You may have noticed a bit of an increase in public demonstrations around the Desktop Virtualization solutions at Oracle. That's not by mistake. There IS an increase in traffic being generated as Oracle gains control of this line of business and makes it its own. The whole concept of virtualization is something Oracle has had well in hand for years, but with the acquisition of Sun picks of a big chunk of additional technologies. Here, of course, we are focussed on the Desktop pieces.
From Desktop to Datacenter. Complete
Oracle is hosting a monster-sized virtualization web event coming up on the 19th of August. There is an agenda published and you can pick and choose what you like from the day's events, but here are three desktop hilights from my perspective:
- Edward Screven (who is not only Chief Architect at Oracle, but also owns the Desktop portfolio of products), and John Fowler kick things off at 9:00 Pacific/ Noon Eastern time.
- Wim Coekaerts and my buddy Chris Kawalek are going to talk about the Desktop portfolio specifically and I would expect roadmap hints as well.
- Jeff Harvey (an excellent ex-Sun fellow) is going to go over what Cincinnati Bell is doing with these Oracle desktop tools.
Make the time to check out these (and other) sessions as you can that day.