Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) deployed in Azure® provides employees with secure, fast, and reliable access to Windows® applications and server-based desktops.
Due to Azure’s global presence, business users have the ability to easily access applications and desktops, receiving a consistent experience on any device and from any location. With Azure’s security capabilities and the advanced filtering of Parallels RAS, the combined solution protects sensitive information and enhances overall corporate data security.
Redistribute IT Budget for Business Growth
Parallels RAS is a industry leading cost-effective solution for virtual application and desktop delivery. Azure’s efficient, pay-for-what-you-use model includes virtual hardware, Microsoft® licensing, and a range of advanced services such as disaster recovery. Combining Parallels RAS with Azure, IT departments are able to repurpose a sizable amount of their budget to other pressing projects.
Quick Deployment & Seamless Product Roll-Out
The built-in automation capabilities of Parallels RAS simplifies deployment and configuration of RAS in the Azure cloud. RAS includes prebuilt Azure virtual machine templates and configuration wizards, allowing a RAS appliance to be fully configured in under 30 minutes. In addition, Parallels RAS offers easy and seamless user enrollment ensuring no loss of productivity when moving local applications and desktops to virtual instances.
Affordable Disaster Recovery
Since Azure’s virtual servers are hardware independent, the Parallels RAS sites, farms, applications, and data can be safely and reliably backed up to a second location in real time. Businesses can secure their assets without the cost of a second datacenter or the burden of reloading each server component.
Universal Access ‘out of the box’
When Parallels RAS is deployed in Azure, businesses can provide employees immediate and secure access to applications, server-based desktops, data, and folders across the Internet without complex firewall configurations. Parallels RAS in Azure provides instant access to resources using http/https rules or HTML5 browsers.
Enable reliable and effective business operations as your organization’s workload for specific applications scales up or down. With Parallels RAS in Azure, all additional RAS components—Publishing Agents, Remote Desktop Services Server, hypervisors, and gateways—can be deployed instantly using the unlimited flexibility of the Azure cloud.
Load balancing and Failover
Parallels RAS in Azure supports full active-active redundancy and features built-in load balancing for all RAS components—Publishing Agents, gateways, and servers—providing redundancy and no single point of failure. Hybrid deployment is also supported, with some components deployed on premise, while others are deployed on Microsoft Azure.
Hybrid and Cloud deployment Options
Parallels RAS supports hybrid deployment between on-premise and Azure-based resources. From a simple overflow of Terminal Services to handle additional user workload, to cost-effective failover virtual infrastructure, different scenarios can be implemented. A hybrid cloud provides businesses with flexibility when computing needs change by allowing workloads to be distributed between a private and Microsoft Azure cloud.
Trial and Proof of Concept
You can now try a fully functional Parallels RAS deployment in Microsoft Azure for 30 days free. Deliver virtual applications to any user, on any device, anywhere. With prebuilt Azure VM templates and configuration wizards inside RAS, you can completely deploy and configure RAS in under 30 minutes. Easy employee enrollment and a seamless experience will further ensure no loss of productivity for employees moving to RAS clients.