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May 13, 2012

Oracle updates desktop virtualisation portfolio

The new desktop virtualisation products deliver expanded storage options

By CBR Staff Writer

Oracle has updated its desktop virtualisation portfolio with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.4, Sun Ray Software 5.3 and Virtual Desktop Client 3.1.

The new desktop virtualisation products provide users access to their personal desktop computing environment, enterprise applications and data without being tied to a particular physical client device.

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.4 and Sun Ray Software 5.3 provide up to 720p High Definition (HD) video playback on Oracle Sun Ray thin client devices.

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.4 delivers expanded storage options, allowing customers to choose from a wide variety of Oracle and third party storage applications. It also features Global VDI Centers that allows the creation of multiple, independently administered VDI deployments that automatically direct users to the proper server group on login.

Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 3.1 introduces the ability to copy and paste between local applications on the client device and remote virtual desktops, new HD multimedia capabilities, and enhanced integration of smart card authentication.

New multimedia capabilities include acceleration of Adobe Flash and Windows Media Player on the Sun Ray 3 Series Client devices and 720p HD quality video on Sun Ray 3 Plus Clients and PCs with Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 3.1.

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray Software now support the Extended Application Protocol Data Unit (APDU) standard for smart cards that allows information to be stored on smartcards and exchanged with applications.

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Sun Ray 3 Series Clients lso provide new security features including support for 802.1x identity-based network authentication enhance security. It also delivers up to five times faster USB mass storage performance and provides access to a range of USB devices, said the company.

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