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Extend Remote Access To Ensure Business Continuity

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.

  • Parallels enables teleworking instantly.
  • All your business applications can be securely available on any device, from any location, anytime.
  • Keep your employees safe and productive by creating working from home (WFH) workspace environments.
Enter your details to download a Parallels White Paper: AFTER THE LOCKDOWN – REINVENTING THE WAY YOUR BUSINESS WORKS.

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Remote Working Tips



When working remotely, it’s important to continue communicating with your team and manager. These days there are numerous tools to utilize for video conferencing and calling. For example, Skype and ClearSlide are useful – not only to lessen social isolation but beneficial for ‘checking in’ which each other. It’s essential to connect weekly to chat about your goals, future projects, and daily tasks. Don’t forget to chat about all the progress you’re making and workload sizes to your manager.

Rely on your community

It’s recommended you join ‘real world’ or remote communities to establish extra support and connections if you’re a remote worker. Either join a group virtually or in-person at a co-working space or collective. Relying more on community groups helps beginners to traverse the remote working world and be productive while enjoying the benefits of being able to work from any location.


Create your workspace

To be able to concentrate on the tasks you need to deliver when working remotely, it’s imperative to find a workspace where you feel comfortable to focus – whether that be a co-working office, a local coffee shop, or a space at home. Whatever the location, make sure it’s somewhere that motivates and inspires you to work to the best of your ability.

Take time for yourself

While remote working provides you with the flexibility to work your own hours, it’s possible to find yourself getting stuck in front of the computer screen without taking regular breaks. Remember to eat nutritious food and commit to any exercise regimes you have, whether it be going to the gym or for a walk to clear your mind. With increased flexibility, you can create a healthy work-life balance, which will, in turn, allow you to be focused and productive when you need to be.


Remember to “log off”

With the world becoming increasingly connected through emails, social media, and messaging apps, it’s initially challenging to ‘log off’ from all notifications at specific times. For example, if you are working in a different time zone with your co-workers, it’s important to set a time to ‘log off’ for the night. It’s not a good idea to set a standard that you’re available 24/7 – be sure only to work when you’re most productive.

Enjoy the benefits of working remotely

Whether you’re working from home or a digital nomad traveling the world, make the most of being able to work when you want, using your device of choice. You no longer need to spend time commuting and endure office distractions, increasing productivity. Finally, enjoy the freedom and flexibility that remote working provides!


What is Parallels RAS?

Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) is an application delivery and VDI solution that helps organizations create digital workspaces, reduce TCO, enhance data security, and streamline multi-cloud management.




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.



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 a Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA)?

The Parallels RAS SPLA model is targeted to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who are already part of the Microsoft Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) Program.

  • It is licensed per peak number of concurrent users over a billing period.
  • The data is automatically collected on a daily basis from each farm and is used to calculate the licensing cost at the end of a billing cycle.
  • There are no upfront costs – you pay for licenses as you go, based on what you make available to your customers each billing period.
  • When using SPLA you can activate multiple farms using a single license key, and track usage history for each farm in Parallels My Account.
  • Access to latest product updates, knowledge base, training materials, and 24/7 customer support line.

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.



  • 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.

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