Wednesday Jun 26, 2013

June 2013 Virtualization Newsletter is Here!

The June Edition of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is now available! In this issue, you'll learn about:

  • Announcing Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.0
  • Dell Announces New Infrastructure Offering with Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager, Optimized to Run on Dell x86 Systems
  • Oracle VM Continues to Expand Partner Ecosystem with Cisco and NetApp 
  • Get Ready for Oracle OpenWorld 2013

And much more!

Head on over and read the newsletter. You can also subscribe and have it automatically appear in your inbox each time a new edition is released!

-Chris 

Friday Jun 07, 2013

Friday Tips #31

Happy Friday, everyone!

Our tip this week answers a question that comes up often.

Question:
When deploying Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, how many users can a single server support?

Answer from information in the Oracle's Single Server Solution for VDI white paper:
As part of a single server solution (meaning, the hypervisor, storage, and management pieces are all on one machine and no other systems are necessary), Oracle tested two different configurations and came up with a guideline for how many users these systems can support. Please remember, this is just a guideline and not a guarantee or assurance of performance.

Configuration #1 (this is called the "base configuration" in the paper):

  • Sun Server X3-2L based on Intel Xeon E5 2660 processors
  • 128 GB 1600 MHz RAM (expandable to 512 GB)
  • 16 x 600G SAS-2 10K RPM disks 
  • Based on a customized “Large” configuration on the Oracle store 
  • Targeted at 90-95 users per system

Configuration #2 (this is called the "performance configuration" in the paper):

  • Sun Server X3-2L based on Intel Xeon E5 2690 processors 
  • 256 GB 1600 MHz RAM (expandable to 512 GB) 
  • 26 x 600G SAS-2 10K RPM disks 
  • Offered as “Large” configuration on the Oracle store 
  • Targeted at 180-190 users per system

If you'd like to get some more detail on this, head on over to the Oracle's Single Server Solution for VDI white paper for a lot more info.

We'll see you next week!

-Chris 

Thursday May 23, 2013

Oracle VM Template Now Available for Sun Ray Software 5.4

Oracle VM Templates provide an easy, fast, and cost effective approach to deploying a fully configured software stack by offering pre-installed and pre-configured software images. The Oracle VM Template for the latest release of Sun Ray Software version 5.4 is now available for Oracle Linux 6.3 (64-bit).

The Oracle VM Template for Sun Ray Software is a fully pre-installed, pre-configured virtual machine that can be downloaded onto an installed Oracle VM server. It allows you to quickly create and manage a Sun Ray environment.

The requirements are as follows:

  • The Oracle VM template for Sun Ray Software 5.4 is intended to be installed on Oracle VM 3.0 server or later
  • The OS for the Sun Ray Software 5.4 template is Oracle Linux 6.3 (64-bit)
  • 15GB free space on Oracle VM Server storage repository and 2GB free memory size on an Oracle VM server will be required

For more information on Sun Ray Software, please visit OTN.

Purchase support at the Oracle Store

Oracle Software Delivery Cloud Instructions:

  1. Visit http://edelivery.oracle.com/oraclevm.
  2. Complete your registration information (Name, Company Name, Email Address and Country) and click on the download agreement.
  3. Select "Oracle VM Templates" from the "Select a Product Pack" pull-down menu.
  4. Select "x86 64-bit" from the "Platform" pull-down menu.
  5. Click "Go" and then select from the list of Oracle VM Templates.
  6. Download and unzip the files and read the readme for installation instructions.

For large downloads, or for functionality such as download resuming, the use of a download manager is highly recommended.

Monday Mar 04, 2013

HIMSS 2013, Day 1

We just wrapped up day one of HIMSS13 in New Orleans. HIMSS is always a really important event for us because so many healthcare organizations leverage Oracle technologies. And desktop virtualization lends itself perfectly to healthcare, especially with "caregiver mobility." This simply means that doctors and nurses can move from place to place and retain secure access to patient data. In our case, it also means desktop mobility between PCs, iPad and Android tablets, and in-room mounted thin clients.

We're here with some really amazing folks from the Oracle Healthcare team and the Oracle desktop virtualization team, and we're going to get some videos up for you over the next few days shot live on the show floor.

