Oracle Virtual Desktop Client on iPad in action

You may have seen the product announcements two weeks ago for Oracle Virtual Desktop Client (OVDC) for iPad and the new release of Oracle VDI 3.3.

With OVDC for iPad you can connect from the iPad to your virtual desktop in the data-centre. This could be done from the local LAN (when moving between different office spaces or meeting rooms) or from any place connected to the Internet using the features for security with VPN support.

The key-point in using OVDC on the iPad (when you are on the move) is a quick look to secured and protected data, for example through business applications in your company or accessing patient records in a healthcare organization. Instead of using multiple iPad apps (with or without built-in security features) you only have a single OVDC app to access your desktop or applications infrastructure in the data centre.

The past two weeks I used the iPad in several circumstances to connect to the virtual desktop in the data centre. I used both private and public WiFi networks and also a 3G connection through a mobile phone (tethering). I was very surprised about the network performance of OVDC on the iPad, the efficient ALP protocol enabled me to work on a remote desktop over a 3G connection.

Last week I also installed and configured the VDI 3.3 software on my demo server and I thought about iPad use-cases to demonstrate during my customer presentations. During a demo of the Sun Ray and Oracle VDI technology I always see some great moments of enthusiasm when customers understand how they can use this cool technology to relieve from their daily struggle with IT infrastructures.

With the OVDC for iPad there is another great moment of enthusiasm introduced during the demo and I captured some of the iPad use-case scenario's of my demo in the below video.

This video demonstrates the following scenario's:

  • Launching OVDC on iPad (0:08)
  • Connect to Oracle VDI server (0:26)
  • Firefox in Windows 7 session (0:42)
  • Open Office presentation in Windows 7 (1:16)
  • VoIP (Skype) in Windows 7 (1:59)
  • Using Text editor in Windows XP (3:26)
Some pieces of the video are blurred, my camera had some focus problems.

Comments:

Jaap,
great video!
What hypervisor were the Windows7 sessions running on?

Cheers,
-FB

Posted by Fat Bloke on July 20, 2011 at 12:26 AM CEST #

Hi Fat Bloke,
Thx for the nice comment.
It was a full Oracle VDI stack including the built-in
Oracle VM Virtual Box (4.0.10) hypervisor.

Jaap

Posted by guest on July 20, 2011 at 01:39 AM CEST #

Hi,

Is't possible to run SGD in IPAD2?

Cheers,
IPAD2 tester

Posted by guest on July 20, 2011 at 03:09 AM CEST #

Great video !

Posted by Arjan Taal on July 20, 2011 at 03:16 AM CEST #

Hi IPAD2 tester,
I don't think it works. SGD depends on Java on the client and it transfers a native piece of code to the client. I assume this does not work for the iPad.
May I suggest you have a look at the Kiosk Software Development Kit for Sun Ray technology to develop your own application provisioning kiosk interface that you can use with OVDC over a VPN.
The KioskSDK is available through this link: http://wikis.sun.com/display/DVDEV/Sun+Ray+Kiosk+SDK
Cheers,
Jaap

Posted by Jaap on July 20, 2011 at 03:57 AM CEST #

Hi Jaap,

well done - great video...I love what I am seeing...

Happy selling

Nic

Posted by Nicolas Olszowski on August 11, 2011 at 09:03 AM CEST #

Hi Jaap,

great video!
Finally seeing OVDC on iPad in action.

All the best
Falko

Posted by guest on August 22, 2011 at 08:34 AM CEST #

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