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AWS VDI: Delivering Virtual Desktops with Amazon Web Services

AWS VDI  AWS VDI refers to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s on-demand cloud computing platform. While VDI solutions are traditionally deployed on-premise, it’s now possible to deploy them on the AWS cloud. That ability can be a game changer.    How businesses save costs through VDI Companies who have invested in VDI solutions are already … [Read more...]

Microsoft RDP and Its Current Usage | Parallels Insights

What Is Microsoft RDP  Microsoft RDP is a multi-channel protocol that allows a user to connect to a computer remotely. It grants remote display and input abilities over network connections for Windows-based applications running on a server. RDP is devised to support various types of network topologies.  How Does It Work?  On the server-side, Microsoft RDP uses the video driver to render display … [Read more...]

Azure VDI: What Happens When You Deliver Virtual Desktops? | Parallels

Azure VDI Azure VDI desktops are virtual desktops delivered through the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Because virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is traditionally served from on-premise servers, what exactly do you gain by putting it in the Azure cloud?  Azure Cloud + VDI = The Best of Both Worlds  You’re probably familiar with the business benefits of cloud services:   Improved business … [Read more...]

Hosted Virtual Desktop Model | Parallels Explains What It Is

What Is a Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD)?  A hosted virtual desktop (HVD), often referred to as a cloud-hosted virtual desktop, is an interface that delivers applications and data that are stored on a cloud provider’s servers instead of the user’s computer or corporate network. Each user accesses a virtual desktop interface, also known as a virtual machine (VM), on the service … [Read more...]

Azure Cloud Computing Deployment for Application and Desktop Delivery

What Is Azure Cloud Computing?  Azure cloud computing is the term people use when referring to Microsoft’s collection of integrated cloud-based solutions for compute, storage, analytics, backup, and more. To be clear, Microsoft Azure does have a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering that’s also called Azure Cloud Services—that’s not what we’re talking about here.   Like all cloud-based … [Read more...]

What Are Windows Terminal Servers and Why Use Them? | Parallels

What Is Windows Terminal Server?  Terminal servers, also often known as communication servers, are servers or hardware devices that provide terminals (printers, PCs, etc.) with a common connection point so they can be linked to a wide or local network.  Remote desktop servers are basically terminal servers that let multiple users access Windows Server and use data and applications hosted on it. … [Read more...]

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 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...]