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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Virtual Server and Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Virtualization solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft Virtual Server vs. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The greatest aspect of the solution is its capability to be available from anywhere.""Everything is fine as far as our implementation goes."

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"The stability is ok - once I finished the setup, the system was quite stable.""You have the opportunity to virtualize applications in different locations. Everything is in one pane or one window, which is quite good."

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Cons
"Support could always be a bit better.""In terms of what could be improved, pricing is always too high of course."

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"From a seller's point of view, there are a lot of things that they could do better in the sales cycle.""Sometimes you need to understand how to use load balancing and the gateway in order to scale, which means the team may need some additional technical knowledge."

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  • "It is not that high. It is in the medium range. Of course, it could be lower, but the price is not the issue."
  • "I don't like the subscription model because it feels like I have to pay every month. If Parallels could go back to the professional license, it would be much better."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Everything is fine as far as our implementation goes.
    Top Answer:We just bought the perpetual licensing for the Microsoft Virtual Server.
    Top Answer:In terms of what could be improved, pricing is always too high of course.
    Top Answer:Generally, it is a very good solution. The main thing that I would improve is their presence here in Mexico. They don't have strong local support here in Mexico. They should have a worldwide presence… more »
    Top Answer:The stability is ok - once I finished the setup, the system was quite stable.
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    Also Known As
    Virtual Server, MS Virtual Server
    Parallels RAS
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    Overview
    The most cost-effective server virtualization technology is now available as a free download. Virtual Server is a key component of any server consolidation strategy. Increase hardware utilization and cut power costs while enabling your organization to rapidly configure and deploy new servers.
    ApplicationServer delivers applications, data and virtual desktops from a central location, providing continuous availability, resource-based load-balancing and complete network transparency.
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    Sample Customers
    Paylocity, ASELSAN, Sochi Organizing Committee, Supervisor of Elections, Orange County, Florida, Netgem, Nav Canada, The British & Irish Lions
    Arsari Group _ PT Netmarks Indonesia, Izhevsk Elektromekhanicheskiy Zavod (IEMZ) _ Kupol, Abilene Diagnostic Clinic, Fylde Borough Council, YARSTROYREZE LLC, VSK Insurance House, Melenkovsky District of Vladimirskaya Oblast, Sofrigam SA, Antenna International, KingsGate Community Church, Norwegian American Hospital, Island Hotels Group, Medway Council, Medway Council, Voices of September 11th, MacDonald Training Center, Kansas Childrenês Service League, Scope,Next Generation Clubs, WTC Communications, Opera Australia, HSE Integrated, Danier, Bridgwater College, Kern County Mental Health, Tony Tiendas, Spears Manufacturing, Managed Insurance Services Inc., Intuitive Medical Software, M.J. Soffe, Mazda Motors, Israel Military Industries (IMI), Telfair, Upic Solutions, Teleflora, Fisher & Company
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    REVIEWERS
    Government18%
    University18%
    Local Government9%
    Construction Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise33%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Virtual Server vs. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS)
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Virtual Server vs. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,465 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Virtual Server is ranked 4th in Application Virtualization with 2 reviews while Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is ranked 3rd in Application Virtualization with 2 reviews. Microsoft Virtual Server is rated 8.0, while Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Virtual Server writes "Good availability and great for running exchanges and managed services". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) writes "Easy to install and use, scalable, and allows you to virtualize applications in different locations". Microsoft Virtual Server is most compared with NextAxiom HyperService and VMware ThinApp, whereas Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is most compared with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Workstation, NVIDIA GRID and Microsoft App-V. See our Microsoft Virtual Server vs. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) report.

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