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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...]

What Is Citrix Gateway? How and Why Should I Use It? | Parallels

What Is Citrix Gateway?  To answer this question, we first need to answer another: What is a gateway? A gateway is a device designed to provide data communication between a remote network and a local network. In short, users can access remote networks anywhere in the world by using a gateway. A gateway is one of the numerous ways our data is transferred over the Internet.   A gateway provides … [Read more...]

Citrix Presentation Server? You Probably Mean XenApp Or Virtual Apps?

Citrix Presentation Server? You Probably Mean XenApp. Or Perhaps Virtual Apps?  Citrix Presentation Server is one of the many previous iterations of the product we currently call Citrix Virtual Apps. We say “one of the many” because, aside from Presentation Server, there were other product names prior to Virtual Apps. Arranged chronologically, some of those names include the … [Read more...]

Citrix SD-WAN: What Is It and How Is It Used? | Parallels Insights

What Is Citrix SD-WAN?  Formerly known as Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN, Citrix SD-WAN is a software-defined wide area network (WAN) solution designed to ensure optimal network performance and reliability. It comes in three forms: a physical appliance, a virtual appliance, and a cloud-based appliance.   Even before it was called NetScaler SD-WAN, Citrix SD-WAN was known by the following … [Read more...]