The increased focus on moving workloads to cloud computing is in response to the growing demand for secure, reliable remote work solutions. As more users find themselves transitioning to Chrome OS, Google has realized many of its customers still need to access some legacy applications.
With this new solution, they can enjoy the benefits of Google Chrome Enterprise (Speed, Security, Shareability and Simplicity) and still use the familiar apps that keep their business operations running smoothly.
This includes Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook, all of which will be accessible on a Chromebook via the Parallels Desktop.
Do I Have to Invest in Pricey Virtualization Technology to Make this Work?
The beauty of this new solution is that you don’t need to invest in any sort of new virtualization infrastructure to make this work.
While remote virtualization solutions require a live internet connection, Parallels Desktop gives you offline access to the apps via a Chromebook. Applications can be deployed directly with Parallels Desktop infrastructure.
Speaking of Chromebooks and other Chrome devices, Parallels desktop does require higher-end specifications so that users can enjoy powerful performance and great user experience.
When you’re looking for the right device for this solution, you’ll want to be sure to use the ones Google Chrome offers for power users. These have the speed and configuration to handle the use of Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS.
What Else Should I Know Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS?
This new solution will support policies that you can control through your familiar Google Admin console. Google just announced this new technology and still is ironing out some of the details and will share more about which policies will be included at launch in the near future.
Keep your ears open for more news about this new technology and get ready to have Google further change the way you work. In the meantime, take some time to check out our other blogs about Google Chrome Enterprise.