In November, Oracle's Rolf-Per Thulin of our Germany office attended DOAG 2011. He filed this trip report we wanted to share with you:
Oracle VDI on the European Developer Conference DOAG 2011
In November we demonstrated Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure at the biggest European Oracle user group conference and exhibition. It is DOAG, a German independent Oracle User Group. They have over 5000 members and more than 2000 people were at DOAG in Nuernberg, Germany. The visitors came from Switzerland and Austria.
1. Exhibition 'Oracle Virtual Desktop in the Cloud'
Sun Ray 3 Client with VPN securely connected to the Oracle Solution Center in England, displaying virtual machines running Windows, Linux and Solaris desktops from the central data center. You need only smart cards to share the Sun Ray Client and choose your desktop. Very easy to use. So you have highly secure access from everywhere 'out of the box'. The operating system for the desktop broker is Solaris, but you can also choose Oracle Linux. We showed the same desktop on iPad with the free Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for iPad application.
2. Cinema session life demos
'Matrix: The Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure in Practice' we showed the complete Oracle VDI stack on a laptop running in virtual machines. The ZFS storage component was also in a virtual machine. You should not do this in production, but for demos it works very well. Look for the slides on the DOAG site if you are a member of the DOAG organization.
3. Presentation 'Oracle VDI Best Practice and Unit Selling Points'
We explained when to use each of the supported hypervisors and covered three VDI reference stories for call center, healthcare and public sector. If you area a DOAG member you can download the presentation from the DOAG site.
Were you there? Let us know in the comments!