The diagram below illustrates a hybrid deployment of Parallels RAS and Azure Virtual Desktop with the following characteristics:

  • Workload hosts are available both on-premises through standard Parallels RAS deployment and on Microsoft Azure through the service.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop objects such as workspaces, host pools, desktop and RemoteApp groups are created and configured from the Parallels RAS Console.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop hosts (multi-session or single-session) contain both Azure Virtual Desktop Agent and RAS Agent for management and configuration purposes.

  • Parallels Client for Windows is connecting to both Parallels RAS Secure Gateway and Azure Virtual Desktop service providing resource availability to end-users from a single interface.

Extended values and capabilities

  • Simplify and enhance Azure Virtual Desktop deployment and management.

  • Unify administration and user experience – single pane of glass – Parallels Clients and Parallels RAS Console.

  • Extend reach with flexibility to use hybrid and multi-cloud deployments.

  • Automate and streamline administrative routines, provisioning, and management of Azure Virtual Desktop workloads.

  • Built in Auto-scale capability on Microsoft Azure and/or on-premises.

  • Management of users, sessions, and processes.

  • Utilize RAS Universal Printing and Scanning.

  • Utilize AI based session prelaunch for ultra-fast logons.

  • Accelerated file redirection with the use of enable drive cache redirection.

  • Integrated automatic image optimizations and FSLogix Profile Containers.

  • Client management.

  • Security policies for clients.

  • Leverage RAS Reporting and Monitoring from the RAS Console.

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