Parallels Remote Application Server 2X VDI allows you to easily deliver remote desktops using either a Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in a secure and easy-to-manage way. Parallels Remote Application Server allows you to mix and match popular hypervisors with popular mobile devices and workstations.
Hypervisors & Microsoft RDS: Parallels Remote Application Server gives you the flexibility to use popular hypervisors and Microsoft Remote Application Services at the same time. This vendor-independence means that Parallels broadly delivers the same features and functionality, with the same interface, regardless of the technology in use. Publish applications and desktops from terminal servers and virtually any hypervisor. Due to the scalability of Parallels Remote Application Server 2X VDI, it can grow with your company at no additional cost, allowing you to leverage your existing infrastructure and drive your company to the next level.
Administration Savings: Parallels Remote Application Server can automatically generate and deploy VDI desktops on demand, using customized templates. This allows you to automatically create and deploy Guests on the fly, saving your administrators a great deal of time. Create a virtual desktop once and replicate it as many times as you want. Install security updates and applications automatically to a pool of virtual desktops and save lots of time.
Easy Profile Management: Parallels Remote Application Server facilitates centralized control over user profiles via full integration with Microsoft Active Directory. Using the Parallels Remote Application Server Management Console, the IT administrator can customize the user environment, configure and monitor resource access.
2X VDI ApplicationServer XG
Virtual Desktop & Application Delivery: Deliver virtual desktops and Windows applications to any remote mobile and desktop device. Allow access by username, group, IP or MAC address.
VDI Connection Broker: Deliver virtual desktops and applications hosted on hypervisors such as Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen, VMware vSphere and more.
2X VDI Client for Mobiles, Tablets & PCs: 2X Client for RDP/Remote Desktop is available for Windows, Linux, Mac as well as iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
Cloud Computing Web Portal: Cloud-enable and deliver virtual desktops and applications through the 2X Web Access Portal.
RDP 7/RemoteFX Multimedia Support: Provide a rich remote desktop and application experience by supporting Microsoft’s high definition RemoteFX accelerated multimedia protocol.
VDI Management for Major Hypervisors: Manage and administer core VDI capabilities such as templates, pooling and more for multiple hypervisors.
Simple Virtual Desktop and Application Delivery: Deliver virtual desktops and applications in a few easy steps using the “wizard-based” setup.
Web Portal for Cloud Computing: Cloud-enable virtual desktops and applications through 2X Web Access Portal for cloud computing, making it possible for users to access them from everywhere.
Session Isolation: Isolate applications to run as a separate session, without affecting other applications, and unnecessary consumption of resources.
Drag-and-Drop Functionality: Simplify the management of applications by locating the executable file on the server and using the drag and drop functionality to move the file into the 2X ApplicationServer XG publishing list.
Seamless Integration: Virtual desktops and applications fully integrate with users’ local desktop and taskbar.
Access Rights & Permissions: Give individual permissions to virtual desktops and applications by user, group, IP address, machine name or MAC address.
RDP 7/RemoteFX Compatibility: Enjoy bidirectional audio, Windows Media Player redirection and more, with a rich, improved user experience through 2X ApplicationServer XG’s integration with Windows Remote Desktop Services/Windows Terminal Services RDP 7 and Microsoft RemoteFX.
File Associations: File types are automatically associated with a corresponding remote application to directly open the remote application on users’ local desktop.
Predefined Application Settings: We have made it easy and added some predefined applications to your publishing list. Publishing apps like Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, Network Connections, Display Properties, and many others will only take you a few clicks.
Licensing Management: 2X ApplicationServer XG tracks instances where an application is deployed, allowing the administrator to monitor licensing usage.
Load Balancing: 2X ApplicationServer XG fully integrates 2X LoadBalancer to offer resource-based load balancing, for memory, CPU or number of sessions, for installations of two or more terminal servers.
2X VDI Farm Management & Support
Hypervisor-Agnostic: Publish applications and desktops from terminal servers and virtually any hypervisor (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Paralell Virtuozzo Containers and more).
VDI Pool Management: The Pool management feature offers administrators more flexibility when managing an extensive number of Guests, especially when they are implemented in large company infrastructures. The 2X ApplicationServer XG console provides the framework and tools needed to create and modify a complete Pool Management foundation.
