Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS

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Parallels Remote Application Server

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8 out of 10
April 04, 2022
I'm the controller of the company and all the tools are in a cloud system for me to access it from different places (work or home), …
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5 out of 10
March 26, 2022
The goal with Parallels Remote Application Server was to make a few specific Windows applications available remotely and in emergencies …
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TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2022
TrustRadius Best of Award, Best Of Feature Set 2021
TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2020

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What is 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…

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Product Details

What is Parallels RAS?

Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) is an all-in-one application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that enables users to work remotely from anywhere, on any device, at any time. The cloud-ready software is designed to enable organizations to centralize IT infrastructure management, integrate with Windows Virtual Desktop, streamline multi-cloud deployment, reinforce data security and improve IT process automation. Its architecture enables organizations to adapt to critical business demands. The vendor states its key benefits include:

  • Outstanding user experience (UX) on any device
  • Enhanced data security
  • IT agility and business readiness
  • Easy deployment, configuration and maintenance
  • Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO)

Parallels RAS Screenshots

Support for Apple iPad Multitasking
The iOS Client for Parallels RAS 17.1 supports iPad multitasking features such as Slide Over and Split View, allowing for the simultaneous use of apps.Parallels RAS streamlines management of user identities from different organizations by supporting the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 authentication mechanism.With Parallels Client, users can securely access remote applications and desktops from Linux devices.With Parallels Client, users can securely access remote applications and desktops from Windows devices.Work with Windows desktops and applications in any HTML5 browser

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Parallels RAS Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac, Windows Servers 2008/R2, 2012/R2, 2016 and 2019
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German, Japanese, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is 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.

What is Parallels RAS's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.9.

Who uses Parallels RAS?

The most common users of Parallels RAS are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 8 out of 10
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As of now and for the way I use it, the application has been excellent and worked very well without any scenarios with issues. Part of my duties is to export files from our software to my personal computer, which is great be cause my local drives are MAP in the system and I can bring those easily.
Craig Cormier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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If you have users that require remote access to applications, it's a great alternative to requiring VPN and standard remote desktop application. You can control the users' experience far better, and a user who has a better experience is a happier and more productive user. I also feel a little more secure opening this to the web than I do just a straight remote desktop portal.
Score 10 out of 10
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Standing up a Parallels environment is so incredibly simple compared to other remote desktop solutions I have used over the years. The fact that the gateway is so easy to configure and deploy is a great selling point. Also, love the fact that the licensing model is per concurrent user which makes it very competitive with the other players in the space. In a few years when the rest of my Citrix licensing expires, I will likely migrate the rest of our environment to Parallels and not look back!
Score 8 out of 10
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Parallels is good for when you need to have a one-stop place for your people to remote into company resources no matter the platform they are using. It's not so good if you have special use cases as it doesn't usually fit in those particular instances. Application publishing is where parallels really shines. Being able to integrate it with Active Directory so all you need to do is assign the user to an application security group and it shows up in their Parallels dashboard.
Alexander Ivanov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We often add new software for our company's work and share access to it. This program allows us to do it quickly thanks to flexible configuration and intuitive simple logic of work. And the farm scaling function gives us the opportunity to unload resources
Score 5 out of 10
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This product would be better suited for medium to large size organizations with the infrastructure and I.T. staff needed to properly install and maintain it. It is also better suited to organizations wishing to offer more than just a couple of applications. Smaller organizations with limited cloud operations and staffing should seek out other solutions.
Score 8 out of 10
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Allowing access to different windows Applications and software via individual devices from a shared server. And provide secure access to labs outside the campus for the students’ use. Through the pandemic, the students in our University were able to access all the needed software without the need to come on Campus. Also, some dedicated Desktops were used for Researches to complete their thesis.
Score 10 out of 10
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This package is well suited for anywhere where a remote desktop is required for multiple users. It offers a great alternative to the bigger, more used Citrix while all being a well-contained package of services. It is vastly scalable with ease; all you have to do is install the services on a server and join it to the server farm. If you only need RDP for one or two users, it is not worth installing. Or if you are just trying to offer a gateway.
Ryan Snelson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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For simple RDS - Remote working style desktop as a service is great at managing users and desktops they are accessing. It's also great for single application deployment, and especially for us, a managed service provider is great for spinning up and down VMs as the load increases and decreases based on load! This is by far one of its best features.
Score 9 out of 10
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Due to our experience, we only have good things to say in regards to parallels. This is used for cloud VM servers as well as normal windows operating systems such as Windows 7 or 10. The application works better if you are under a domain system, we had some issues with connecting to systems where these are in a workgroup.
Score 9 out of 10
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Great Product to use for centrally hosted applications to serve multiple platforms we greatly used it during Pandemic and this gave us greater flexibility to go on online mode at the start of the pandemic. and still using even after Face 2 Face conversion to access the lab computers remotely to maintain the social distancing.
Score 10 out of 10
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Any company is looking for a reasonably priced solution for Work from Home. Easy to set up, the key can be up and running within an hour. Parallel RAS support simple single servers solution and Large scale environments.
Herbert Burt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Some of our clients have staff nationwide that work full time from home. With Parallels Remote Application Server, they can securely and efficiently all collaborate on projects. Even clients that have offices worldwide express their satisfaction with how well they work remotely. Whether it's 9:00 am in California or 9:00 am in New York or 9:00 am in Cambodia, the staff is conducting business and being profitable.
Rob Booth | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Parallels are the ideal product for a flexible workplace where users can come into the office or log on from home. It's useful in an environment where users use both their own machines and terminal server due to the ability to publish both terminal servers and user remote machines. It works great for us in the financial sector where security is paramount.
Score 9 out of 10
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Parallels Remote Application Server makes publishing almost any LAN-based app to almost any device very easy. We've used it since it was "2X" and I can't think of any scenario in recent years that we've not been able to use it for any of our remote access requirements.
Nabin Poudel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Parallels Remote Application Server is best suited for organizations to cut expenses on applications by allowing multiple users to work on the same virtual desktop remotely. This also allows any organization to keep its application and data secure while leveraging the power of a scalable cloud environment. It is not a suitable remote working solution for developers and designers.
Score 9 out of 10
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Parallels Remote Application Server is well suited for teams and projects where you need a secure and reliable solution for your engineers to easily connect and work on the cloud servers. It has the ability to manage access and privileges to different resources very efficiently.
iain Stephen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It is well suited for providing access to applications behind the firewall, especially legacy ones, while maintaining tight control over access through normal login procedures and protocols. We found it a little more difficult to use on MAC products. However, that may just be a local issue as we are less familiar with them.
Score 10 out of 10
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[Parallels Remote Application Server is] well suited for cloud based companies. With the HTML5 interface, users don't have any software to install and works across all current browsers. If you have a small deployment, you can actually install the entire system on a single server to reduce infrastructure costs. Has built in support for load balancing and redundancy. Parallels [Remote Application Server] acts like a lightweight overlay to the build in terminal services on the windows servers.