White Paper: Parallels
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) can help many large-scale businesses and organizations save money, simplify client image management, improve data security, and enable remote connectivity from any device.
Considering the initial capital expense and overall complexity involved with implementing a traditional VDI solution, it’s no wonder that many cost-conscious customers, particularly small and medium businesses, have failed to adopt this traditional approach.
In order to facilitate rapid and successful deployment of the Parallels Remote Application Server FlexCast models, the Parallels team has built and tested a solution using the components described in this white paper.
Parallels Remote Application Server Virtual Desktop Types
Parallels Remote Application Solution Overview
Setting up the HVD solution based on the suggested scale-out increment
Key decisions points and options offered by Parallels and Nutanix
How Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) reduce the cost and complexity of VDI
An endless array of desktop and mobile devices has affected many aspects of everyday life, from personal to corporate workspaces. Particularly, enterprises find themselves caught in a difficult position, as they try to adapt to employee expectations in the mobile-enabled era, where everyone has a preferred platform. Businesses are presented with an expensive challenge to deliver business-related applications on the wide selection of devices and platforms that employees are using to connect to the network. Delivering Windows applications in a way that presents a useful and enjoyable experience for employees—regardless of the device or platform they’re using—often presents a challenge for IT departments within medium and large businesses.
By: EVOLVE IP
Call centers of all sizes and types are moving their call centers to the "cloud". In fact, many industry analysts predict that over 70 percent of call centers will use a hosted platform by 2014. Call center solutions are not a new business. For decades, call center executives have increased the productivity of their staff and ensured the call 'gets answered' with widely-supported, fully featured, equipment and software, such as phone systems, ACDs, reporting solutions, workforce management platforms and recording devices. When evaluating a new call center solution, agents and, more importantly, front-line supervisors are rightly focused on features that make their jobs easier or their time more efficient. However, the feature differences between most modern call center solutions are not significant. What is most important is if the solution can reliably route a call to the appropriate person, and the business can report on the activity to make staffing decisions. Business and customer service executives, are moving to the cloud not because of features, but for the inherent benefits of a cloud-based solution.
Software has dominated the world of business for many years now. It’s become such an integral part of the business world that 2014 saw a number of high-profile CEOs and notable industry analysts proclaim “every business is in the software business.”
What is Cloud Computing ?
A type of internet-based computing, Cloud computing refers to delivery of computing services over the internet or "the cloud" instead of using local storage and computing. The different computing services include servers, storage, databases, networking, software, applications, and analytics. Cloud computing eliminates the need for hardware acquisition, maintenance, installation of software.
What is Network ?
Network is a group of two or more computing devices enabled to exchanging data with each other (such as files or messages, printers and other shared peripherals) through a data link. The connections between these devices can be established by means of a cable or wireless media. The computers or devices on a network are called as nodes and the ones that allocate resources are broadly categorized as servers or workstations.
What is Cloud infrastructure ?
Cloud infrastructure consists of back-end elements primarily comprising of server hardware components, virtual machines, storage and networking facilities, and software that provide access to the cloud for applications and other services. It can also refer to on-demand service delivered through the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model.