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The easiest way to deliver and manage virtual Windows applications to any device!

Leader in Cost Effective Application Delivery

Parallels Remote Application Server delivers Windows applications and virtual desktops to any device, anywhere. Easily manage Microsoft RDS and VDI while benefitting from a better mobile device experience than any other solution on the market—at a fraction of the cost.

Simpler, More Secure, and Less Expensive than Xenapp

Parallels Remote Application Server focuses on security, reliability, performance, scalability, and user experience.

Easy to Use

Parallels Remote Application Server is easy to deploy, manage, and maintain. Complex administrative tasks are streamlined using wizards to provide administrators the most efficient path to application delivery, while graphic editor allows to easily visualize the complete deployment and architecture blueprint. Setting up RDS servers, publishing virtual applications, and enrolling new users is achieved in just a few clicks

Brilliant Mobile Experience

Parallels RAS provides access to desktop applications as if they were native applications on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices making your mobile employees truly productive. With RAS mobile clients, employees are able to use native iOS and Android controls interact with desktop applications and smart optimizations allow using desktop applications even on the small screens of mobile phones.

Single Pane-of-Glass Solution

No third-party or expensive add-ons are needed; universal printer redirection, gateway high availability, reporting, and powerful load balancing are ready to use —from a central interface. IT staff can focus on core duties without dealing with unnecessary complexity.

Cloud Ready

Parallels RAS is fully interoperable with Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). It supports Windows Server 2016 and all the improvements related to the cloud integration.

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Features and Functionality Parallels Remote Application Server Citrix XenDesktop & XenApp
Effortless virtual application publishing Yes Limited
The best pricing and TCO Yes No
Straightforward licensing Yes No
Access to file and folders Yes Yes
Access to virtual (published) applications Yes Yes
Access to virtual desktops (VDI) Yes Yes
Native client for all OSes and mobile devices Yes Yes
Automated client configuration based on the user’s email address Yes Yes
Integration of virtualized Windows apps into the Start Menu Yes Yes
Native mobile controls for Windows applications Yes Limited
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Parallels Remote Application Server delivers virtual desktops and applications from a central location, providing continuous availability, resource-based load balancing and complete end-to-end reporting and network transparency for administrators.

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Easily deliver Windows applications to anyone, anywhere using any type of operating system, computer or mobile device.

Designed to be More Reliable, Easier, and More Flexible

Application Publishing

Deliver applications to remote users and mobile devices in a seamless and easy-to-manage way. Users can continue to use the same files as if they were on their office workstation. Add, update, and roll out applications to employees with few clicks.

High Availability Load Balancing

Load balancing is fully integrated part of RAS allowing all components to work with high availability and high performance. Easily add/remove new servers and configure load balancing rules – from simple round robin to resource based load balancing across your farm.


The Parallels Remote Application Server reporting tools provide an extensive overview of your infrastructure. Take advantage of real-time monitoring with hundreds of preconfigured reports covering everything from applications to remote session activity. Support your team by anticipating when they will need you.


Parallels Remote Applications Server offers a set of intuitive wizards to quickly automate terminal server configuration, allowing IT administrators to set up complex configurations easily. A welcome screen guides administrators through terminal server configuration, publishing applications and inviting end users to access applications published.

Desktop Management

Regain up to 80% of the time normally used to configure and manage desktop clients. Parallels Remote Application Server allows you to transform any Windows client into a secure and fully managed workstation while kiosk mode lets you completely secure and lock down employees Windows desktops including legacy Windows XP machines.

Remote Desktop–VDI

Use any hypervisor with Parallels Remote Application Server to deliver seamless application virtualization and publish remote desktops. Manage Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) independently and easily.

Universal Printing and Scanning

Allow your users to print and scan from any device: desktop, thin client, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, or any browser. Universal printing and scanning is auto-configured, without any extra action required by the IT administrator. Users can print and scan on all available printers and scanners, without having to install a driver.

Training and Support

Parallels offers comprehensive training and support for partners and customers. Support includes pre and post sales assistance. Parallels team of experts work closely with customers to build a personalized migration path to RAS from other vendor platforms every step of the way.

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Customers who have already moved away from Citrix

Dale Hobbs Manager, Network and Security Systems, LUSH Handmade Cosmetics

“With Parallels Remote Application Server, licensing costs have significantly reduced when compared to Citrix. We are able to easily create a stable network environment that is easy to deploy and manage.”

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