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Pros
"The most valuable features are monitoring, and the self-service that they have for a customized environment.""Everything is fine as far as our implementation goes.""The greatest aspect of the solution is its capability to be available from anywhere."

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"Simplicity of the interface is a valuable feature.""Its price and ease of use are the most valuable. It is simple and has good performance."

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Cons
"The response time from technical support could be faster.""In terms of what could be improved, pricing is always too high of course.""Support could always be a bit better."

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"If the solution crashes, then all the customers connected through that agent, lose their session.""Generally, it is a very good solution. The main thing that I would improve is their presence here in Mexico. They don't have strong local support here in Mexico. They should have a worldwide presence so that we don't have to do everything through the people in the US. The initial setup was a little bit complex because we were migrating from Citrix. For customers who are migrating from another platform like VMware or Citrix, it would be great if they can provide an automated migration solution."

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Top Answer: Everything is fine as far as our implementation goes.
Top Answer: We just bought the perpetual licensing for the Microsoft Virtual Server.
Top Answer: In terms of what could be improved, pricing is always too high of course.
Top Answer: Its price and ease of use are the most valuable. It is simple and has good performance.
Top Answer: Generally, it is a very good solution. The main thing that I would improve is their presence here in Mexico. They don't have strong local support here in Mexico. They should have a worldwide presence… more »
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Overview
The most cost-effective server virtualization technology is now available as a free download. Virtual Server is a key component of any server consolidation strategy. Increase hardware utilization and cut power costs while enabling your organization to rapidly configure and deploy new servers.
ApplicationServer delivers applications, data and virtual desktops from a central location, providing continuous availability, resource-based load-balancing and complete network transparency.
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Sample Customers
Paylocity, ASELSAN, Sochi Organizing Committee, Supervisor of Elections, Orange County, Florida, Netgem, Nav Canada, The British & Irish Lions
Arsari Group _ PT Netmarks Indonesia, Izhevsk Elektromekhanicheskiy Zavod (IEMZ) _ Kupol, Abilene Diagnostic Clinic, Fylde Borough Council, YARSTROYREZE LLC, VSK Insurance House, Melenkovsky District of Vladimirskaya Oblast, Sofrigam SA, Antenna International, KingsGate Community Church, Norwegian American Hospital, Island Hotels Group, Medway Council, Medway Council, Voices of September 11th, MacDonald Training Center, Kansas Childrenês Service League, Scope,Next Generation Clubs, WTC Communications, Opera Australia, HSE Integrated, Danier, Bridgwater College, Kern County Mental Health, Tony Tiendas, Spears Manufacturing, Managed Insurance Services Inc., Intuitive Medical Software, M.J. Soffe, Mazda Motors, Israel Military Industries (IMI), Telfair, Upic Solutions, Teleflora, Fisher & Company
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Government18%
University18%
Local Government9%
Construction Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company17%
Educational Organization10%
Government8%
Company Size
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise33%
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Virtual Server vs. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Microsoft Virtual Server is ranked 4th in Application Virtualization with 3 reviews while Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is ranked 2nd in Application Virtualization with 2 reviews. Microsoft Virtual Server is rated 8.6, while Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Virtual Server writes "Good availability and great for running exchanges and managed services". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) writes "An excellent, simple interface for our customers; allows use of any browser on any platform". Microsoft Virtual Server is most compared with Inuvika, whereas Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is most compared with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Horizon View, NVIDIA GRID and Microsoft App-V. See our Microsoft Virtual Server vs. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) report.

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