2X VDI Desktop Template Management: 2X ApplicationServer XG can automatically generate and deploy VDI desktops on-demand, using customized 2X Templates. This allows you to automatically create and deploy Guests whenever needed. This implies that you only need to create a virtual desktop once and then you are able to use it for all other users.
Connect to multiple farms and manage Terminal Server, VDI Hosts and more
Automatic VDI Agent Updates: 2X Agents can be updated from the centralized 2X console.
Free Appliances: Simple, easy-to-use appliances are available for various VDI hypervisors. Refer to the list of 2X ApplicationServer XG approved hypervisors and choose the specific document for more information on how to connect to your virtual host.
Virtual Infrastructure Preview with 2X VDI VirtualInfrastructureDesigner: Preview your custom design before deploying it on your network. The “Farm Design” tab provides a visual diagram of the VDI farm. The 2X VirtualInfrastructureDesigner tool will allow you to view and change the infrastructure graphically, providing ease of use and administrative control. You can easily add and remove servers, gateways, hypervisors and other network components.
Adding Agents to the VDI Farm: Growing your VDI farm is simple, by just adding new 2X Agents. Point and click to include additional terminal server and VDI agents to your farm.
High Scalability & Redundancy: 2X ApplicationServer XG’s architecture supports high scalability and fault tolerance and allows administrators to upgrade server capacity, without any down time. 2X ApplicationServer XG’s fault tolerance protection allows for no single point of failure.
Connection, Security & Authentication
Microsoft Active Directory Authentication: Authentication is allowed via Active Directory or Windows Workgroups. This ensures that every single client authenticates against 2X ApplicationServer XG and Active Directory before retrieving the list of published applications.
Zero-Management Tokens: Zero-management second-level tokens can be created with no additional administration necessary.
Two-Factor Authentication: SafeNet and Deepnet Unified Authentication integrate with 2X ApplicationServer XG as a multi-factor authentication platform for provisioning, managing and verifying user and host authentication methods, form-factors and user credentials.
SSL Security (SSL v3.0 with Strong Cipher): Protect your network by setting up your Gateways the right way and get the full benefits of secure SSL-enabled connections, MAC address filtering and two factor authentication !
Client Support & Management: 2X OS – Thin Client Operating System: The Linux-based, zero-management 2X OS can be distributed to thin clients on the network, using 2X ApplicationServer XG. Thin clients are able to connect through a 2X Secure Client Gateway to download and install 2X OS over PXE. 2X OS allows you to extend the life span of existing PCs by converting them to thin clients, providing considerable savings over time.
Hardware & OS Independence: Access virtual desktops and applications from any desktop or mobile device, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch), Cisco Cius, 2X OS, Wyse thin clients and more.
Windows Client Settings Provisioning: 2X Client settings can be provisioned directly from the main console (currently Windows client only).
2X Client Version Control: You can ensure your users are running or have been upgraded to the latest 2X Client, or otherwise blocking access. You can also monitor listings for specific client types, such as restricting access to 2X Web Access Portal users.
Universal Printing & Scanning
Print from Remote Applications & Desktops: Print to any local or network printer from remote applications and desktops. With the 2X Universal Printing feature, the printing process is greatly simplified. When using 2X Universal Printing, you will not need to install a specific printer driver on the server. You can allow multiple printers to be simultaneously redirected from client to server, and redirecting the same client hardware capabilities on the remote virtual printer, while also improving the Guest Agent and PC Agent Universal Printer performance.
Supported Formats: Universal Printing supports EMF, PDF and BMP formats, among others.
Fonts: Required fonts are automatically deployed from the server to the client. This basically controls embedded fonts within the print job.
Scanning Redirection: Any TWAIN-enabled application can use local hardware for remote scanning, eliminating the need to install scanning drivers on the server.
Monitoring, Reporting, Notifications
Server Monitoring: From the 2X ApplicationServer XG Console you can see all relevant server information displayed on the Information tab. This allows you to identify and fix errors before productivity is interrupted.
Auditing: Track all changes through an audit log recording all 2X environment modifications.
Error Notifications: Immediate notifications are provided via email or SMS when farm problems are detected.
Comprehensive Support: Our integrated Online Support System and knowledgeable worldwide 2X Support Technicians, will be able to assist if issues arise.