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VMware, Sun deliver virtual desktop

Posted: 23 May 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:virtual display  display protocols  wide area networks 

VMware, Inc. unveiled a new integrated desktop solution aimed to offer superior performance over wide area networks (WAN), and leveraging VMware's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure platform with Sun Microsystems' Sun Ray software and virtual display clients. According to customers, this solution beats the competition in performance and user experience.

VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is a comprehensive desktop virtualisation solution that replaces traditional PCs with virtual machines that are centralised in the datacentre and available to users from any device. The model streamlines desktop management while reducing desktop TCO, increasing IT's control, improving security of data and enhancing user experience, flexibility, and productivity. Independent customer testing has found that the integrated VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray Software solution consistently delivered better performance than competing display protocols.

"Companies are quickly finding that VDI offers a new way to work that increases security, improves manageability and even reduces costs. The Sun/VMware virtual desktop solution extends the traditional benefits of VDI by utilising Sun's world class delivery protocol, highly secure and eco-friendly Sun Ray clients and streamlined management tools in Sun Ray Software," said Jeff Jackson, vice president of Solaris for Sun Microsystems.

The combination of Sun Ray Software and virtual display clients to a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure deployment provides the added benefits of using a client that has no operating system, significantly reducing the chance of malware attacks, and the clients themselves use only 1/10 the power of a traditional PC. Smart Cards and two factor authentication to virtual Windows desktops are also supported with this solution such as Common Access Cards used by many federal government agencies.

As part of the VMware and Sun OEM agreement, Sun will provided frontline support for this joint solution. Customers can purchase the complete solution today directly from Sun and a specialised network of joint Sun and VMware Partners.

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