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IGEL DISRUPT 24 Sponsor Q&A Interview: Parallels

IGEL DISRUPT 24 Sponsor Q&A Interview: Parallels

It’s almost time! In just a few days, IGEL DISRUPT 24 will kick off with an action-packed agenda designed to immerse attendees in thought leadership content, technical bootcamps, and customer discussions on endpoint cybersecurity, the futureproofing of digital workspaces, and how to drive innovation in the new hybrid working world.

We continue the IGEL DISRUPT 24 sponsor interview series with George Watkins, Product Marketing Manager, Parallels. Read on to learn more about Parallel’s partnership with IGEL and why they are sponsoring IGEL DISRUPT 24.

Tell us about your company and how you partner with IGEL. How long have you been an IGEL partner?

George Watkins: A pioneer in virtualization solutions, Parallels specializes in crafting End User Computing and Secure Network Access solutions that securely and seamlessly bridge the gaps between people, apps, and data, regardless of where they are. By ensuring the safety of data and individuals, we aim to enhance productivity and enrich experiences through greater flexibility and choice.

With 25 years of dedication, Parallels continues to lead the way in developing software for seamless connectivity in the areas of virtual desktop infrastructure, application streaming, remote access services, Zero Trust, and cross-platform productivity tools. We’re committed to helping organizations stay agile by unlocking seamless connectivity for all.

Parallels has been a committed partner to IGEL for more than 10 years. Together, we offer organizations fantastic value in simplifying and cost-optimizing the delivery of digital workspaces from anywhere, at any time, and on any device.

Parallels RAS Client is tested and validated as IGEL Ready, ensuring the highest performance and user experience standards. With IGEL OS-powered endpoints integrated with Parallels RAS, organizations gain a seamless solution that’s hardware-agnostic and easily manageable through IGEL’s Universal Management Suite, simplifying deployment, support, and control for thousands of endpoints from a single console.

IGEL OS works hand in hand with Parallels RAS, elevating application performance, bolstering endpoint security, streamlining costs, and reducing complexities at scale.

Do you have any examples of customers who have benefited from using your solution with IGEL?

George Watkins: Parallels RAS with IGEL OS offers an ideal complement for businesses reliant on virtualization to deliver applications and desktops to their workforce. Many of these customers want to further their flexibility in their IT environment by choosing hybrid configurations and extending to cloud providers like Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) or Amazon EC2.

Together with IGEL, we’ve assisted numerous customers across the healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing sectors. The allure of transitioning to a Parallels and IGEL ecosystem lies in the array of choices and value they provide, allowing businesses to streamline costs and simplify their IT environments confidently.

Why did you sponsor IGEL DISRUPT, and what are you most fired up about the event?

George Watkins: IGEL DISRUPT unites the finest offerings from the end user computing community, serving as a hub for exploring fresh strategies, frameworks, and tools to foster a thriving digital workplace. For Parallels it presents an excellent avenue to engage with individuals, delve into discussions about our solutions, and forge connections with new ecosystem partners.

What is your definition of a dream vacation, and why?

George Watkins: That’s an easy one! Another trip all around Japan. It’s an amazing country with the friendliest people and a culture close to nature (with amazing gardens and hikes). The food is out of this world, and now they have started their own craft beer movement, which is just great!

Divya Saggar

Director of IGEL Ready, IGEL
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