT administrators can perform available tasks through a single pane of glass—deploy servers, publish applications, monitor resources, manage devices, offer helpdesk assistance and define security policies. The web-based Management Portal enhances mobility, enabling administrators to work on-the-go.
Azure Virtual Desktop integration
With Parallels RAS it’s simple to extend Azure Virtual Desktop capabilities by integrating, configuring and unifying all virtual workloads and resources from a centralized console. Integrate Parallels RAS deployments with Azure Virtual Desktop, delivering a single solution to end users.
Auto-provisioning and auto-scaling
Maintain consistent high performance for virtual applications and desktops by automatically monitoring and scaling on-demand computing resources based on templates. Parallels RAS can dynamically create, remove, release and load balance Windows-based OSes on predefined criteria, ensuring sudden load spikes are easily managed without any manual action required.
High Availability Load Balancer (HALB)
Out-of-the-box load balancing distributes data traffic among remote desktop servers and gateways with resource-based distribution (user sessions, memory and CPU). Third-party load balancers, such as AWS Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) and Azure Load Balancers, are also supported.
Parallels RAS provides multi-tenancy support, enabling different tenants to share access layers such as Secure Client Gateways and High Availability Load Balancers (HALBs) while keeping data segregated and reducing operational costs.
Monitoring and reporting
Identify suspicious activity with detailed reports that provide useful insight into server health, application usage, connected devices and user/user group activities. The Parallels RAS Reporting Engine transforms raw data into visual and intuitive reports, providing an overview of the IT infrastructure.
AI-based session pre-launch
Enable employees to login and access their applications or desktops faster, increasing productivity by leveraging Artificial intelligence (AI)-based session pre-launch technology. Through Parallels RAS machine learning (ML) capabilities, user login habits are analyzed and sessions are pre-launched in memory, significantly reducing login time.
SAML Single Sign-on
Improve user experience by integrating Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)-based single sign-on (SSO) authentication technology. Enable employees to use their corporate credentials to log in to all services. When using SAML SSO authentication, users are not required to re-enter their credentials to login and launch their applications or desktops.
Universal Printing and scanning
Ready out-of-the-box and easy-to-use, Parallels RAS Universal Printing enables your employees to instantly tap into local printers while accessing their digital workspace, without needing to download or configure drivers.
Automated image optimization
Built-in automated image optimization capabilities for RDSH, VDI or Azure Virtual Desktop workloads improve the user experience for your employees, reduces IT infrastructure costs and accelerates time to production.
FSLogix Profile Container integration
IT administrators can easily deploy, configure and manage FSLogix Profile Containers centrally from the Parallels RAS Console or Management Portal, as the preferred integrated user profile management solution.
UX Evaluator and Advanced Session Metrics
IT Administrators can improve service delivery by pinpointing issues faster and accurately with the User Experience (UX) Evaluator metric, combined with a complete view of user session details.
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Advantages of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for Businesses
View the benefits of using Parallels RAS as a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution for enterprises.
Benefits of Enterprise Access in the Cloud
The enterprise cloud marketplace is currently huge, with increases in spending on cloud infrastructure and services easily outpacing overall IT expenditure. But what exactly are the advantages of cloud computing in large enterprises?
Cloud services enable business executives and employees in large enterprises to work anywhere, anytime. By sharing synchronized files through internet-enabled devices, cloud computing enables employees to collaborate easily.
Large enterprises can achieve efficient infrastructure scaling—whether horizontal or vertical scaling—with cloud computing. For example, you can easily change the size of the virtual machines (VMs) or increase the storage capacity to accommodate increasing user demands. When you can no longer expand the server, just add another to handle additional requests.
The cloud’s cost-saving benefits stem from minimal labor and maintenance cost, flexible pricing models, enhanced productivity and energy savings. Spinning cloud software is notably faster than standard installation approaches. Traditional installations can take weeks or months to roll out, while enterprises can spin VMs and associated software in minutes.
The cloud provides improved agility and access to cloud-native technologies such as machine learning and advanced analytics. Enterprises can leverage these tools to unearth new ways to enhance customer experiences, respond to emerging market conditions, and even re-engineer their businesses.
Cloud computing enables organizations to streamline their processes and improve service delivery through enterprise-grade technology. This makes it possible for enterprises to compete fairly with their rivals while remaining steady. Organizations can also gain a strategic advantage over others through cost savings on IT infrastructure.
Transitioning to the cloud is an inexpensive way to deal with redundancy requirements. Cloud vendors typically leverage multiple data centers spread across different geographical regions to replicate data and ensure business resiliency. In case there is a disaster such as fire, flood, or system failure, the system automatically restarts on another server.
Why Choose Parallels RAS for your Business?
Parallels RAS enables users to productively work on applications and virtual desktops from any operating system (OS) with Parallels Clients for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS/iPadOS, Android, Chrome OS and HTML5 browser. Ultra-fast login, accelerated file retrieval and fast application response, in addition to effortless multi-tasking, hassle-free printing, and full RemoteFX support, contribute to streamlining processes and increasing productivity.
Deploying Parallels RAS reduces the risk of data loss and malicious activity by using policies that limit access based on user, group permissions, locations and devices. In addition, Parallels RAS supports FIPS 140-2 encryption and multifactor authentication (MFA).
Parallels RAS streamlines the deployment and maintenance of IT infrastructures. A unified and intuitive management console, including FSLogix Profile Container integration, automated image optimization, configuration wizards and a customizable set of tools to configure Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) and VDI helps reduce IT work hours. Moreover, auto-provisioning and auto-scaling are available out of the box.
Parallels RAS enables organizations’ IT to quickly address business demands, including integration with Azure Virtual Desktop, supporting heterogenous Windows Servers OS environments (2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 2016, 2019), and virtualization platforms (VMware ESXi/ VCenter, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix Acropolis, Scale Computing HC3 and Microsoft Azure).
Parallels RAS is an all-in-one solution, saving resources, reducing hardware footprint and lowering overhead costs. A single licensing model incorporates all of the product’s comprehensive features, and the learning curve for admins is fast due to free training.