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Parallels RAS (2X) as an alternative to Citrix XenApp for Cloud Application Delivery in AWS

Posted by Alex Martin on 15-Jul-2015 13:10:21


UPDATE: Please note: "2X RAS" now known as "Parallels Remote Application Server". More details here:

So your employees want to work from anywhere on any device, reliably and securely.  One of the obvious options is using Remote Desktops or Application Virtualisation -- that is, centralise the compute power and deliver the application via a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to the users’ device.  This is becoming more accessible and cost effective now thanks to Cloud computing. 

Application virtualisation technologies such as Citrix XenApp, offer many benefits when it comes to managing your application environment. Better security, work-from-anywhere, reduced management cost, and the support for BYO Devices for employees to name a few.  Also, by having your applications centralised you can also handle software updates more easily, and ensure a consistent user experience. On the other hand, it also fundamentally changes how you approach infrastructure and end user support, and introduces some challenges you may not have otherwise faced.

In this article, we investigate Parallels 2X RAS as an alternative to Citrix XenApp for Cloud Application Delivery in AWS.

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Topics: IT Outsourcing, Cloud Computing, SME, Amazon Web Services

Boost Your Business with Managed IT Services and Cloud Computing!

Posted by Calvin Bradshaw on 14-Apr-2015 11:57:00

Business owners who are not taking full advantage of cloud computing (commonly referred to as just “the cloud”) may well be missing out on a great opportunity to improve their business operations and reduce costs, while, increasing accessibility and reliability to company data.   Cloud computing has changed the landscape of business dramatically in the past 3-5 years. In order to benefit from the technological advances that the cloud brings, it is important for business owners to first understand what they are dealing with, what the challenges are, and how some of these new technologies can improve the functionality of their business.

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Topics: IT Outsourcing, Cloud Computing

IT service desk outsourcing - Key questions to ask your provider

Posted by Calvin Bradshaw on 19-Mar-2015 12:00:00

Deciding to outsource an IT function such as your service desk can deliver some significant benefits to your organisation.  That said, the choice of partner is critical.  So what are some of the things you need to consider?

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Topics: IT Outsourcing

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