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Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) 16.5 Launches

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Parallels launched version 16.5 of Parallels Remote Application Server, which allows IT administrators to automatically provision remote desktop session hosts and enables Parallels RAS deployment to auto-scale based on the load. Parallels RAS now also supports publishing Microsoft App-V containers. The extended PowerShell API supports new features including automation for a variety of complex configurations and repetitive tasks (as well as automation for extended client policies), giving IT administrators flexibility to easily configure client devices.

Managed service providers (MSPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) now have new customization capabilities, such as rebranding the Windows Client and the ability to download a branded Windows Client through the HTML5 gateway. In addition, MSPs and ISVs can now flexibly manage and monitor licenses for their clients or farms with Service Provider, with the ability to set the maximum user limits and notifications if sub-licenses have reached their limit.

Howell Technology Group (HTG) Commits To Working With Cloudhouse Across The UK To Solve The Challenge Of Legacy Operating System

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Howell Technology Group (HTG), a UK-based virtualization, VDI and cloud services specialist, has today announced its commitment to working with Cloudhouse, a leading provider of compatibility container technology, to enable customers to easily migrate applications from legacy versions of Windows and Citrix platforms to current platforms, such as Windows 10.

By offering Cloudhouse containers to its customers, HTG will enable them to run legacy apps on current versions of Windows and Citrix without the need for expensive and time consuming code rewrites. This will also allow their apps to benefit from future security updates or to run in the cloud, extending their lifespan and supporting essential digital transformation projects.
 

Webinar: The State of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for MSPs

 

IT service providers have had their world rocked by the rapid expansion of mobile platforms and VDI technology over the past decade. Suddenly, their customers' employees expect to access virtual workspaces on any device, anywhere - MSPs are taking note.

To meet their customers' expectations, MSPs are turning toward affordable, all-in-one VDI solutions. VDI solutions provide a secured and managed service to desktop and mobile users anywhere.   

Webinar: Streamline the Deployment and Management of Windows Desktops with VDI

 

 

Wondering why you should consider VDI?  Join this Parallels RAS webinar on April 17th to learn about the easiest way to deliver and manage virtual Windows applications to any device!

WHEN?  April 17th, 2018 @ 09:00 AM PDT

VDI solutions offer several benefits to organizations, including improved security, centralized desktop management, and reduced IT overhead. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) makes VDI quick, easy, and affordable. It enables organizations to deliver fully functioning virtual Windows desktops and applications that employees need. Parallels RAS allows users to be productive anywhere by providing a Windows desktop-like experience on any device.

Parallels RAS v16 adds significant enhancements to the VDI capabilities, now supporting even more hypervisors, including Nutanix Acropolis and HPE. 

Learn why this is the easiest way to deliver and how to get:

  • Cost effective application delivery
  • Brilliant mobile experience
  • Single pane of glass solution
  • Easy to use
  • Cloud ready

Stratodesk and Imprivata Partnership Brings Security and Convenience to Healthcare VDI

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Stratodesk, the creator of NoTouch Desktop and long-time partner of Imprivata, has announced an updated, feature-complete integration with Imprivata OneSign. NoTouch enables users to leverage the power of Imprivata OneSign to access workstations and applications by simply tapping their proximity badges, scanning their fingerprints, swiping their smart cards, or using a wide array of additional authentication modalities.

The integration also supports Imprivata OneSign Fast User Switching (FUS), which allows multiple users to quickly and securely log in to shared workstations. Secondary authentication, which is increasingly becoming necessary for the prescription of controlled substances, is also supported in both Citrix and VMware VDI environments. By combining the ease and power of NoTouch OS with healthcare's leading single sign-on and virtual desktop access platform from Imprivata, NoTouch customers will have unparalleled secure access to clinical information and applications across all endpoints, PCs, Thin Clients, laptops, and the new Citrix Workspace Hub.
 

CloudJumper Acquires IndependenceIT to Create the Most Comprehensive Cloud Application and Workspace Platform

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CloudJumper announced it has acquired privately held IndependenceIT (IIT), a leading provider of WaaS enablement software for automating the deployment of applications, data, and complete workspaces in the cloud. With the addition of cloud and hypervisor agnostic Cloud Workspace Suite software, CloudJumper now delivers the most comprehensive and well-integrated WaaS portfolio available to IT service providers with features such as one-click WaaS deployment across private and public clouds (Azure, Google, and AWS). The combined synergy will drive increased margins, efficiency, and revenue opportunities for IT service providers globally.

