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Load Balancer | What is it and how it works? | Parallels Explains

What is a load balancer? A load balancer is an appliance which could be physical or virtual, and acts as a proxy to distribute network traffic across several servers. Load balancers are utilized to increase capacity (concurrent users) and reliability of applications. Load balancers improve the performance of shared applications and desktops by distributing the network traffic on multiple servers, … [Read more...]

Multi-cloud strategy and how to implement it! | Parallels RAS

What is a multi-cloud strategy? A multi-cloud strategy is a process where an organization uses multiple cloud services for their computing needs. Per a recent Gartner survey of public cloud users, 81% said that they work with multiple providers. Generally, companies that have different requirements for varied data sets adopt this model. For example, if AWS works well for big data analytics … [Read more...]

Improve Performance Without Getting Stuck with Unnecessary and Expensive Hardware

We recently completed a case study with a top construction company who deployed V-locity® I/O reduction software to improve speed on Citrix and SQL applications and avoided unnecessary hardware costs. Performance on Teichert’s Citrix and SQL servers that were running critical applications was beginning to suffer due to the growth of data, increased number of users, and infrastructure … [Read more...]

Windows on iPad | 3 Reasons Businesses Need This Capability

Windows on iPad? Parallels RAS can do it! You can easily run Windows applications and desktops on an iOS iPad through Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS). Not only does that capability sound cool from a consumer standpoint, but it’s also something that’s going to be useful in a business scenario. Here are 3 good reasons why you would want to have the ability to run Windows on your … [Read more...]

Hyperconvergence And Why Shift There? | Parallels Insights

Why the shift to hyperconvergence? In the seemingly endless struggle to eliminate datacenter complexity, businesses are moving past converged infrastructures right into systems embodying hyperconvergence. But what is hyperconvergence and why are businesses so bullish about it? What’s the definition of hyperconvergence? Hyperconvergence is an architecture where the typically independent data center … [Read more...]

Citrix Cloud | Is it really a good idea? Parallels Insights

Citrix Cloud Since 2015, Citrix has been pushing customers to migrate to Citrix Cloud. They say that this cloud-based offering enables businesses to have complete control over where their application and desktop workloads run while leaving the product installation, setup, configuration, upgrade and monitoring to the folks at Citrix. But so far, there have been very few takers. Below are some of … [Read more...]

Citrix Workspace Suite | Do You Really Gain From This All-In-One?

What is the Citrix Workspace Suite? Citrix Workspace Suite is a solution consisting of what are normally separate Citrix products. Overall, its main functions are to deliver applications and desktops to any device and to enable file sharing among those devices and applications. This solution can be deployed on-premise and in the cloud. What solutions make up the Citrix Workspace Suite? The suite … [Read more...]

Overcoming the I/O Blender Effect with V-locity

You’ve decided that you want to try out V-locity® software – kick the tires so to speak.  You’ll just load it on one of your Virtual Machines and see how it goes.  What kind of benefit will you see? It is true that V-locity will likely provide significant benefit on that one VM.  It may even be extraordinary.  But loading V-locity on just one VM on a host … [Read more...]

Citrix Issues? Again? | Parallels RAS can help you!

Common Citrix issues Citrix offers a set of services that promise to address these needs. However, not everyone is excited about using Citrix’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution. One of the most common Citrix issues is the slow login that impacts the productivity of the user. Citrix does not have a unified solution for implementing a standard VDI solution. You must install and manage … [Read more...]

How Educational Institutes Can Address Major IT Challenges in 2019

IT-Related Challenges in Educational Institutes A plethora of challenges faces IT teams in academia, brought on by developments like bring-your-own-device (BYOD) adoptions, the influx of non-Windows mobile devices and the rising demand for anytime, anywhere access to digital tools for learning and schoolwork. These challenges put too much strain on already overloaded IT teams. Running Windows on … [Read more...]