Microsoft VDI | How to Improve It with Parallels RAS

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) allows organizations to host a Windows desktop on a centralized server in a datacenter or on the cloud. However, Microsoft VDI can quickly turn into an expensive and complex undertaking if you choose the wrong desktop delivery solution. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) offers an easy-to-deploy, cost-effective, seamless VDI solution that allows you to … [Read more...]

Cloud managed service providers (MSPs) expand their businesses to include hosted technologies such as Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS)

Cloud managed service providers (MSPs) are increasingly interested in offering services such as Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) because of the opportunity to meet customer demand for mobile-ready hosted workspaces. Business owners and sales leadership see the potential in adding hosted desktops and applications on top of traditional managed services. Customers are … [Read more...]

Can Chromebooks for Business Become the Next Big Thing?

Chromebooks for business – Early in 2016, Google Chromebook overtook the Apple Mac® to become the market leader in the United States’ competitive K12 Education sector. This achievement proved that large-scale, cloud-based computing market success was not only a possibility but a present reality that users were adopting at a staggering rate. Now, just two short years later, Chromebooks … [Read more...]

Mobile Campus Opportunities with Parallels RAS and AppsAnywhere

Mobile Campus – University IT administrators can often find it challenging to deliver Windows desktop applications to the many non-Windows devices used by students on campus. Furthermore, universities commonly run many different applications, with each department requiring specific software to meet its needs. Without a centralized application repository, universities can struggle to develop … [Read more...]

Microsoft Terminal Services & Parallels RAS

Microsoft Terminal Services (known as Remote Desktop Services Hosted (RDSH) since Windows Server 2008 R2) provides organizations with convenient remote access to shared desktop sessions and virtual applications. Here we will discuss how to instantly deploy top-performing Microsoft Terminal Services through the easy-to-use virtualization solution Parallels® Remote Application Server … [Read more...]

MS-SQL Performance Woes Worsen Despite Massive Hardware Investments, Survey Confirms

We just completed our 4th annual I/O Performance Survey from 870 IT Professionals. This is one of the industry’s largest studies of its kind and reveals the latest trends in applications driving performance demands, and how IT Professionals are responding.The survey results consist of 20 detailed questions designed to identify the impact of I/O growth in the modern IT environment. In … [Read more...]

What Is RDP | Parallels Explains

What Is RDP – Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a secure network communications protocol used to provide access to virtual desktops and applications hosted on Remote Desktop Services (RDS) or hypervisors. Here we will discuss how to enhance Microsoft RDP performance with Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS), an easy-to-deploy, cost-effective application and desktop delivery … [Read more...]

Understanding RDP Server | Parallels Tells You How

Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) server software allows the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) role in Windows Server OS to communicate with the RDS Client. Microsoft RDS role can be enabled on most editions of Windows Server OS. With Microsoft RDP server protocol, IT administrators can provide encrypted remote access to hosted desktops and applications on the server when … [Read more...]

How to Use and Benefit from Parallels RASprep in a Windows VDI Environment

Windows VDI – The purpose of setting up a Windows VDI environment is to be able to efficiently create and deliver virtual desktops to a business’s users, as explained in What Is a VDI Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and How Can It Help My Business? In a typical Windows VDI environment, you can use cloned images and other tools to personalize things such as machine name, the Active Directory … [Read more...]

What Is a VDI Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and How Can It Help My Business?

VDI Virtual Desktop – Nowadays, the biggest challenge IT departments in many organizations face is to centralize all the different IT solutions in a new technological model. IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), desktop and application virtualization, private and public cloud, and VDI are phrases we hear often. This post gives a brief introduction to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and … [Read more...]