10ZiG Technology vs. Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
10ZiG Technology
Score 9.6 out of 10
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10ZiG Technology is a world-market leader in VDI endpoint device software and hardware. The 10ZiG Manager™endpoint management software remotely controls any endpoint running on a 10ZiG OS via one centrally-managed and easy-to-use platform. This solution is designed so that IT administrators can easily configure, deploy and manage large volumes of VDI endpoints located in multiple cities across the world – regardless of where that admin is located. 10ZiG is equipped…N/A
Parallels RAS
Score 7.7 out of 10
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Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS, formerly 2X RAS), is application virtualization technology, billed as a solution to extend the life of legacy OS (like Windows XP) with its virtual desktop for any device. Maltese company 2X Software developed the technology, but was acquired by Parallels (in Seattle, WA) in February, 2015 to extend their cross-platform support solutions.
$120
per year per user
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
10ZiG TechnologyParallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(152 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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8.8
(21 ratings)
Usability
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7.9
(28 ratings)
Availability
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9.2
(4 ratings)
Performance
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5.2
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(130 ratings)
Online Training
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7.3
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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8.5
(10 ratings)
Configurability
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7.4
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
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5.4
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
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7.7
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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9.2
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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9.2
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
10ZiG TechnologyParallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS)
Likelihood to Recommend
10ZiG Technology
10Zig is well suited anywhere you would need multiple computer access within the same business without having PCs set up at each station. This is not just well suited for a business but for places like schools hospitals, etc. The virtual system replaces PCs which may have other features a user might want such as a disk drive.
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Alludo
Scenarios where time is a factor in having a solution in place and up and running safely and securely. Where there are older devices that ordinarily wouldn't be up to the task of running modern apps and services. Where users need to work away from the network, and security is a concern.
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Pros
10ZiG Technology
  • It has a much faster boot-up speed.
  • User-friendly.
  • Less to go wrong since it has no moving parts like a PC.
  • Easy to set up, use, and update.
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  • The printing driver is quite excellent, both in the Parallels Client and on the HTML5 client.
  • Setup is incredibly easy; the default setup is very functional, and adding features is a breeze.
  • Speed is very acceptable in general for end-users, the clients adapt quite well to the amount of bandwidth available, and features are available to adjust further.
  • Automation through PowerShell is great.
  • Support is usually quite fast and efficient.
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Cons
10ZiG Technology
  • I have not had any issues. 10ZiG works as it should and does what it says it does.
  • I don't see any areas that need improvement.
  • It does what it does well.
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Alludo
  • Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS) continually improves the product but has broken some features recently. For example the web management portal lost the ability to manage user sessions after a major update. That issue was fixed in a later release
  • Multi-monitor support beyond 4 monitors (It does handle up to 4 -1080 monitors well)
  • More options around connection security and MFA. current options are sufficient but limited
  • We've noticed some performance issues with Windows Server 2019 and 2022. I'd like to see more robust support for remote applications running from those platforms.
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Likelihood to Renew
10ZiG Technology
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Alludo
We have been using Parallels since it was called 2X - it is a major part of how we do business. It is fairly simple to use and maintain - staff like it, we like it. It is a product that makes a promise - and it keeps it. As Parallels evolves, and clean bandwidth becomes more readily available everywhere - it just makes sense to continue to use Parallels in our environment
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Usability
10ZiG Technology
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Alludo
There is a fairly robust set of instructions and guides available for each version that is released. They publish thorough release/change notes to ensure you know exactly how a change/update may impact your configuration. There are tools built in for use with certain types of automation workflows as well
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Reliability and Availability
10ZiG Technology
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Alludo
If there are any issues with Parallels - they are usually more about the server operating systems than Parallels itself. It would be rare for us to have any reason to take Parallels offline - we schedule a reboot on the servers at 3am to keep the O/S itself fresh, but again - it is not a Parallels issue. If individual users have any issues we ask them to completely log out of parallels - which ends their session - and then back in - and that typically resolves the issue right away.
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Performance
10ZiG Technology
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Alludo
I am giving Parallels 9/10 on this one because the only application that sometimes seems slow or has issues - is Microsoft Outlook. It is sometimes the result of a pop-up that may not show up in the published application (vs full desktop). Other than that - pages load very quickly - and it does not seem to slow down other applications that are running at the same time. Most of our users run Outlook, softphone and Teams locally - and published applications for everything else. When they do that - it is very solid.
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Support Rating
10ZiG Technology
In my experience the support for 10ZiG is has been really impressive. I have not had any major issues but any minor issues I have had about it were quickly resolved with their customer service. Any questions I have had were also quickly answered by either their customer care or by reviewing their online website.
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Alludo
Good support in place if required, very helpful when it comes to upgrades or any issues faced. The support team is knowledgeable, friendly, and quick to respond to issues The company also provides a range of online resources, including a
knowledge base, documentation, and forums, which can be helpful before raising a ticket
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Online Training
10ZiG Technology
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Alludo
Documentation is fair but sometimes a little difficult to follow
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Implementation Rating
10ZiG Technology
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Alludo
Overall, it was pretty simple compared to most other projects. Again, we had a strong familarity with the product so there was not much of a learning curve. Our 'biggest' issue is the end-user understanding of a 'local' application and a published application. For example - Online meetings need to run locally for camera/video to work smoothly so opening a link to a meeting from a published application continues to be an occasional issue.
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Alternatives Considered
10ZiG Technology
The VMware has more issues as far as crashing due to overuse and other seemingly unknown issues. There is a lot more stability with the 10Zig. The Dell was slower as well as being less user-friendly and much harder to set up, use and upgrade. 10ZiG has had a lot fewer glitches thane either of the others I have tried.
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Alludo
Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS) provides the finest end user experience while being cost-effective and reducing administrative and support man hours.
Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS) is platform agnostic; it works with various kinds of devices (computers, phones, tablets) and several operating systems (Windows, Linux, Apple, etc.), allowing users to access it on gadgets of their choice.
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Scalability
10ZiG Technology
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Alludo
We added our Integrated Services Staff to parallels, with filtered, published applications - in a single afternoon. We added licensing and installed the desktop client software on multiple platforms both in the office and at remote sites all on the same day - and got remote users that had never used the product up and running - very quickly.
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Return on Investment
10ZiG Technology
  • Having 10ZiG units is less expensive than PCs.
  • Has increased productivity due to speed increased over PCs.
  • Power consumption is less for the 10ZiG.
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Alludo
  • Our customers have had dramatic cost decreases due to no longer needing IT departments to work with our software.
  • We've been able to charge more for our hosting services due to our customers saving money in the long run. Parallels Remote Application Server has more than paid for itself, and the increased income has gone right back into the business.
  • Both our customers and our company have benefited from this transition.
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ScreenShots

Parallels RAS Screenshots

Screenshot of the console interface, showing Parallels RAS' support for on-premises, private and public cloud providers, including Azure and AWS.Screenshot of the Parallels Web Client, which is accessible from any HTML5 browser or choose one of the many local clients.Screenshot of Parallels RAS' integration with MSIX app attach for modern, dynamic app delivery.Screenshot of Parallels RAS' support for multiple MFAs for security and flexibility.Screenshot of the integrated Let's Encrypt security certificates, to issue and manage certificates in Parallels RAS.Screenshot of expression-based filtering which makes it easier to set policies in the Parallels RAS.