Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS

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Parallels Remote Application Server

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Best and Easy RAS Solution

9 out of 10
June 20, 2022
We publish our ERP systems through RAS to remote users. This includes our branch offices, roaming users, and remote locations. For some of …
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Controllers may love this.

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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Falling behind the competition

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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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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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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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.

Reviews

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Score 10 out of 10
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  • Fast pilot or test installation at the customer's site possible without high pilot costs
  • compared to the competition favorable and transparent priceing
Score 9 out of 10
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  • We were able to providde a customer with a PaaS solution for their software
  • This made this a lucrative solution for us.
  • The lingering software bug we had did cause a negative effect on deployments and cost us a lot more time and money in support-related questions.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Excellent Support at both the levels, Pre-sales and Post-sales.
  • RAS server can handle max 30-40 users. More users need to create another RAS server.
  • Some printing issues are observed which can slowdown application performance.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Our situation was a little odd. Before Parallels, we had a remote work solution that allowed for 10 users on at a time, and the service we were using was free as it was the end of the license and not updating/upgrading.
  • With Parallels, we went from paying $0 to $5000 (over three years) and from 10 users to 25. Depending on how you look at that it's either a positive or negative impact. For us, it was positive as it allowed people to go remote during Covid.
  • Positive Impact: increased ability to work remotely for people that were sick or out of town.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Due to the significantly cheaper cost of licensing compared to other RDP solutions, we have extended the reach of our systems to a significantly larger number of employees. It is literally a third of the cost to use parallels.
Ryan Snelson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • As a replacement for Citrix, the ROI is massive as its simpler but just as good at 90% of things
  • Time saved on the RDP management compared to the standard windows options is great
  • Does require a couple of servers to run and can be done on a DC which is a shame
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Our business objectives are non-profit which means that (low) IT costs are an important factor. The increase of license costs for Parallels Remote Application Server since "2x" is not easy to handle for us.
  • On the other hand, Parallels Remote Application Server is reliable and integrated, and standard procedure in our setting, so at the moment, we have no plans to change.
  • Any user can access our system from any of our 12 locations and also from outside of our locations with no loss of "look and feel."
Herbert Burt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 24x7x365 productivity.
  • Traveling for business does not mean a loss of productivity.