Bein' Green

Kermit was right, it ain't easy being green.  To create truly eco-friendly products, you have to consider their entire life-cycle.  From supply chains to disposal, Oracle has worked hard to make the Sun Ray 3 family the most efficient and environmentally friendly thin client ever.  The 98% recyclable (and ENERGY STAR® 5.0 Thin Client Category A certifiedSun Ray 3 and Sun Ray 3 Plus even share the same eco-friendly box.  A space saving box that was designed from the ground up using recycled materials to maximize palletization, thus reducing the carbon footprint when shipping the device from the factory.  With a 20 year MTBF, "WEEE" expect Sun Ray 3's to be around for a long, long time.  For more information and facts about the green design of the Sun Ray 3 family, check out Michael Dann's Oracle Technology Network webcast.

Sun Ray 3 Sun Ray 3 Plus

Comments:

Too bad the packaging wasn't green. Looks like Oracle is keeping with the packaging standards set by Sun. Sure, the power cord was not in a separate box like before but comes in a heavily padded envelope in a box with yet another box containing the SunRay unit as pictured above.

Oh well. I guess I should be happy that project corona is still alive and well.

Posted by Craig A. Betts on October 02, 2010 at 06:30 AM PDT #

Craig,
Power cords are hard due to the different standards from country to country. Sure another box not great, but it is hard to stack hemp based bags on pallets. ;)

Posted by Craig Bender on October 02, 2010 at 10:05 AM PDT #

I understand the reason. At least the cord came in a padded envelope instead of the big box they used to use. Still, I think something better could be done while maintaining convenience.

FWIW- I am REALLY enjoying my new deployment of SunRays. I am one of the few admins out there that utilize them along with Trusted Extensions. I am looking forward to getting my latest batch up and running on a dedicated gigabit backbone and see how they perform compared to the SR2FS models. I want to be able to deploy my USB DVD burners this round.

Posted by Craig A. Betts on October 04, 2010 at 11:20 PM PDT #

Hey Craig,
I'll definitely approach Mr. Dann (The mann with the plann) about the power cords, feel free to pass along suggestions.

With regards to your new Sun Rays, remember the magic happens server side. Should see some new SRSS versions to let you take advantage of the 3 family hardware.

Posted by ThinGuy on October 05, 2010 at 01:04 AM PDT #

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