Case Study: News-Press and Gazette Co.

The Customer: News-Press & Gazette Company Owned and operated by the Bradley family, News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) is a media company focused primarily on broadcasting. The history of NPG stretches back to the days of the Wild West in St. Joseph, Missouri, with the publication of the first Gazette newspaper in 1845. NPG’s locations span several states, including television and radio … [Read more...]

Parallels RAS vs. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops solution

Parallels RAS vs. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops If you’ve been actively scouting for an application and desktop virtualization solution, you’ve likely come across Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service, Citrix’s cloud-based version of its Virtual Apps and Desktops product. This service is offered via Citrix Cloud, a collection of cloud services that Citrix has been aggressively marketing for … [Read more...]

Converged Infrastructure: What Is It and Why Use It? | Parallels

What Is Converged Infrastructure? Converged infrastructure is a way of structuring an IT system that combines various components into a single optimized computing unit. It minimizes hardware compatibility issues while lowering the response time between the components. The components of converged infrastructures are:  Servers Data storage devices Networking equipment Software for infrastructure … [Read more...]

What Is Hyper-converged Infrastructure? | Parallels Explains

What Is Hyper-converged Infrastructure?  Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) combines computing, storage, and networking into a single system, reducing datacenter complexity while increasing scalability. HCI platforms include a hypervisor for virtualized computing, software-defined storage, and virtualized networking. They usually run on standard, off-the-shelf servers, which could be standalone … [Read more...]

What Are The Microsoft Cloud Services? | Parallels

What Are Microsoft Cloud Services?  Microsoft Cloud Services provide you with a lot of useful tools for various uses, including:  Microsoft Dynamics 365  Dynamics 365 is created in the product line of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications.  Microsoft Intune  Intune is a cloud-based mobile device and operating system control solution. Intune … [Read more...]

Is Awingu Really the Easiest Way to Deliver Virtual Applications and Desktops?

What Is Awingu?  Awingu is a solution that aggregates applications (even legacy applications), desktops, and files hosted on servers and then delivers them to various devices, including PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It can be deployed on public cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud, or on private clouds or on-premise datacenters.   As novel as … [Read more...]

Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS): What Is It?

What Is Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS)?  Citrix MCS is one of the many components of the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops infrastructure platform, allowing IT administrators to design and deliver virtual desktops.  How Citrix MCS Works  Using application programming interfaces (APIs), Citrix MCS configures, starts, stops, and deletes virtual machines (VMs) through the underlying hypervisor … [Read more...]

How to Enable Your Team to Access What They Need, Anywhere, Anytime

Going Mobile: How to Enable Your Team to Access What They Need, Anywhere, Anytime Bylined to Paul Fisher, Technical Consultant at Parallels Small businesses face numerous challenges on a daily basis—but enabling their employees to work on any device, anywhere in the office, shouldn’t be giving them a headache. With today’s office workers more likely to grab their phone or tablet than a notepad and … [Read more...]

How Can Businesses Benefit from the AWS Cloud?

What Is AWS Cloud  AWS cloud—short for Amazon Web Services—refers to Amazon’s extensive collection of cloud services, which include EC2 (compute), S3 (storage), Glacier (backup), CloudFront (content delivery network), AWS Data Pipeline (data orchestration), and many others. All these services are priced on a pay-as-you-go model and consumed on demand.  Characteristics of the AWS cloud  As with all … [Read more...]

What Is Citrix XenApp, now Known as Citrix Virtual Apps?

What Is Citrix XenApp?  Citrix XenApp is the old name of what is now known as Citrix Virtual Apps. (It also used to be known as Presentation Server, MetaFrame, and WinFrame.) It’s essentially a solution that allows users to access applications from laptops, PCs, phones, tablets, and other endpoint devices without having to install anything on the device itself (apart from the Citrix client). … [Read more...]