And if you're here, please stop by and say "hi" to us! As usual, the entire Oracle booth is being hosted with Oracle desktop virtualization, and we'll go into more detail on that in our next post.

-Chris

Friday Feb 08, 2013

Friday Tips #14

Our tip this week will help you experiment with the settings for the Sun Ray Operating Software (SROS).

Question:
I want to setup SROS (Sun Ray Operating Software) and play with the server based .parms files and the DTU GUI. What are the quick steps to get that done?

Answer by John Renko, Consulting Developer, Oracle Desktop Virtualization:
Good news, SROS isn't too different from the "old" ways of managing the operating software on Sun Ray DTUs.

1) Download the latest SROS package from My Oracle Support (support.oracle.com)

2) Unpack the package and install it on your Sun Ray server:

pkgadd -d . SUNWutdfw

3) Prepare a sample "srconfig" file with some common settings:

bash-3.2# cat /srconfig
compress=1
fastload=1
fulldup=1
lossless=0
poweroff=120
select=random
servers=myhouse.domain.com,myhouse2.domain.com

4) Deploy the SROS, with GUI enabled, so you can play with the DTU settings:

/opt/SUNWut/sbin/utfwadm -AaV -i /srconfig -G force

You should now see SROS images in /tftpboot along with .parms files, merged with your /srconfig settings and a SunRay.enableGUI object.

Friday Nov 23, 2012

Friday Tips #3

Even though yesterday was Thanksgiving here in the US, we still have a Friday tip for those of you around your computers today. In fact, we have two! The first one came in last week via our #AskOracleVirtualization Twitter hashtag. The tweet has disappeared into the ether now, but we remember the gist, so here it is:


Question:
Will there be an Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for Android?

Answer by our desktop virtualization product development team:
We are looking at Android as a supported platform for future releases.


Question:
How can I make a Sun Ray Client automatically connect to a virtual machine?

Answer by Rick Butland, Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle Desktop Virtualization:
Someone recently asked how they can assign VM’s to specific Sun Ray Desktop Units (“DTU’s”) without any user interfaction being required, without the “Desktop Selector” being displayed, or any User Directory.  That is, they wanted each Sun Ray to power on and immediately connect to a pre-assigned Solaris VM.  

This can be achieved by using “tokens” for user assignment – that is, the tokens found on Smart Cards, DTU’s, or OVDC clients can be used in place of user credentials.  Note, however, that mixing “token-only” assignments and “User Directories” in the same VDI Center won’t work.  

Much of this procedure is covered in the documentation, particularly here. But it can useful to have everything in one place, “cookbook-style”: 

1. Create the “token-only” directory type:

From the VDI administration interface, select:

 “Settings”, “Company”, “New”, select the “None” radio button, and click “Next.”

Enter a name for the new “Company”, and click “Next”, then “Finish.”

2. Create Desktop Providers, Pools, and VM’s as appropriate.

3. Access the Sun Ray administration interface at http://servername:1660 and login using “root” credentials, and access the token-id’s you wish to use for assignment.  If you’re using DTU tokens rather than Smart Card tokens, these can be found under the “Tokens” tab, and “Search-ing” using the “Currently Used Tokens” tab.  DTU’s can be identified by the prefix “psuedo.”   For example:


4. Copy/paste this token into the VDI administrative interface, by selecting “Users”, “New”, and pasting in the token ID, and click “OK” - for example:

5. Assign the token (DTU) to a desktop, that is, in the VDI Admin Gui, select “Pool”, “Desktop”, select the VM, and click "Assign" and select the token you want, for example:


In addition to assigning tokens to desktops, you'll need to bypass the login screen.  To do this, you need to do two things: 

1.  Disable VDI client authentication with: 

/opt/SUNWvda/sbin/vda settings-setprops -p clientauthentication=Disabled

2. Disable the VDI login screen – to do this,  add a kiosk argument of "-n" to the Sun Ray kiosk arguments screen.   You set this on the Sun Ray administration page - "Advanced", "Kiosk Mode", "Edit", and add the “-n” option to the arguments screen, for example:

3.  Restart both the Sun Ray and VDI services:

# /opt/SUNWut/sbin/utstart –c
# /opt/SUNWvda/sbin/vda-service restart


Remember, if you have a question for us, please post on Twitter with our hashtag (again, it's #AskOracleVirtualization), and we'll try to answer it if we can. See you next time!

