Parallels acquires remote application server developer 2X Software

Parallels can now integrate the 2X RAS server into its solutions to improve corporate use of Parallels virtual desktop software.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer
Parallels has acquired 2X Software with the intention of improving virtual desktop solutions in the enterprise.

Announced on Wednesday, the virtual desktop provider said there are "huge synergies" between Parallels and 2X Software solutions, and merging the two firms will improve cross-platform solution development.

Financial details were not disclosed.

2X Software is the developer of the 2X Remote Application Server (2X RAS), a platform-independent virtual desktop which includes application support and delivery, as well as a Windows client usable on today's modern operating systems. In addition, 2X Software runs a stand-alone solution called 2X Mobile Device Management (MDM) which enables customers to monitor and manage corporate and employee mobile device from one dashboard.

In comparison, Parallels is a popular developer of desktop and server virtualization software, including the virtualization of Windows Desktops for Mac users, for both personal use and in the corporate realm. The company also offers hosting and cloud solutions, Parallels Access -- remote access software from mobile devices to PCs -- and Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), a plugin for businesses which manages Mac computers via existing infrastructure, business skills, processes and systems.

Parallels says the firm's solution suite is now complemented through 2X Software's remote application publishing and mobile device management software.

Parallels President Jack Zubarev commented:

"Parallels mission is to provide the best technology and experience for businesses, employees and individuals to access and use any applications and files on any device, anywhere, anytime.

We see huge synergies with Parallels Access and Parallels Desktop products and are excited about the potential 2X solutions brings to us. We also welcome 2X's experienced and talented team of engineers and employees who will join us to continue creating the best cross-platform software solutions."

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