Virtualization Technology – Increase IT Efficiency in a Mobile, Cloud-Ready, Secure Environment

Virtual application and desktop delivery empowers employees to securely access corporate resources and tools from any mobile device, anywhere in the world.

Benefits of Virtualization Technology

Virtualization technology allows organizations to run and share virtual applications and desktops from one central server. Businesses implement virtualization technology to deliver Windows applications and desktops to any user (even remotely) on any operating system (OS) or device. For example, using a virtualization technology solution, businesses can deliver Microsoft Office to users on an iPad.

Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) is an all-in-one application and desktop delivery solution that leverages virtualization technology, making it an accessible option for organizations of all sizes.

Virtualization Technology Overview

Virtualization creates an abstracted version of an operating system, application or data storage. Using virtualization, one piece of hardware can run desktop or application images across multiple devices. It works by creating a software layer called a hypervisor to simulate underlying hardware on the server. This arrangement allows for greater flexibility, isolation and control than if it were directly dependent on the server's hardware.

Reduce costs

Through virtualization technology, companies can leverage their available resources effectively and save considerably on infrastructure expenses. Virtual servers, applications and desktops enable organizations to leverage the available infrastructure and enforce maximum returns on investments. For example, Windows 10 desktops can be delivered on legacy PCs that only have the hardware to run Windows 7.

In addition, virtualization can:

  • Maximize uptime by deploying a more robust, high-availability network
  • Increase security with data segregation, multifactor authentication (MFA) and more features
  • Decrease downtime during maintenance
  • Increase organization productivity

Effortless IT administration

The most user-friendly virtualization technology solutions provide centralized management tools that let IT staff perform updates and publish resources instantly across the entire network. For example, with Parallels RAS, IT teams can quickly troubleshoot issues that arise when client devices access the network from remote locations. Moreover, when publishing and updating applications, changes only have to be made once—they will be instantly implemented across the entire network.

Greater user mobility

Virtualization solutions allow businesses to deliver line of business (LOB) applications to user devices, no matter what platform they're using. The mobile user experience (UX) provided by Parallels RAS is unmatched because of its patented Applification™ technology. This allows users to interact with Windows applications and desktops on mobile devices using native controls, such as touch, swipe and drag.

Superior security

Corporate networks are often vulnerable to malware and malicious users who try to steal sensitive data. Another advantage of virtualization is that shared resources are stored in an isolated, remote central server—data never leaves the server. Parallels RAS is an all-in-one virtualization solution that assists in protecting corporate data over a remote network.

Virtualization Technology – Key Takeaways

Virtualization enables centralized IT administration, data security, and robust mobile UX across nearly any employee device.

Recognized in the industry for its powerful performance, Parallels RAS enables IT departments at organizations of all sizes with the ability to implement a superior virtualization solution. It allows businesses to optimize usage of their resources while ensuring a consistent, seamless end-user experience across any device, anywhere. Moreover—and in contrast with competing offers on the market—Parallels RAS is an all-in-one solution, including all the features you need for your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).