Parallels announces public technical preview of Parallels Remote Application Server18

18 November 2020

Parallels, the cross-platform solutions vendor, announced the immediate availability of the public technical preview of Parallels Remote Application Server18, which it says simplifies end-user computing for service providers (SPs) and enterprises.

The new Parallels RAS 18 integrates industry-preferred FSLogix Profile Containers for more robust and proficient user profile management and advanced session metrics, including Parallels’ own User Experience (UX) Evaluator, to provide IT admins with superior user session management capabilities. Additional new features, including built-in automated image optimisation and a new web-based management portal, will be added to Parallels RAS 18 when it launches in December.

“We’ve been inundated with enterprise and business orders for Parallels RAS because CEOs and CIOs need a cost-effective, flexible, and scalable solution their IT department can implement in less than 24 hours—hosted online with Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services, in a data centre, and/or on premises—to immediately deliver virtual Windows desktops and applications to any device so remote workers can easily and securely work productively from anywhere,” said Nick Dobrovolskiy, Parallels senior vice president of engineering and support. “Now, with significantly enhanced support for Windows Virtual Desktop, Parallels RAS 18 delivers more previously unattainable options, customisations, and resources to IT organisations to provide new levels of infrastructure flexibility and employee productivity.”

Parallels RAS 18 provides knowledge workers a single solution to access their Windows Virtual Desktop, other virtual desktops, and all their applications, regardless of where they are hosted and running. Additionally, the Parallels RAS 18 Console provides IT admins a unified workload management point of view that extends the capabilities of Windows Virtual Desktop by integrating the management of all resources and workloads into one central point. Organisations can integrate Parallels RAS deployments with Windows Virtual Desktop to easily deliver a single solution to end-users, wherever they are located.