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Address Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops issues with Parallels RAS

Eric Haavarstein
Christian Aquilina

The easiest way to deliver and manage virtual Windows applications to any device!

Easy Migration

The migration process from XenApp can be time-consuming, complex, and in most cases requires expensive consulting services. Parallels RAS makes the migration process easier with a free migration tool that automates most of the processes.

Leader in Cost-Effective Application Delivery

Parallels RAS delivers Windows applications and virtual desktops to any device, anywhere. Easily manage Microsoft RDS and VDI while benefitting from a better mobile experience than Citrix XenApp—at a fraction of the cost.

Brilliant Mobile Experience

Parallels RAS provides access to desktop applications as if they were native applications on iPhone®, iPad®, and Android devices, making your employees truly productive on the go. With Parallels RAS mobile clients, employees are able

Simpler and Less Expensive than XenApp

Parallels RAS focuses on security, reliability, performance, scalability, and user experience.

Single-Pane-of-Glass Solution

No third-party or expensive add-ons are needed; universal printer redirection, gateway high availability, reporting, and powerful load balancing are ready to use straight out of the box—from a central interface.

Cloud Ready

Parallels RAS is fully interoperable with Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services™ (AWS). It supports Windows Server 2016 and all the improvements related to cloud integration.

Features and Functionality

Parallels Remote Application Server

Citrix XenDesktop & XenApp

Effortless application publishing Limited
Pricing and TCO Low High
Straightforward licensing
Access to file and folders
Access to virtual (published) applications
Access to virtual desktops (VDI)
Native client for multiple OSes and mobile devices
Automated client configuration based on the user’s email address
Integration of virtualized Windows applications into the Start Menu
Native mobile controls for Windows applications Limited

Designed to be More Reliable, Easier, and Flexible

Application Publishing

Deliver applications to remote users and mobile devices in a seamless and easy-to-manage way. The user can continue to use the same files as if they were on their office workstation. Parallels RAS is easy to configure; with the drag-and-drop functionality, publishing an application is simple.

Desktop Management

Regain up to 80% of the time normally used to configure and manage desktop clients. Parallels RAS allows you to transform any Windows client into a secure and fully managed workstation. Existing company computers can be used "as is," immediately delivering remote desktop and virtual applications.

High Availability Load Balancing

Load balancing delivers high performance across your organization, allowing gateways and servers to work at high availability. Parallels RAS easily configures the infrastructure to your load needs by optimizing your resources.

Remote Desktop – VDI

Mix the most popular hypervisors with Parallels RAS to deliver seamless application virtualization and publish remote desktops. Manage virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI) or Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) independently and easily.


The Parallels RAS reporting tools provide an extensive overview of your infrastructure. Take advantage of real-time monitoring with hundreds of preconfigured reports, covering everything from applications to remote session activity. Support your team by anticipating when they will need you.

Universal Printing and Scanning

Allow your users to print and scan from any device: desktop, thin client, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, or HTML5 browser. Universal Printing and Scanning is auto-configured, without any extra action required by the IT administrator. Users can print and scan on all available printers and scanners, without having to install a driver.

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Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is a cost-effective solution that delivers applications and desktops to any device.

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