Simple application streaming!
March 31, 2020

Simple application streaming!

Adrian Alessi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Parallels Remote Application Server

We spent 10 years using publishing desktops on the virtualized Citrix XenApp environment. Times changed and a lot of our stuff became web-based. We moved our offices to Mac OSX desktops and needed to stream a couple of legacy windows only applications. I found the Parallels Remote Application Server a lot simpler to setup. No longer needing domain controllers and levels of servers, I was able to get Parallels set up on a single Azure server to stream the applications straight to the Mac desktops.
  • Simple infrastructure.
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Good way to deliver Windows app's to Mac desktops.
  • 15 user minimum license is a pain but still good value.
  • Support is decent enough for my small deployment but I wonder what it would be like in a complicated environment.
  • Requires less infrastructure and support.
  • Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
At the time of deployment, I found XenApp required multiple servers and session brokers, etc. Whereas I could have all my applications on the one server for my small environment.
I was apprehensive using a smaller known product in the industry thinking there wouldn't be much support, but to be honest, I barely needed any training or support. You can load up AWS or Azure images all ready configured in minutes!
Mac users are able to open a single Windows application within the Mac OS without having to log into a remote desktop.
Being able to load on Azure has meant we haven't needed any hardware on-site anymore.
Security filtering has been great and easy to manage.
Barely needed my support. Their knowledge base is a bit limited but has seemed to just work. Not much training was needed at all.

Do you think Parallels Remote Application Server delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Parallels Remote Application Server's feature set?

Yes

Did Parallels Remote Application Server live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Parallels Remote Application Server go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Parallels Remote Application Server again?

Yes

Well suited for streaming apps to small environments via the cloud.