Sun VDI 3 - What is it about - Objectives

Hi again,

Sun VDI 3 has been driven by a few release objectives and this is not only about the feature set. It is also about integration. The top 3 objectives have been:

Integration
This actually covers a few topics. On the one hand we focussed on better integration with directory service in general and also with the integration or related topics such as token administration, which is important if you intend to use the Sun Ray as your client device. But integration covers also the aspect of making the whole installation and configuration experience much more straightforward in comparison to VDI 2.

Scalability
This covers a couple, such as how many desktops can be hosted by one group of VDI hosts. It also includes improvements around how quickly a desktop can be cloned, started and accessed by the user.

Choice
The VMware VI is broadly adopted these days and gets also more footprint in the VDI space. However, if customers want better storage utilization, access to desktops other than Windows or simply a VDI platform that is self-contained and simple to deploy, there is a need for an alternative. This need has been addressed with Sun VDI 3.

The next article will summarize the highlights of the upcoming VDI 3 release.

-Dirk

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