Oracle Delivers Enhanced Desktop Virtualization Portfolio

Demonstrating its commitment to desktop virtualization, Oracle introduced Oracle's Sun Ray 3 Plus Client, the latest addition to the Sun Ray Client family, and the latest release of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure software. The products add to Oracle's desktop virtualization portfolio, which also includes Oracle Secure Global Desktop and Oracle VM VirtualBox.

"Oracle is committed to helping customers leverage the power of virtualization, through the most complete and integrated virtualization portfolio -- spanning desktop, server, storage and middleware," states Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. "With this comprehensive solution set, customers can improve their systems' performance, security and access, while reducing energy consumption and lowering overall costs."

The Sun Ray Client family consists of zero-maintenance, low-cost devices for displaying server-hosted Windows, Linux and Oracle Solaris desktops. With no local operating system or storage, Sun Ray Clients are managed centrally, providing a secure, cost-effective, highly functional alternative to full desktop computers. The Sun Ray 3 Plus Client features the ENERGY STAR 5.0 qualification, support for larger displays, faster I/O with Gigabit Ethernet (Copper or Fiber) and USB 2.0, enabling higher performance; and native support for fiber optic networking via a Small Form Pluggable (SFP) connection module which provides a more secure environment than traditional copper ethernet and enables easy integration into a broader range of customer environments.

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure provides a complete solution for managing, hosting and providing access to virtualized Windows, Linux and Oracle Solaris environments hosted in the data center. By using standard server-hosted virtual desktop images that can be accessed from virtually any client device, Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.1.1 provides higher levels of security, mobility, and simplified management. Enhancements in this release include wider platform support, allowing use of Windows 7 as a virtual desktop operating system; increased networking flexibility, with VLAN support for Microsoft Hyper-V; and improved performance, with the latest Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2 host.

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