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.
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.
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
Parallels RAS focuses on security, reliability, performance, scalability, and user experience.
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.
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|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Cost savings and simplicity were the #1 benefits of the switch to Parallels Remote Application Server, from Citrix. Moreover, Parallels Remote Application Server offered better management of infrastructure with an intuitive and centralized dashboard."
" With Parallels Remote Application Server, licensing costs have been significantly reduced when compared to Citrix. We are able to easily create a stable network environment that is easy to deploy and manage."
" Parallels Remote Application Server has been the most reliable component within the whole system. It has never failed to do its job. The main driving factor was the cost of licensing, with Parallels Remote Application Server being considerably cheaper for concurrent users than Citrix."
" Parallels Remote Application Server has an easy-to-use interface that delivers a high degree of sophistication. The biggest benefit of switching to Parallels Remote Application Server from Citrix is the cost-effectiveness of the overall solution."
Switch from Citrix XenApp 6.x to Parallels RAS Citrix XenApp Migration Tool:
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