Thursday Jul 12, 2012

Oracle Virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Part 3

Mini-Series Entry 3 of 3: Server Virtualization Sessions

This is the third entry of a three part mini-series looking at Oracle server and desktop virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld 2012.

In our previous entries, we covered the Oracle Virtualization keynote session, hands on labs, and desktop virtualization sessions. Below are four key sever virtualization sessions for you to enjoy at this year's Oracle OpenWorld.

Session ID: CON6814
Ready to get more value from your server virtualization investment? In this practical session, experts from Verizon and Oracle explain how to get the real benefits of IT flexibility, agility, and efficiency by using server virtualization while saving time and money and avoiding hassles. Discover tips and tricks for using Oracle VM 3, Oracle Linux, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to rapidly deploy enterprise applications in hours or days instead of weeks. Learn about innovations for automating all deployment functions, and hear about best practices for configuring and managing networks and storage. The session will help you save time and money, reduce data center errors, and help you realize the full potential of server virtualization.

Session ID: CON8487
The latest generation of Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) and database technology provides an agile database deployment infrastructure optimized for running on bare metal hardware. The same architecture can be used on Oracle VM to further benefit from template-based deployments or virtualization-based environments in general. Attend this session to understand the key considerations for transitioning to or running Oracle RAC in an Oracle VM-based environment. The session includes a live demo showing how the new deploy cluster tool streamlines deployment of Oracle RAC.

Session ID: CON8727
Many IT organizations need different OS and hardware to address stringent service levels and meet competitive pressures. Oracle VM enterprise-class server virtualization offers a high-performance architecture and the broadest workload support. It provides server virtualization for Oracle's x86 and SPARC architectures plus tight integration support for OSs such as Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Windows. Oracle VM Server virtualization gives users the best combination of price, performance, certification, and advanced features to make the entire software/hardware stack for enterprise applications easier to deploy, manage, and support. This session covers the latest Oracle VM technology updates and transforming your data center to the next level of efficiency while reducing operating costs.

Session ID: CON8734
Virtualization has changed how IT delivers information and business services. As IT organizations migrate from traditional computing data centers to cloud-based infrastructures, traditional virtualization offers only part of what the migration requires. Stacks of enterprise applications driving crucial business services and management orchestrations-hardware to software to cloud-based services-are fundamental ingredients of a successful migration. This session covers Oracle's virtualization and management offering: Oracle VM, its integration with Oracle Linux, and cloud control/lifecycle management with Oracle Enterprise Manager. See how the Oracle VM/Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder 11g integration can help you simplify and standardize enterprise application deployment to the cloud.

Session ID: CON8735
You've consolidated your server farms-mail servers-but what about enterprise application workloads, database, business apps? These are crucial and are running on Oracle Solaris, Linux, and Windows. How hard is it to manage this application sprawl? This session shows the benefit of Oracle VM for virtualizing Oracle and how Oracle VM Templates have foundational tools for speeding enterprise application workload virtualization for rapid deployment of applications such as Oracle Database and Oracle's Siebel Customer Relationship Management. You'll learn about recipes for deploying applications with more than 90 predefined Oracle VM Templates for your Oracle applications, in minutes, not days or hours. You'll also hear how to manage virtualized application sprawl with Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Session ID: CON7393
Cloud computing can be implemented in several ways: public, private, hybrid, or community. To add to the deployment choices, cloud computing services can be offered as infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), or software as a service (SaaS), with or without full self-service capabilities. This session lays down the foundations for business cases for going to the cloud, using key common drivers and common use cases.

  • Outsourcing 
  • Core competency 
  • Portfolio rationalization 
  • Infrastructure consolidation

As we get closer to the event, we'll do another post on the virtualization product demos you'l be able to see at the show. And remember, there are over 1,700 more Oracle OpenWorld sessions in the content catalog.

We look forward to seeing you at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 on September 30th!

- The Oracle Virtualization marketing team

Wednesday Jul 11, 2012

Oracle Virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Part 2

Mini-Series Entry 2 of 3: Desktop Virtualization Sessions

This is the second entry of a three part mini-series looking at Oracle server and desktop virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld 2012.

