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Windows Server 2019 RDS New Features | Parallels RAS

Windows Server 2019 RDS Windows Server 2019 RDS role—which plays an increasingly crucial part in today’s digitally driven business innovations—has been likewise designed to support areas like hybrid cloud, security, and hyperconverged infrastructure.  RDS has now been equipped with new and improved features that help businesses to acquire better capabilities to: Connect between on-premises and … [Read more...]

Which of the Top Cloud Service Providers Is Better for Deploying VDI?

Why Utilize Cloud Service Providers? It makes perfect sense to deploy your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) on public clouds, utilizing the Cloud Service Providers. Doing so enables you to take advantage of their exceptional capabilities in scalability, high availability, and business continuity and disaster recovery—and best of all, all at very little upfront cost. But which of the three … [Read more...]

Securing Virtual Workspaces

Securing Virtual Workspaces By Warren Simondson, Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy Pty Ltd One of the challenges of adopting virtual workspaces is in making sure that the published resources —whether applications, remote desktops, documents, Web applications, or network folders — are accessed securely.  Although the technologies normally employed in virtual workspaces, like VDI (virtual desktop … [Read more...]

4 Major Reasons Why VDI Doesn’t Appeal To Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

4 Major Benefits of Desktop Virtualization When people talk about the benefits of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or VDI, it’s usually in the context of large enterprises. Seldom will you find case studies or testimonials featuring SMEs and VDI. But why is that? It appears that VDI simply doesn’t appeal as much to the SME market as it does with enterprises. Here are 4 reasons why. 1.Prohibitive … [Read more...]

Desktop as a Service, what is it and why use it? | Parallels

What is Desktop as a Service? Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is a model of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) which is outsourced and managed by a third-party provider. Described also as hosted desktop services, desktop as a service is generally delivered as a cloud service along with the applications needed. How does DaaS work? A DaaS provider typically manages storage, security, and backups, as … [Read more...]

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...]