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Improve Your Education IT
Infrastructure with Parallels RAS

If you’re contemplating a quick solution to enable a remote-work mandate in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, NextWave IT and Parallels RAS have designed a solution to meet your needs.

A streamlined remote working solution that provides secure access to virtual desktops and applications. With a MSRP of only £67.00 exc. VAT per Concurrent User Per Year, Parallels RAS offers an simple to manage, flexible, scalable and affordable solution for remote working.

For further information, please contact us.

  • Accessibility

    Enable teachers and students to access educational resources in any format from any device.

  • Security

    Provide staff and students with secure access to their applications and desktops from any location.

  • Mobility

    Equip students with the digital tools for learning and schoolwork by letting them use any device on the go.

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Centralize and Enhance Education IT

Parallels RAS centralizes the management of the IT infrastructure, making it easier to secure and maintain.

  • Security features

    Reduce the risk of data breaches by establishing secure protection with two-factor authentication, advanced filtering and customized policies. Staff and students can securely access Learning Management Systems (LMS) and other software from any device and location.

  • Simplify multi-campus environments

    Streamline management of single or multi-campus IT infrastructures from one easy-to-use management console. Students can easily access the educational resources they need to continue their studies. By reducing the time and money necessary to deliver environments to one unified management console, institutions can lower their total cost of ownership (TCO).

  • Ensure continuous learning

    Reduce the risk of downtime and interruptions while increasing resources with out-of-the-box load balancing technology. Virtual application and desktop delivery will be fast and user-friendly for staff and students—irrespective of where they’re connecting from.

  • Virtual desktop automation

    Create virtual desktops on the fly with PowerShell API, VDI templates and streamlined testing. IT staff can create linked clones to complete updates, which makes managing a large user group faster.

Flexibility, Scalability and Improved User Experience

Improve the educational process for students and faculty with a flexible IT infrastructure.

  • Flexible virtual labs

    Deliver test environments from any hypervisor or RDS, with the flexibility to return them to their original state after students have completed them. Moreover, students can receive on-demand access to virtual labs from their personal devices.

  • Scale infrastructure up or down

    Education IT infrastructures can be scaled up or down with auto-provisioning and auto-scaling capabilities. Parallels RAS can dynamically create, remove, release and load balance Windows Servers based on predefined criteria. Easily manage load spikes without any manual action from IT staff.

  • Single sign-on and AI-based session pre-launch

    Single sign-on (SSO) facilitates faster login times by streamlining the management of user identities from different organizations without sharing the local identity database. By leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), Parallels RAS makes applications ready-to-use when needed, increasing efficiency. Staff and students do not have to wait for their desktops to load up in the mornings but can start working straight away.

  • Universal Printing

    Ready out of the box and easy to use, Parallels RAS Universal Printing increases printing performance and response time when staff and students use local printers with server-based desktops or virtual applications. Print directly to printers without having to install local printer drivers.

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PARALLELS RAS

FLEXIBLE, AFFORDABLE AND CLOUD-READY

Take advantage of the cloud with Parallels RAS! Our comprehensive, cloud-ready VDI solution supports on-premises, hybrid, and public cloud deployments such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services™ (AWS), and Microsoft Azure®.

  • Brilliant Mobile Experience

    Transform any desktop application into a fully fledged mobile app. iOS and Android native gestures—such as swipe, zoom in and tap to click—are instantly enabled, improving users’ productivity while on the move.

  • Web Access – HTML5 Client

    Parallels RAS enables web access to applications, data, and desktops from any HTML5 browser on a desktop or mobile device, from anywhere.

  • Secure And Simple

    Reduce the risk of data loss and breaches by preventing access to applications and data based on location, device, and configurable client policies. Parallels RAS helps organizations adhere to compliance policies, such as HIPAA and GDPR.

  • Resource Based Load Balancing

    Ready to use out-of-the-box, Parallels RAS load balancing effectively distributes end user traffic and workloads across multiple gateways and RD session hosts, providing full redundancy and ensuring business continuity.

  • Flexible Deployment

    Parallels RAS offers flexible cloud deployment models, allowing businesses to leverage different technologies while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).

  • Universal Printing

    Allow users to print documents and forms from devices of choice: Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android, or HTML5 browsers, without having to install local drivers.

PARALLELS RAS OVERVIEW

LICENSING
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What does the all-inclusive single license model incorporate?

Parallels®’ Remote Application Server (RAS) single license model provides access to all capabilities, providing enterprise-range features such as application and desktop delivery with remote PC, RDSH and VDI, load balancing, multi-cloud ready, monitoring and reporting, FIPS 140-2 encryptions, and 24/7 customer support. It includes online licensing management, access to knowledge base and training materials.

As an all-in-one solution, Parallels RAS eliminates the complexity of evaluating which license best suits your business needs today and your future expansion plans.

What is the concurrent user model?

Parallels RAS uses concurrent-user licensing. Users can establish any number of connections to Parallels RAS as long as the number of users simultaneously accessing Parallels RAS does not exceed the number of available licenses. Concurrent licensing is easier to administer as IT departments do not have to monitor usage as closely. An entire team can be empowered with only the number of licenses that are expected to be in use simultaneously—they will not require a license for every user.

Consider the following examples:

  • One user, one device, one connection — one license is needed.
  • One user, one or multiple devices, multiple connections — one license is needed.
  • Multiple users, each establishing one or multiple connections — a license is needed for each user. When all licenses are used up, the next user will have to wait for one of the current users to log out from all sessions.

How does a prepaid subscription work?

Licensing Parallels RAS with a prepaid subscription allows you to upgrade to a newer version whenever one becomes available.

A subscription is purchased for a predefined period of time: either one year, two years, or three years.
If a subscription is purchased online, it can be set to automatically renew when the subscription period ends by default.
Subscriptions purchased through a reseller must be renewed through the reseller.
Support is included in the cost of the subscription

What is sub-licensing?

By supporting sublicensing, Parallels RAS allows organizations to manage multiple independent keys while retaining centralized consumption information. Sublicenses allow an organization/service provider, for example, to provide company subsidiaries/customers with a Parallels RAS license for the number of users needed, and the license can be managed at any time. You can also use a sublicense for the activation of a test farm. A sublicense has its own license key used for activation and its own expiration date.

Solutions

FROM CABLE TO CLOUD

  • Infrastructure

    We ensures your IT infrastructure is always optimised to support the stable and highly available services organisations demand.

  • Network

    Cloud services are network dependent, which is why our network management and monitoring services have become critical to IT.

  • Service desk

    Our 24/7 support is about adjusting to new working patterns, to ensure an always on and available service.

  • Endpoint management

    Client and server endpoints are managed as one estate, ensuring security and stability while maximising uptime and employee productivity.

  • Applications

    We support Software as well as on-premise deployments, ensuring applications are always optimised for the best possible user experience.

  • Managed IT Services

    Providing advanced management tools to clients who want to take their IT Service Management to a higher level.