In our previous entry, we covered the Oracle Virtualization keynote session as well as hands on lab sessions you won't want to miss. Below are four key desktop virtualization sessions you can also add to your calendar.

Session ID: CON8799
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Rome, New York, and partner Northrop Grumman provide the foundation of the Secure Access Baseline for the Enterprise (SABER) accredited desktop solution. At SABER’s core are Oracle desktop virtualization products. In this session, representatives from AFRL and Northrop Grumman join an Oracle speaker to discuss the unique security challenges of deploying desktops with extremely strict security requirements and how all organizations can benefit from following the SABER example when deploying their desktop architectures.

Session ID: CON8801
Over the last several years, use of personal devices in the enterprise has dramatically increased, with IT organizations rapidly learning to adapt to this changing landscape of application and desktop access. This session describes how Oracle desktop virtualization can help IT embrace employees’ use of their own devices for work-related activities while making applications, data, and desktops more secure and manageable.

Session ID: CON8802
Using public and private clouds has taken hold as a common way to deploy services to the enterprise. A burgeoning addition to the cloud model is cloud access to desktop applications. With Oracle’s comprehensive portfolio of hardware and software, engineered to work together, a complete desktop cloud solution can be designed for accessing Oracle Applications and other enterprise applications. In this session, learn how a complete cloud-based desktop application access solution can be deployed with Oracle technologies.  

Session ID: CON8733
Oracle VM VirtualBox provides high performance, support for numerous virtual appliances available in the Open Virtualization Format (OVF), multiplatform application development and testing, 2-D/3-D graphics acceleration, and cutting-edge features—including the ability to teleport a running virtual machine between hosts. Oracle VM VirtualBox is a useful tool for developers who need to port code across different operating environments. Because Oracle VM VirtualBox enables hosting of multiple guest operating systems on a single machine, a developer can easily switch operating systems in no time, simply by changing between different desktop windows. In this session, you will understand why it will be your favorite tool as well.

You can read more about these and about 1,700 more Oracle OpenWorld sessions in the content catalog.

Tomorrow, we'll look at server virtualization. See you then!

- The Oracle Virtualization marketing team 

Tuesday Jul 10, 2012

Oracle Virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld 2012

Mini-Series Entry 1 of 3: Hands-On Virtualization

This is the first entry of a three part mini-series aimed at highlighting server and desktop virtualization at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld. 

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 is fast approaching! If you are as excited as we are about the fascinating new Oracle virtualization content featured at Oracle OpenWorld 2012, you won’t want to miss this blog mini-series. We will be highlighting sessions that cover advances and innovations in our products, our product strategy and roadmap, and hands on labs for step-by-step instructions from our field and product experts.

In the blog mini-series you will learn about:

  • The Oracle Virtualization general keynote session
  • Hands-on labs 
  • Key Oracle server and desktop virtualization sessions

In this entry, we will cover the Oracle Virtualization keynote session and the hands-on labs you won't want to miss.

Session ID: GEN8725

Oracle offers the industry’s most complete and integrated virtualization portfolio enabling organizations to realize benefits beyond simple consolidation as they transform their data centers into flexible cloud-based infrastructures. Join Oracle executives and experts to learn about Oracle’s desktop-to-data-center virtualization solutions, such as the OS, with built-in management integration at all layers that can help you virtualize and manage the complete computing environment, from physical servers to virtual servers and applications. This “don’t-miss” session offers details of the latest product updates and strategy; product roadmaps; integration with enterprise applications; and real-world examples of how Oracle server, desktop, and storage virtualization is benefiting customers.

Here are our top picks for Hands-On Labs for Oracle OpenWorld 2012:

Session ID: HOL9907
This hands-on lab demonstrates the performance (using an industry-standard load tester) and roaming capabilities of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Oracle’s Sun Ray Clients, Apple iPad and other clients.

Session ID: HOL9558
This hands-on lab takes you through the planning and deployment of an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) environment with Oracle VM as the foundation. It covers a range of topics, from planning storage capacity, LUN creation, network bandwidth planning, and best practices to designing and streamlining the environment for ease of management. Learn from deeply experienced field engineers and product experts.

