Webinar: How to Streamline Application and Desktop Deployment with VDI

Parallels RAS and IGEL powered endpoints, enable organization to improve their productivity while saving time, enhancing security, and reducing TCO.

Reduce Complexity

Easy to deploy, configure, and maintain, IGEL Thin Client and Parallels RAS allow organizations to reduce IT overhead and free up resources while improving the user experience.

Lower Cost

IGEL Thin Client and Parallels RAS are aggressively priced, making application and desktop delivery more affordable. The combined solution enables any organization to leverage the advantages of cloud computing.

End-To-End Security Solution

Deploying Parallels RAS and IGEL Thin Client reduces the risk of data breaches by preventing unauthorized access to data based on location, device, configurable Client Policies, and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

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Parallels RAS and IGEL OS Powered Endpoints

IGEL OS powered Universal Desktop (UD) endpoint devices complement the Parallels RAS application delivery and VDI solution by enhancing application performance and reducing overall cost and complexity.

Parallels RAS is Flexible, Affordable, and Cloud-Ready

Take advantage of the cloud with Parallels RAS! This comprehensive, cloud-ready VDI solution supports on-premise, hybrid, or cloud deployments on Amazon Web Services™ and Microsoft Azure®. It offers an impressive mobile experience for iOS and Android™ by delivering Windows® applications as if they were native mobile applications.color="#000000">

  • Brilliant Mobile Experience

    Provide users with instant and secure access to applications and data on any device. Allow Windows native apps to interact with iOS and Android touch gestures.

  • HTML5 Client

    Applications, data, and desktops are accessible from any HTML5 browser without local Parallels clients installed.

  • Secure and Simple

    Help replace paperwork with a simple and secure medical IT system allowing Healthcare organizations to securely access EMRs from any device and any location without compromising HIPAA and PCI-DSS.

  • Resource Based Load Balancing

    Deliver user performance by effectively distributing end user traffic and workload across multiple gateways and RD session hosts.

  • Instant Continous Access

    Parallels RAS components can be deployed in multi-active/passive or multi-active/active mode, and are load balanced, reducing the risk of downtime while providing a seamless end-user experience.

  • Universal Printing

    Allow users to print documents and forms from devices of choice: Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android, or HTML5 browsers.

IGEL Products

IGEL’s Universal Desktop (UD) Thin Clients set new benchmarks for entry-level devices. Affordable, space and energy-saving, these Universal Desktop Thin Clients offer high-level performance, including basic multimedia applications.


The UDC software repurposes existing hardware by converting a x86, 64 bit device to an IGEL thin client, complemented by Parallels RAS and managed by Universal Management Suite (UMS). Regardless of form factor or manufacturer, UDC permanently replaces the local operating system on compatible devices to IGEL OS. The UMS simplifies endpoint management through zero-touch deployment, remote support and granular control from a single central console.


IGEL offers an attractive option for thin client machines with the UD2. For businesses that are using virtualization solutions, the space-efficient, highly affordable UD2 thin clients run streamlined and locked-down IGEL OS. Moreover, these Universal Desktop Thin Clients offer high-level performance and can be used for basic multimedia applications. Each UD2 thin client machine comes equipped with four USB ports and two digital monitor connections to ensure an excellent desktop experience.


The UD3 series is available with an optional integrated smart card reader and a Connectivity Bar, which offers two additional serial ports for legacy peripherals and wireless network connectivity or an anti-theft USB port. Furthermore, two display ports allow users to operate two digital monitors at once. With no moving parts, the devices are nearly silent when in operation and are more fail-safe. In contrast to traditional hardware deployments, the machines use less energy and produce less heat.


Additional Resources


Fast and Furious Virtual Delivery! - Since our customers use a variety of VDI technologies, working with Parallels RAS gives our customers the flexibility to choose the required technology.

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IGEL Technology and Parallels RAS - An IGEL thin client environment deployed through Parallels RAS delivers straightforward and secure access to remote applications and desktops.

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Why Thin Client?

How Do Thin Clients Work?

While thin clients run an operating system locally, they usually carry flash memory instead of a hard disk. Because they have no hard drive or local storage, all applications and data are stored on central servers. Thin clients depend on network computing to allow local printing, audio, video, web browsing, and terminal emulation.

Thin-Client Advantages

Hardware optimization: Since the server's computing power is shared between the thin clients and users, the overall hardware investment needed is lower.

Reduced software maintenance

Software updates and patching can be deployed for all users in one go, improving administrative efficiency.

Improved security

Corporate assets are centralized and only accessible after authentication, reducing the risk of data loss in the case of desktop loss or theft.

Go "green"

Thin clients are usually fan-less, which reduces energy consumption. Thin clients also have a longer life span compared to a PC, allowing further cost reduction and helping the company reduce its carbon footprint.

Customer Story

Parallels RAS & IGEL UD Pocket

The most cost-effective solution for Application Virtualization & VDI.

Virtual application and desktop delivery can be complex and expensive—unless you are one of thousands of businesses that uses Parallels RAS to remotely deliver applications and desktops to their employees

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