Allows customers to virtualise and manage full software and hardware stack
Oracle has introduced enhanced desktop virtualisation offerings, Sun Ray Software 5.2, a server-hosted desktop software.
The Sun Ray Software is part of the company’s complete desktop-to-datacentre virtualisation portfolio, which allows customers to virtualise and manage their full software and hardware stack, from applications to disk.
The new offering makes it easy to install and configure and features improved video, audio, smart card, Virtual Private Network (VPN), and network resiliency, said the company.
It said the offering virtually eliminates maintenance, upgrade, operational costs and security vulnerabilities associated with traditional desktop environments by centralising management, data and applications on a server-hosted environment.
In addition, the Sun Ray Software enables users to access virtual Windows, Linux, and Oracle Solaris desktop environments through any combination of Sun Ray Clients, PCs or Macs.
Sun Ray Software interoperates with other virtualisation technologies and desktop brokers.
The new enhancements in Sun Ray Software 5.2 include: simplified installation and deployment; richer multimedia experience; real-time audio; Oracle Solaris IPMP support for resiliency and load spreading; and Sun Ray Client OS enhancements.
Oracle linux and virtualisation engineering senior vice-president Wim Coekaerts said with Sun Ray Software, IT can centralise the management and maintenance of thousands of thin clients – reducing cost and complexity, while enhancing security.
"Innovations in Sun Ray Software 5.2 make it even easier to install and update, while delivering an improved end user audio and video experience," Coekaerts said.