Session ID: HOL9559
This hands-on lab is for application architects or system administrators who will need to deploy and manage Oracle Applications. You’ll learn how Oracle VM Templates can turn you into a power user who can virtualize and deploy complex Oracle Applications in minutes. Longtime field-experienced engineers and product experts will show you, step by step, how to download and import templates and deploy the applications.

Session ID: HOL9870
The purpose of this hands-on lab is to demonstrate the functionality and usage of Oracle’s enterprise cloud infrastructure for x86 with Oracle VM 3.x. It covers: 

  • Creation of VMs
  • Migration of VMs 
  • Quick and easy deployment of Oracle applications with Oracle VM Templates 
  • Usage of the Storage Connect plug-in for the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance
You can find these and other great sessions on the Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Content Catalog. Start checking now to better plan and organize your week at the conference. Then you’ll be ready to sign up for all of your sessions in mid-July when the scheduling tool goes live.

While the hands-on labs allow you to directly interact with Oracle virtualization products, the conference sessions allow you to hear from a wide variety of industry experts on how they're using they technology in real world deployments, solving specific challenges, and more. In tomorrow's entry, we'll start talking about the many conference sessions related to Oracle server and desktop virtualization you can attend during the show. See you then!

- The Oracle Virtualization marketing team

Thursday May 10, 2012

New Releases for Oracle Desktop Virtualization

Today, we officially announced the latest versions of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Sun Ray Software, and the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client. There's lots of great stuff in these updates, have a read through the press release for a quick overview and follow the links below to download the latest versions! 

Sun Ray Software 5.3 and Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 3.1

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.4

Monday Feb 27, 2012

Solving The Storage Challenge for Desktop Virtualization Webcast

For many people, the storage design is one of the more concerning issues when moving to desktop virtualization model. It can get confusing for sure, but one of the things we're doing at Oracle is making sure our storage solutions and our desktop virtualization solutions work really well together. We get to take direct advantage of the features in our storage hardware, ensuring you get optimum performance out of your investment.

On Wednesday, we'll be doing a webcast on this very topic with two Oracle experts. We have Chris Martin from the Oracle storage team and Andy Hall from the Oracle desktop virtualization team. The webcast is live, so you'll be able to have your storage and desktop virtualization questions answered by our esteemed speakers.

Here are the event details:

Solving the Storage Challenge for Desktop Virtualization
Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM PST

Register for the free webcast here. Hope to see you there!

-Chris

Friday Feb 24, 2012

Videos from HIMSS12

We just finished up our stay at the HIMSS12 healthcare show in Las Vegas, NV. It was fantastic show for all of Oracle, and for virtualization in particular!

We did a number of videos while we were there. Here is a list:

Oracle Healthcare Wrap-Up of HIMSS12 - Reid Oakes

Oracle Desktop Virtualization Wrap-Up of HIMSS12 - Jeff Harvey 

Delivering Population Health - Simon Stone 

What is Caregiver Mobility? - Adam Workman 

A Different Approach to Trade Show Demos - Glenn Babbitt 

Moving Your Desktop to an iPad - Stuart Scurti

Desktop Virtualization Introduction for HIMSS12 - Chris Kawalek 

You can find all these and more vides from us on our YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/OracleVirtualization

Many thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hi to us at the booth!

-Chris 

Wednesday Feb 22, 2012

HIMSS 2012 Booth Deployment

[Posted on behalf of Oracle's Adam Workman, Principal Consultant, Oracle Desktop Virtualization]

Oracle is at HIMSS 2012. In this post we are going to focus in on the actual technology that we are using to run our booth.



The technology in the Oracle booth is all built on Oracle's motto: hardware, software, complete. Our engineers develop, test and run Oracle software on Oracle hardware. This leads to systems where all the components seamlessly work together, making them easier to use, and reducing TCO. We are leveraging this advantage to run a rock solid display of Oracle software on Oracle hardware at HIMSS12 using Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2.1, Oracle Sun Ray Clients, and Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for iPad.

