Why the Leostream® Platform is the superior choice

In the ever-competitive virtualization and remote desktop management landscape, selecting the right solution is pivotal for organizational success. In fact, remote desktop management solutions are now crucial in modern IT infrastructures, enabling organizations to deploy, manage, and optimize virtual desktop environments efficiently.

Among the contenders in this arena, two prominent solutions stand out: Parallels RAS and the Leostream® Remote Desktop Access Platform. While both offer robust features, the Leostream® Platform’s versatility and comprehensive approach set it apart as the ultimate choice for enterprises of all sizes.

Parallels is most popularly known for their products that support running Microsoft Windows virtual machines on macOS. Their other offering, Parallels RAS (Remote Application Server), is similar to the Leostream® Connection Broker. Its centralized management tools and support for various virtualization platforms make it a formidable competitor. However, in the quest for a genuinely superior solution, the Leostream® Platform emerges as the undisputed leader.

Comparative Analysis: Parallels RAS vs. the Leostream® Platform

Feature Set and Compatibility: Parallels RAS offers an enhanced RDP experience with many client types to Windows desktops and applications. In contrast, the Leostream® Platform offers a comprehensive suite of remote desktop management features for managing remote Windows, Linux, and macOS, as well as for a wide range of display protocols beyond RDP—catering to heterogeneous environments while inherently supporting the majority of virtualization platforms.

Scalability: While both solutions boast scalability, the Leostream® Platform’s architecture is inherently designed to handle large-scale deployments more efficiently. Its flexibility and compatibility across diverse IT ecosystems make it the preferred choice for organizations with complex infrastructure requirements.

Compatibility: Parallels RAS focuses on virtualized Windows environments, limiting its integration capabilities with other operating systems. On the contrary, the Leostream® Platform offers broad compatibility with a wide range of display protocols, operating systems, and hardware, ensuring seamless integration with legacy systems and emerging technologies alike.

Ease of Installation and Use: Parallels RAS requires installation on a Windows Server, but the process can be complicated. Moreover, the RAS Console can be difficult to navigate and understand, making it challenging to manage. Conversely, installing the Leostream® Platform can be done quickly on a Windows Server, and its intuitive interface and quick start guides help you configure everything effortlessly. Additionally, the Leostream® Platform ensures that agents are running correctly, offering clear feedback and troubleshooting assistance.

Management and Administration: Parallels RAS provides intuitive management tools for specific operating systems. However, through its centralized management console, the Leostream® Platform offers advanced management capabilities, empowering administrators with granular control over resources, user access, and policies across heterogeneous environments.

Cost-effectiveness: While both solutions offer competitive pricing models, the Leostream® Platform’s comprehensive feature set and flexible licensing options make it more cost-effective for organizations seeking a versatile solution capable of managing diverse virtualization environments efficiently.

Conclusion: The Superiority of the Leostream® Platform

While Parallels RAS undeniably offers desktop virtualization capabilities, the Leostream® Platform is the superior choice for remote desktop management. With its agnostic approach, extensive feature set, scalability, and cost-effectiveness, the Leostream® Platform caters to the evolving needs of modern enterprises, empowering them to unlock the full potential of their remote desktop infrastructure.

As organizations navigate the complexities of remote desktop management, choosing the right solution is paramount. That is why more and more companies are choosing the Leostream® Platform to embark on a journey toward enhanced efficiency, flexibility, and innovation in remote desktop management.

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