What’s New in Parallels RAS 17
Version 17 improves UX by utilizing AI capabilities, extends security by adding a TOTP MFA log-in option and further simplifies IT task management while leveraging RDS 2019 technology.
The Google Authenticator passcode streamlines the management two-factor authentication access for mobile workforces.
Parallels RAS introduces Artificial Intelligence (AI) based session pre-launch technology, allowing users to access their virtual workspace instantly, increasing the UX and boosting efficiency and productivity!
New web-based console to provide more flexibility for the IT administrators, allowing monitoring of the Parallels RAS infrastructure, and performing management from any HTML5 browser.
Parallels RAS introduces REST API, allowing organizations to streamline their web services by orchestrating Parallels RAS operations with their product ecosystem.
Version 17 provides more granular options, such as View, Modify, Add, and Delete permissions for IT administrators on specified RAS components such as:
IT administrators can configure specific permissions to different administrators and delegate control of Parallels RAS objects, offering flexibility of management while keeping security high.
As the technology is rapidly evolving, Parallels RAS 17 leverages the advanced features and support that Microsoft Windows Server 2019 bring with it, including Remote Desktop Services (RDS). Such improvements make IT management easier though simplified RD license management, a better user experience with enhanced and optimized video stream quality and lower bandwidth requirements, and the support of Microsoft Office 2019.
Parallels RAS components such as Publishing Agent, RAS Gateway, RD Session Hosts, and VDI hosts can be hosted on Microsoft Windows Server 2019. Parallels RAS can provision, scale, and maintain virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) on Microsoft Hyper-V 2019.
Parallels RAS makes VDI a tangible reality for SME, by providing a quick, easy, and affordable digital transformation.
Parallels RAS 17 enables instant access to a predefined set of management tools directly from the Parallels RAS Console, such as network utilities (Netstat/Telnet to and from hosts), Windows Service Management Console, reboot/shutdown actions, and much more. In addition, custom tools can be configured and made available directly from the Parallels RAS Console to further facilitate day-to-day IT management.
Centralize, streamline, and speed up Parallels RAS farm server's maintenance using the Parallels RAS Console as a single point of management. Save time by performing remote actions quickly and centrally on several servers, reducing IT management overhead.
Parallels RAS supports Scale Computing’s HC3, a new hyperconverged infrastructure solution that combines compute, storage, virtualization, backup, and disaster recovery in a single appliance.
HC3 uses Scale Computing’s own KVM-based hypervisor, HyperCore Operating System (HCOS), positioning itself as a cost-effective, easy-to-use hyperconverged solution—qualities that perfectly match those of Parallels RAS.
This new capability essentially allows Parallels RAS to spin up and manage RAS VDI VMs through Scale Computing HC3 API, making VDI solutions faster, more affordable, and easier to use.
Parallels RAS 17 introduces new reports related to application usage and tunneled gateway sessions. Moreover, the Parallels RAS monitoring engine supports multiple RAS Farms, RAS Sites, and different virtual RD Session Groups, centralizing the monitoring across multiple RAS deployments. In addition, administrators can create custom reports, improving day-to-day management activities.
Use a pre-configured trial in the cloud to make your evaluation experience simple, we provide pre-configured RAS VMs on Microsoft Azure or AWS. With just few clicks, you can get fully configured Parallels RAS environment and take your learning journey from there.Know More
A single virtual machine with all Parallels RAS components installed and ready to go. Just download this VM to your Parallels Desktop for Mac, VMware ESXi, and Citrix XenServer host and launch it to get access to complete RAS environment.Know More
Download, install, and configure Parallels RAS on your servers and infrastructure with customized evaluation experience. Parallels RAS can then be integrated with your Active Directory right from the get go. In this scenario you can create a testing or Proof of Concept infrastructure very similar to your production environment.Find Out More
Parallels RAS is a cost-effective application delivery and VDI solution that enables users to access published resources from anywhere—on any web browser, and on any device. Our cloud-ready software empowers organizations to embrace digital transformation by streamlining infrastructure deployment and management via auto-scaling, process automation, integrated AI, out-of-the-box load-balancing, and device redirection.
Parallels RAS provides users with a brilliant mobile experience, enabling them to be just as productive as they would on a traditional computer. Parallels technology allows the use of iOS and Android native gestures—such as swipe, drag, tap to click, and zoom in—on published applications and desktops.
Parallels RAS helps address several business needs but the most common ones are the following:
Parallels RAS is a cost-effective application delivery and VDI solution that enables user access to published resources from any device, empowering organizations to collaborate in digital workspace.