Tuesday Sep 27, 2011

Oracle VDI at OOW 2011

Oracle OpenWorld 2011 has five session on Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. Here they are:

General Session: Oracle Virtualization Strategy and Roadmap (15593)

Oracle offers the industry's most complete and integrated virtualization portfolio, enabling users to realize benefits beyond simple consolidation. Join Oracle executives and experts to learn about Oracle's desktop-to-datacenter virtualization solutions that can help you virtualize and manage complete hardware and software stacks. In this session, you will get details of the latest product updates and strategy, product roadmaps, performance optimizations, integration with enterprise applications, and real-world examples of how Oracle server, desktop, and storage virtualization are benefiting customers. This is a "do not miss" session for all Oracle OpenWorld attendees.  – More detailsslides

Enterprise Desktop Virtualization with Oracle VM VirtualBox (15614)

This session covers the latest product features in Oracle VM VirtualBox and outlines specific best practices for harnessing the power of virtualization on today's enterprise desktop PCs. Learn how Oracle VM VirtualBox can help you run applications designed for other operating systems on your desktop or laptop; gives you a sandbox to safely try out commercial and in-house applications without fear of damaging your primary operating system; and even enables you to build complex, multitier systems on a single laptop for demonstration purposes. – More detailsslides

One-Click Access to Enterprise Applications with Oracle Desktop Virtualization (15612)

Oracle customers are rolling out their applications faster and to a broader set of users while simultaneously reducing browser client maintenance complexity. How? By using Oracle's desktop virtualization products to provide secure access from nearly any client, nearly anywhere in the world, to their Microsoft Windows, Linux, and UNIX application deployments. In this session, learn how you can use Oracle's desktop virtualization portfolio to realize these benefits in your organization today. – More detailsslides part 1, slides part 2

Oracle Desktop Virtualization: Complete, Open, and Integrated (15610)

How can you empower your employees to work efficiently from anywhere while simultaneously enhancing your data security and reducing desktop management costs? Discover how Oracle desktop virtualization, including Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Oracle's Sun Ray Clients, can help you meet your desktop management goals. This session includes a discussion of the Oracle desktop virtualization architecture and examples of real-world use cases and deployments. – More detailsslides

Oracle Storage Best Practices for Oracle VM and Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (15756)

Server and desktop virtualization are two key trends sweeping datacenters. Oracle's storage products offer unique levels of integration with Oracle VM and Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to increase management agility and control costs. Come to this session to learn about storage best practices that accelerate virtual machine and virtual desktop deployments, reduce management overhead, optimize performance, and control costs of deploying with Oracle storage. – More detailsslides

/see also Chris' posintg on Oracle Desktop Virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld 2011.

Tuesday Oct 05, 2010

IT Twenty Twenty

Infinite City

"As he entered the atmosphere, he realized it was all her fault."

Tina woke up with this line on her mind. "Must be left over from a dream," she thought. Outside the hotel window, the city of Shanghai woke up as well. Tina was invited to attend an inspirational kickoff workshop – one of the rare business occasions where telepresence could not compete with physical presence. There was no need to hurry, so she spent some time checking her news. She took her CP [Note from the editor: A CollabPad is a personal device that is virtually always connected to the Net. It is the successor to PCs and combines personal information management, mobile communication, and collaboration in one device.], and in the moment when she touched the pad, the screen lit up and showed briefly a mind map with the notes for today's event. She had worked on it until late in the evening, but now the view zoomed out and focused on her personal news screen. [Touching the CollabPad is sufficient to activate the device and to authenticate the user. The CP has a project-oriented zooming user interface. All Tina's projects are spatially arranged on an infinite surface. She can pan around and zoom in to focus on one area at a time. The CP also recognizes typical usage patterns. Therefore it is possible to predict Tina's typical intention at 7:00 a.m. and present an aggregated news screen to her. She skimmed a few headlines and read the teaser about the Human Obligations Act. Finally the UN resolution, to complement the Universal Human Rights with responsibilities for everyone on Earth to protect the environment, seemed to be ready to sign [{Helmut Schmidt}]. Meanwhile the article on the CP had expanded to offer a video of the press conference, as well as several related blogs and comments. A couple of them were highlighted because her friends and contacts had blogged about it already. [The News page contains a mix of global news and other stories that have been promoted to Tina's screen because some of her contacts in several social networks have marked this as ThumbsUp! The collective vote is one parameter to control the layout of the news page. News agencies and independent news scouts do also contribute to the global stream of news. {Tog on Google News} – The UN video is presented to Tina on demand. This is made possible by CollabPad's eye-tracking system. It is used to measure the attention spent on specific areas or even the reading of text. This triggers a background search for additional information that is offered to the user. {cf. Eyetracked Alert Messages, Text 2.0}] Another news section showed the latest news about Tina's current clients and projects. A business partner in Skagen seemed to be in trouble. She made a gesture to connect her CollabPad to the hotel entertainment system, in order to get more screen space. The wall kept filling with status charts from Denmark until it looked like ancient cave paintings [{John Underkoffler}]. Tina diagnosed the network map and flipped through her deck of desktops to find the system with the admin tools to solve the problem. With another tap of her finger she zoomed into the desktop environment and fixed the problem. [The desktop carrousel is a tool to provide access to remote systems like other CP environments or virtual desktops. The company in Denmark had created an admin workspace for Tina and granted her worldwide access to it.] Then she touched an icon of the company in Skagen to add a note to the internal status blog. A text field opened, and the words of her comment silently filled the screen. [Tina is not typing. For short texts she prefers to use the new MSR sensor technology on her neck. It detects minimal movements of her jaw and sub-muscular impulses of her tongue. MSR stands for Mumble Speech Recognition.]

Time was up and she was ready to leave for the workshop. She was looking forward to meeting with some colleagues that she hadn't seen for a while in RL – Including Ian. All of a sudden she remembered the origin of the sentence from this morning. It was Ian's tweet from ten years ago in twenty ten.


The tweet is real – The rest is possible.


Meanwhile I’ve added a few links to resources that inspired me to this essay. The only remarkable exception is Text 2.0 by Ralf Biedert, which I was not aware of when I wrote this text on Aug-2, 2010.

Also related:


Technology has always been a major inspiration for future visions. Think of the novels of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne in the 19th century and the work of Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov in the 20th century. Sometimes the visions of our technological future have been dark, such as in the Terminator and the Matrix movies. Other times, our imagined future looks bright—particularly in the incredibly detailed world of Star Trek. Idealized or dystopian though, where future visions most commonly have gone wrong is in timing. We haven’t seen the day the earth stood still yet; the Space Odyssey of 2001 is still to come, and most likely the hoverboard from Back to the Future will be delayed until well after 2015.

What We Did Last Summer

Nevertheless, IT 2020 presents an Oracle scenario. In July 2010, Oracle asked the employees to submit a short essay in which they describe their vision of IT in the year 2020. Ten years into the future is enough time to let the imagination fly, yet it is close enough to still be realistic.

You've just read my short story. The White Paper provides a summary of all contributions:

Monday Oct 04, 2010

Desktop Virtualization Webcasts from OOW

Rick Ramsey's interviews from Oracle OpenWorld 2010:

Craig Bender and Brad Lackey on Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

John Bondi on Oracle Secure Global Desktop

Michael Dann: Going Green with Sun Ray 3

Friday Oct 16, 2009

Sun VDI 3.1 Architecture and New Features

A couple of slides to show the architecture and new features of Sun VDI 3.1:

Sun VDI 3.1

View more presentations from mprove.

// republished by Tanweer Ahmad
// backlink from Sun System News, 3-Nov-2009



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