Administrators and End Users Benefit from Broader Support of Heterogeneous Environments, Greater Efficiency, Access and Ease-of-Use
Sun Ray Software 5 provides a comprehensive Oracle-based virtualization solution that easily integrates with popular third-party technologies like Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Active Directory, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and VMware View.
This broad support for heterogeneous environments is unique to Oracle’s desktop virtualization solutions and offers customers enhanced flexibility and investment protection.
New features in the Sun Ray Software 5 update include:
Support for Oracle Enterprise Linux – enables customers to choose among Oracle Solaris, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as their server platform to deploy Sun Ray Software;
Enhanced virtual desktop client – installs on existing PCs and allows them to be used as an alternative to a dedicated Sun Ray Client device. This enables organizations to quickly experience many of the benefits of the Sun Ray solution, using their existing desktops. New in this release is support for Mac OS X computers, in addition to existing support for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7;
Greater mobility – with the enhanced virtual desktop client, customers can now use smart card readers on supported PCs to “hotdesk” desktop sessions between PCs and dedicated Sun Ray Clients. “Hotdesking” allows users instant access to their desktop sessions simply by inserting a smart card into a Sun Ray Client or a PC with a smart card reader;
Sun Ray connector for VMware View 4 – allows Sun Ray Clients to be used as a client with the VMware View 4 virtual desktop infrastructure product;
Enhanced multimedia with bidirectional audio capabilities – improves the user experience with Windows applications.
"The latest updates to Oracle’s Sun Ray Software 5 demonstrate Oracle’s continued commitment to deliver comprehensive, integrated and cost-effective virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter,” said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. “The new features and enhancements, including the breadth of support for heterogeneous environments, enable customers to easily manage and streamline their virtual infrastructure – providing greater security and access, while reducing costs.”
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