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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.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/w7/vm/XUQX1CW7003E.pngParallels RAS review from a small businessWe used it in the past to allow users to access apps while traveling regardless of what device they were using. This was helpful for making edits while on the fly on web projects if an admin wasn't readily available at their standard workstation. It was a helpful cloud-based solution.,Being able to make an edit on a desktop while on a mobile device Being able to make an edit on a desktop while on a tablet Easily add/remove user access on the fly,Sometimes it was a bit laggy, though this was dependent on a device. Inititally had issues on iOS though it did improve over time. A bit of a resource hog.,7,We are a small agency so the ROI wasn't huge. Once we shrank down even further and worked with contractors more it was less useful.,Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)AmazingWe've used Parallels Remote Application Server in the past in order to create virtual machines in a web and app development process for testing. It was crucial for us to use and has been invaluable.,Parallels Remote Application Server is extremely fast and not resource intensive, it was surprising to us how well it performed.,The only con I can think of would be the mandatory account creation.,10,Parallels Remote Application Server has saved us a lot of many and is very affordable compared to more enterprise solutions.,Parallels Desktop
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4 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101
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Parallels RAS
4 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101
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February 08, 2017

"Parallels RAS review from a small business"

Score 7 out of 10
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We used it in the past to allow users to access apps while traveling regardless of what device they were using. This was helpful for making edits while on the fly on web projects if an admin wasn't readily available at their standard workstation. It was a helpful cloud-based solution.
  • Being able to make an edit on a desktop while on a mobile device
  • Being able to make an edit on a desktop while on a tablet
  • Easily add/remove user access on the fly
  • Sometimes it was a bit laggy, though this was dependent on a device.
  • Inititally had issues on iOS though it did improve over time.
  • A bit of a resource hog.
It was best suited as an easy and quick solution in a fast paced setting. It was very easy to use even for the less tech-savvy users. It didn't take a bunch of hoops to jump through to work. But if it was on a laggy connection, users would often get frustrated rather quickly, and complain that they didn't like to use it.
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February 03, 2017

Parallels RAS Review: "Amazing"

Score 10 out of 10
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We've used Parallels Remote Application Server in the past in order to create virtual machines in a web and app development process for testing. It was crucial for us to use and has been invaluable.
  • Parallels Remote Application Server is extremely fast and not resource intensive, it was surprising to us how well it performed.
  • The only con I can think of would be the mandatory account creation.
Parallels Remote Application Server combines aspects of VDI and RDSH to virtualize applications in a way that allows those applications to be used from a variety of devices.
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Parallels RAS Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Application support (2)
8.5
Device support (2)
9.0
Ease of deployment (2)
8.0
Application packaging (2)
8.5
Security (1)
10

About Parallels RAS

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.

Parallels RAS Technical Details

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