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Parallels RAS: What’s New in Version 16.5.3

Parallels RAS: What’s New in Version 16.5.3  With the recently released version 16.5 update 3 (16.5.3), Parallels RAS now includes support for yet another VDI platform, new developer tools, and a couple of client-side security enhancements, in addition to several other improvements. The team is also ramping up development to support Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktops (WVD) in future … [Read more...]

What Is Citrix NetScaler? | Parallels Insights

What Is Citrix NetScaler?  If you thought Citrix NetScaler was one product, you’re mistaken. Citrix NetScaler is actually the defunct name for a line of networking solutions from Citrix. The NetScaler brand was abandoned in 2018, just a few days after Citrix’s annual Synergy conference. It consisted of the following products:  NetScaler ADC, an application delivery controller now called Citrix … [Read more...]

What Is Remote Desktop Printer Redirection? | Parallels Explains!

What Is Remote Desktop Printer Redirection?  Remote desktop printer redirection lets you use your local printer in a remote environment. Moreover, it also makes it possible to use your local printer in a remote session. It’s a beneficial service, yet it can be very difficult to manage. In fact, most IT experts find it difficult to connect local printers to a virtual environment. If you’ve used the … [Read more...]

What Is Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN? | Parallels Insights

What Is Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN?  Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) or NetScaler SD-WAN is the old name given by Citrix to a set of physical, virtual, and cloud-based appliances. They were designed to combine multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) connections with other network links like broadband, LTE, and wireless in order to provide end users with the best user … [Read more...]

How Easy Is It to Set Up Citrix VDI? | Parallels Insights

How Easy Is It to Set Up Citrix VDI?  When people say “Citrix VDI,” they likely mean Citrix Virtual Desktops or Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. These are the Citrix products that offer virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions. If these names don’t ring a bell, it’s because these products used to be called Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. The rebranding was … [Read more...]

Citrix Virtual Desktop. Get to Know the Basics!

What Is a Citrix Virtual Desktop?  To understand what a Citrix virtual desktop is, we first need to clarify the term “desktop.” When used in this context, a desktop is the entire software environment consisting of the operating system, applications, and data that an end user interacts with when using a laptop or desktop computer. It also includes the icons, files, folders, and all other software … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know before Starting That Citrix Install

Citrix Install A Citrix install is not an easy task. Although only one product—Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, formerly XenApp and XenDesktop—is marketed as the solution for delivering virtual applications and desktops, that product actually has several dependencies. It requires the installation of other components in order for it to function as expected.   Required components  If your users … [Read more...]

What Is Azure Cloud Services and Why Should You Use It? | Parallels

What Is Microsoft Azure Cloud Services?  Azure Cloud Services are cloud computing services that allow businesses to build, deploy, and manage applications on a global, massive network with the help of different frameworks and tools. It’s designed to help your business meet and exceed challenges.  Azure Cloud Services was announced in 2008 to much fanfare. Ten years later, it’s one of the biggest … [Read more...]

What Does an Application Virtualization Client Do?

What is an Application Virtualization Client? An application virtualization client is a piece of software that’s installed on physical endpoints or clients such as laptops, desktops, tablets, phones, thin clients, and more. It enables these endpoints to run virtual applications. The virtual applications themselves aren’t installed on the endpoint. Instead, they’re hosted on a remote server and … [Read more...]

What Is an Application Server and How Do You Use It? | Parallels RAS

What Is an Application Server? An application server is a software component-based solution that resides in the middle-tier (between servers and workstations) of a server-centric architecture. It allows data access and persistence while providing a stable, secure, and centrally managed environment. Using an application server is the key to reducing IT costs. Combined with the rapid expansion of … [Read more...]