The first thing we needed to do was size the amount of system resources we needed to run the booth. As I mentioned, our engineers have done a lot of work on this, and have documented how to right size VDI environments. Our sizing led us to run Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2.1 on an Oracle Sun Fire x4170 M2 server. This server has dual 6 core processors, 24 GB of RAM and 8 SAS disks. The proverbial long pole in the tent–the resource you are going to run out of first–in a virtual desktop environment is disk IOPS. Our sever selection allowed us to provide the necessary RAM, GHz and disk IOPS for the environment. The servers are running Oracle Solaris 10 u10 which gives us the power of the ZFS file system. Two of the disks are mirrored for the OS, while the next 6 are in a large ZFS RAID pool and used to host the virtual desktop images. Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is an enterprise grade software solution and has built-in clustering and failover. To provide the DR for our solution, we tied in a second x4170 M2 (configured identically to the first), and the solution is automatically load balanced across the two servers.

Now that we have an infrastructure to run virtual desktops, we have to decide what type of desktops we are going to use. Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure can virtualize Windows 2000 through Windows 7, Solaris, Oracle Linux, and many other operating systems. Since many of our customers are still using Windows XP and are used to it, most of the demo pods opted to use a Windows XP virtual desktop. We are also able to demo Windows 7, Oracle Linux, and Solaris as well.



Next up, how do we display those virtual desktops? Oracle is the only tier 1 solution provider that has a complete desktop virtualization solution. In addition to the servers and storage needed to run the environment, Oracle has both a virtualization mechanism and display mechanism. We are displaying our virtual desktops at thirteen pods in our booth. The first twelve pods have two Oracle 21.5 monitors each, attached to a single Oracle Sun Ray 3 Plus Client. Now, as anyone who has ever designed a booth for a trade shows knows, floor space is at a premium. By using Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, it allows us to have twelve demo stations, but we're set up to demo up to 24 different Oracle solutions. Using the built-in "hot-desking" technology in the Sun Ray Clients, we can assign a demo environment to a smart card, and then pull up any demo at any station just by inserting the proper card.



The lucky thirteenth station is where we are showing off the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client. OVDC allows us to display virtual desktops on existing PCs and tablets which can be running Windows, Linux, Mac OS X or iOS. If you look carefully at that iPad above, it is running Windows XP!

Alright now we've got some great desktops, but hey, Oracle is an application vendor. Where are all the apps coming from? At Oracle, we maintain all of our demonstrations apps in the cloud. The demonstration center is built using Oracle hardware running Oracle VM. The demonstration center allows for our application teams to show their applications anywhere in the world, including at trade shows such as HIMSS. There are Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Applications which allows for the demonstration center to quickly spin up different VMs, allowing for demonstrations to be easily configured for different customers and purposes.

So how does it all fit together? At Oracle we like to talk about the Red Stack. We are the only tier 1 provider who can provide remote access to applications, from the desktop to the data center. And since they say a picture is worth a thousand words, here is an architecture slide to show how all the pieces come together.


Wednesday Feb 08, 2012

Brian Madden site has a look at Oracle desktop virtualization

Oracle's John Renko spent a day with Gabe Knuth of brianmadden.com to do a profile of Oracle desktop virtualization. If you've ever wanted to get a better understanding of the architecture or the design philosophy of our products, this article has lots of in-depth information for you.

The article also has two very good videos. In the first, John does a whiteboard walkthrough of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. And in the second, Gabe does some hands on testing of a Windows virtual desktop, including demonstrating video performance and showing in detail some of the optimizations that Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure does behind the scenes to improve the user experience.

Have a read through the article now.

-Chris

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Thursday Jan 26, 2012

The 2011 GOOD DESIGN Award

Just a couple of weeks ago, we were awarded three different "preferred product" designations for both server and desktop virtualization in Virtualization Review's Reader's Choice Awards. And today, we're announcing we won the prestigious 2011 GOOD DESIGN award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Center of Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. This is the second time we've won this award, as were also honored (as Sun) in 2006 for our Sun Ray Series 2 Clients.

This is a really amazing award, and we're incredibly honored to receive it again. Looking through the archives, past winners include Apple's iPad, Macbook Pro, and iPhone 4, HTC Evo 4G, the Seagate Replica hard drive, Bose Quiet Comfort headphones, and the super slick Venue High-Definition Cabin Management System (can't wait to fly in a plane with that installed!).

Our congratulations to the engineers and developers who keep designing these groundbreaking products to help make desktop application access easier to manage, easier on the environment, and a bit easier on the eye, too.

If you'd like a video overview of the eco features of the Sun Ray Clients, click below to watch our own Michael Dann go into some details.


-Chris

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