Parallels Releases Its Remote Application Server Version 15

Parallels has announced the release of Parallels Remote Application Server version 15. The new release would offer IT organizations, ISVs and managed hosting service providers (MSPs) an easy and cost-effective solution to deliver Windows applications and desktops to employees on any device.

Designed with IT admin productivity and the end user experience in mind, Parallels Remote Application Server now features an enhanced user interface that reduces time for most common admin tasks, including a streamlined user enrollment process with intuitive configuration wizards for tasks such as application maintenance and new server setups.

“IT departments today are increasingly seeking simpler and more cost-effective ways to deliver virtual applications and data to users on any device with on-location and device-specific features and security configurations,” said Robert Young, Research Director, IT Service Management and Client Virtualization Software, IDC. “The availability of such a useful and cost effective solution has the potential to disrupt the market by enabling enterprises, SMBs, VARs and MSPs to efficiently support more devices, while realizing ongoing cost savings from streamlined IT support, extended hardware life, and increased productivity.”

Key features of Parallels Remote Application Server v15 would include:

Improved User Experience

  • Redesigned user-friendly HTML5 client improvement uses browser access, enabling end users to copy and paste between applications and change passwords
  • Three intuitive configuration wizards to help IT administrators quickly deploy applications and servers

IT Management Improvements

  • parallels managed hosting“Fast” environment setup with now automated Windows Server configuration, application publishing and client configuration
  • Live session management on the servers, with administrators now able to schedule server reboot and application access as well as logon control for more effective planned server maintenance
  • Default settings automatically assigned for application and server setup, with administrators able to set the preferred default configuration and change settings to multiple servers at the same time

Publishing Versatility

  • Wider range of virtual resources now available, offering “a seamless publishing experience” from URL and intranet services, centralized drives, desktops and applications
  • Chrome OS Client updates that support Microsoft RemoteFX and peripheral redirection to offer a high-end graphics application delivery

Enhanced Security

  • Windows, Mac and Linux client configuration policy security with extended administrator capabilities to secure data and application access while preventing illegitimate user access
  • Built-in support for additional security technology, such as SafeNet, DeepNet, RADIUS authentication

Integrated Support

  • Parallels Client (previously called Parallels 2X RDP) and Parallels Remote Application Server are now available with localized user interfaces in 11 languages including English, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Korean, Chinese Traditional and Chinese Simplified. Parallels Client works with Parallels Remote Application Server to provide employees universal access to virtual apps, desktops and data from any device so they can work from anywhere
  • 24/7 Support – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, English language Parallels Remote Application Server support and troubleshooting are available via phone and email
  • Comprehensive Parallels Remote Application Server Knowledge Base and support ticketing system

Parallels Remote Application Server v15 offers the easiest desktop and application delivery solution for corporate IT departments, ISVs and MSPs,” said Jack Zubarev, Parallels president. “Reducing complexity and costs from the delivery of any applications to employees on any devices was our goal for this v15 release.”