Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) Competitors and Alternatives

The top Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) competitors are
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  • XenApp
  • XenDesktop
  • VMware Horizon View
Read reviews of Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) competitors and alternatives
Brett Tomes
Real User
Client Technologies Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

* Resilience: Has alllowed our 24/7 acute hospital to run electronic prescribing on the wards with limited downtime or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has enabled our clinical staff to get real-time medicine prescribing information at the patients' bedside with a... more»

What needs improvement?

I think that the Single Sign-On (SSO) could be improved. At release time, there was not a lot of information around. We... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I could not see the benefits of using Citrix as you require RDS CALs regardless. We see this solution as a very good... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We run Citrix alongside this solution for our internet connected clients. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) was... more»

What other advice do I have?

* We have found this to be very stable with a quite straightforward setup. However, Single Sign-On (SSO) certificates... more»
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Citrix
Lance Tofsrud
Real User
IT Project Manager at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The main features that I felt were valuable to our organization were: * Ability to manage iOS and Android mobile... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In this case it was an upgrade from XenMobile 8.6 so it was an upgrade to maintain support from the vendor. The main... more»

What needs improvement?

Even with professional services, deployment can be a challenge; especially when integrating with Exchange when rolling... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Sit down and seriously review your mobility strategy. If you don’t have one, draft something before you get started.... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not use a previous solution. We upgraded from a previous version of XenMobile as we had a significant investment... more»

What other advice do I have?

XenMobile is a good, stable product, but make sure you investigate what features you are looking to roll out and decide... more»
VirtualizationEng641
Real User
Virtualization, Remote Access and Mobility Engineering at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

ICA and HDX are the most valuable features of this product to me. These protocols allow features that most other vendors either have not implemented yet or are too bandwidth-intensive to use in the enterprise with WAN users.

How has it helped my organization?

Our organization was a VMView shop. Due to issues with application responsiveness / perceived performance, our users had a very negative perception of the technology and were opting for physical PCs instead of VDI. During an extended pilot... more»

What needs improvement?

The biggest area for improvement is in QA testing. The last few releases of either the VDA or updates to the broker either reduced functionality or re-introduced issues that were previously addressed.

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