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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  • 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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Supporting Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare ESXi and many different hyper-converged infrastructures are very important because customers want to use their existing and familiar systems here and not have to implement additional products. The connections to the various cloud hostings are also directly included and covered in the license.
Score 9 out of 10
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For us Parallels RAS is HyperVisor agnostic, it does not really matter which is the underlying technology, we deploy on HyperV, VMware, ... This gives us the ease of mind that this is not something that has to be scoped during technical analysis and there doesn't need to be a upsell to switch to a certain hypervisor.
Score 10 out of 10
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We host our Parallels RAS on VMWare, along with our RDS boxes. In our viewpoint, there are very few applications that would support this as we are using Windows Server on our VMWare platform, and do not have anything running directly at the ESXi level. So the application works as expected in our environment.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are a hyper-v shop, but I really can't imagine that it would function any differently on VMware. If there is some hyper-v specific feature set to RAS I am not aware of it, but certainly haven't noticed any configuration that was needed to be done in consideration of how our infrastructure is to get the RAS server working.
Score 5 out of 10
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This specific feature was not important to us. We are "cloud-first" in all our application/service offerings to our users. We had hoped Parallels to support all the major public cloud providers equally, but they do not. It was a reason we chose to not continue with Parallels Remote Application Server.
Score 8 out of 10
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RAS allows us to create and run Virtual Machines. Each virtual machine acts like a complete computer, running an operating system and programs. We are using AppsAnyWhere (software2) with Parallels RAS to access Applications and Desktops.
Score 10 out of 10
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We only really use Hyper V for this and windows virtual servers within our company ranging from 2012 R2 to 2022. But it is important that it works across the board. But also knowing that if we were to undertake new ventures and other technologies, it would work with all of the common ones.
Ryan Snelson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Reseller
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We tend to stick with Hyper-V as a hypervisor as the cost benefits outweigh our customer requirements at present. However, knowing we have the benefit of working with all hypervisors is great as it means we can adapt better to customer needs as and when we need to rather than having to change products or reinstall and start again.
Herbert Burt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Parallels Remote Application Server is an easy-to-implement Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Users have access to applications, virtual machines, and virtual desktops from all major hypervisors on any device anywhere there is an internet connection. It is simple to manage and allows for the provisioning of published applications or virtual desktops to end-users.
Score 9 out of 10
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Our RAS deployment is virtualized on Hyper-V and works seamlessly alongside it. We've installed Parallels on 2012 thru 2019 with no issues whatsoever.

The license is tied to the MAC address, so make sure you give your VMs static MACs!