IT leaders looking for the best solution for their organization to deliver virtual applications and desktops to any device can find helpful IDC analysis and buyer perception insights in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment by Shannon Kalvar (doc # US US45752419).

The IDC vendor assessment, which includes Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS), states, “Customers consistently cite Parallels’ operational simplicity and cost as differentiating factors. The company provides solid, effective, easily operated application and desktop virtualization at a comparatively low cost and across a range of endpoint device platforms.”

What is RAS?

Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) is an application delivery and VDI solution that allows users to securely access virtual workspaces from anywhere, on any device, anytime. Our cloud-ready software empowers organizations to embrace digital transformation by centralizing management of the IT infrastructure, streamlining multi-cloud deployment, reinforcing data security and improving process automation.

Parallels RAS features—including single sign-on, multi-tenancy, and use of familiar iOS and Android native-touch gestures with virtual Windows applications—enable Servicer Providers and businesses to dramatically simplify both IT end user experiences on any device. Parallels RAS enables IT admins to easily and securely deliver virtual applications and desktops to a Windows PC, Mac, Chromebook, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or phone, and Linux, as well as any HTML5 browser.

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IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the circles. Vendor year-over-year growth rate relative to the given market is indicated by a plus, neutral or minus next to the vendor name.

SOURCE: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment, by Shannon Kalvar, January 2020, IDC Doc#US45752419e.