September 19, 2022

VMblog 2022 Mega Series Video: Parallels Explores All Things Parallels RAS (Remote Application Server)

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Are you interested in learning about topics like virtualization, cloud computing and End User Computing (EUC)?  Here's your chance to do just that.  The VMblog Mega Series is the perfect series for you!  As part of the Mega Series, you'll hear from a number of industry experts and leaders across multiple topics like these to help you make important decisions within your own organization.

In this episode, VMblog is joined by industry expert, Dennis Colar, Director of Strategic Alliances & Channel Development at Parallels.  Parallels is a global leader in cross-platform solutions that make it simple for businesses and individuals to use and access the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. Parallels helps customers leverage the best technology out there, whether it's Windows, Mac, ChromeOS, iOS, Android, or the cloud. Parallels solves complex engineering and user-experience problems by making it simple and cost-effective for businesses and individual customers to use applications anywhere, anytime.

Watch and learn as Colar provides a quick overview of Parallels RAS (Remote Application Server) and how its evolved since it was first launched.  And find out what sets Parallels RAS apart from other virtualization / remote access solutions on the market.

We also ask if the rise in remote and hybrid work has increased the demand for virtualization and cloud computing solutions, and if so, how does Parallels RAS help meet this demand?  

Colar also digs into security.  Learn how Parallels RAS enhances data security.  And find out more about "Zero trust", and it relates to Parallels RAS.  

And what are the differences between Parallels RAS and a VPN?  Or Microsoft RDS?  And how does the Parallels RAS licensing work?  

Stick around for a great demo at the end!

Learn more about Parallels and Parallels RAS at their Website:


0:00​ - Intro
0:17​ - Introducing Dennis Colar, Director of Strategic Alliances & Channel Development at Parallels
0:32 - Overview of Parallels RAS (Remote Application Server) and its evolution
2:06 - What sets Parallels RAS apart?
3:09 - The rise in remote and hybrid work and how Parallels RAS helps
5:16​ - How Parallels RAS enhances data security
7:38 - "Zero trust", and how it relates to Parallels RAS
9:38 - Differences between Parallels RAS and a VPN
12:17 - Differences between Parallels RAS and Microsoft RDS
14:10 - Licensing and how it works
18:13 - Demo
30:11 - Wrap up

Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies.  In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives.  Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year.  Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.

Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and has been with vmblog since 2011. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group. 



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