By incorporating the strengths of the CWS platform, CloudJumper is uniquely positioned to expand what is possible in WaaS and cloud-based app enablement for SMBs and the enterprise. Now, IT service providers have complete implementation flexibility and control over how applications and workspaces are configured across a public, private, or hybrid cloud infrastructure to better control the costs of IT management. The expanded capabilities also allow organizations to automatically migrate from third-party VDI, DaaS, or WaaS platforms including Citrix, to the more seamless, easy to manage, and cost-effective CloudJumper solution suite.
 

HotLink Launches HotLink Hybrid Express for Citrix

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HotLink Corporation announced HotLink Hybrid Express for Citrix, the first hybrid management solution to seamlessly extend VMware vCenter to XenServer for Citrix desktop and application virtualization users. For IT organizations that have standardized on VMware management for general-purpose virtual infrastructure, HotLink's new offering is the only technology available that enables the robust capabilities of VMware vCenter to be applied to XenServer hosts and virtual machines (VMs) without adding consoles, sacrificing features, rebuilding VM templates, redesigning workflows or adding new IT skills.

Citrix and HotLink are working together to help Citrix customers dramatically simplify hybrid IT operations and reduce overall costs, while benefitting from the superior performance of the XenServer hypervisor for XenApp and XenDesktop deployments. Optimized for application virtualization and VDI, XenServer - included in all XenApp and XenDesktop editions - offers superior graphics support and industry-leading security, as well as faster desktop boot times, lower network bandwidth utilization and streamlined Provisioning Services. With HotLink Hybrid Express for Citrix, IT shops can combine best-of-breed virtual infrastructure together with unified, fine-grained administration and management that's easy to deploy and intuitive to use.

NComputing Launches VERDE VDI 8.1 Solution for Enterprise Customers

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Following the acquisition of VERDE Workspaces in Q1 2017, NComputing today launches VERDE VDI 8.1, a purpose-built desktop virtualization solution for enterprise and SMB. NComputing is now able to cater to businesses and organizations of all sizes, offering a full stack, end-to-end solution including thin clients, software clients, and desktop management and provisioning infrastructure.

VERDE VDI is a purpose-built VDI solution for enterprise customers, aiming to deliver the highest performing, flexible and affordable desktop management and provisioning infrastructure on the market. VERDE VDI's features address the three main challenges that stand in the way of widespread VDI adoption: cost, complexity and use case coverage.

Security, in addition to Windows 10 migration, is a major driver of VDI adoption and is at the heart of VERDE VDI. VERDE VDI is organically built from the ground up on a secure Linux foundation. VERDE VDI incorporates a dynamic provisioning model that protects users by making unsanctioned changes non-persistent. Prevention of malware, virus attacks, data leakage and unauthorized access to the internal network are all cornerstones of the VERDE VDI security protocols. VERDE VDI also automates desktop management and helps keep images up-to-date and available thereby offering further protection to users.

Neverware Debuts CloudReady: Office 365 Education Edition

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Neverware, the New York-based developer of lightweight desktop operating systems built to optimize security and manageability, announced today the release and general availability of CloudReady: Office 365 Education Edition, a new solution developed in partnership with Microsoft that features a native integration between Neverware's CloudReady operating system and the Office 365 suite.

When installed on an organization's devices, CloudReady: Office 365 Education Edition transforms existing hardware into fast, secure, and easily manageable machines that provide out-of-the-box, seamless integration with Microsoft OneDrive and online versions of commonly used productivity apps such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more. CloudReady's lightweight, browser-based design is certified to run on over 200 of the most common laptops and desktops used in education over the last decade, so schools can extend the shelf life of their existing devices to revitalize computer labs and pursue one-to-one computing initiatives.
 

Flexxible|SMB Cloud Launches at Citrix Summit to Simplify VDI, Office 365 Deployment for Small, Midsize Enterprises

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Flexxible IT, provider of turnkey enterprise computing solutions powered by Citrix technology, today announced a new hyperconverged appliance designed to help SMBs simplify the deployment, operations and support of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments and applications, including Microsoft Office 365.

The solution-Flexxible|SMB Cloud-uses Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler as well as Microsoft Windows and Office 365 products in a 2U appliance that enterprises can install in as little as 30 minutes. The Flexxible|SMB Cloud has been verified as Citrix Ready with XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler. Flexxible IT is also committed to support the Citrix Ready HCI Workspace Appliance program, announced separately by Citrix, in an upcoming release of Flexxible|SMB Cloud.

The announcement was made at Citrix Summit in Anaheim, Calif., today. Flexxible IT is a Platinum Sponsor of the event and is providing live demos in booth 206. Additionally, Flexxible IT CTO Kilian Arjona will present in a session today at 2 p.m. in Platinum Ballroom 3.