Parallels and Google have announced a partnership, aimed at brining full-fledged Windows applications to Chrome Enterprise.
Parallels got it start creating virtualization software for macOS that allowed it to run Windows and Linux. Over the years, the company has expanded its offerings, and was ultimately acquired by Corel in 2018. Throughout its history, however, the company’s products have been well received, often going head-to-head with similar products from VMware.
According to the company’s latest announcement, it is helping Google bring Windows desktop applications to Chrome Enterprise.
“Remote work is a new reality, making efficiency, connectivity, speed, reliability, security and undisrupted access essential elements of a successful organization,” says Parallels’ site. “At this key moment, our two organizations have formed a landmark partnership to equip enterprises with solutions that optimize their businesses and teams to meet the evolving challenges of modern work environments.
“Parallels brings more than a decade of cross-platform solutions experience, seamlessly integrating operating systems and features, to its partnership with Google. Parallels’ award-winning software solutions make it simple for enterprises, businesses, organizations and individuals to access and use the applications and files they need on any device or operating system.”
The announcement is short on hard details. In a Google Chrome blog post, however, Chrome OS VP John Solomon said: “Our new partnership with Parallels brings legacy application support—which includes Microsoft Office desktop apps—to Chromebooks. More to come on this over the coming months.”