Oracle Introduces Comprehensive Management for Desktop Virtualization

Oracle Introduces Comprehensive Management for Desktop Virtualization 
Announces New Releases of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and
Sun Ray Software and Integration With Oracle Enterprise Manager 
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/18/13 --  Oracle (NASDAQ:
News Facts 

--  The latest releases of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun
    Ray Software are now available and include integration with Oracle
    Enterprise Manager 12c, providing the industry's first complete,
    single vendor desktop virtualization solution that spans hardware,
    software, and enterprise-class management.
--  New features in Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure enable easy
    scaling of production installations from a single server up to a
    complete enterprise deployment by simply adding more servers as
--  Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure now supports Windows 8 and
    Ubuntu 12.04 based virtual desktops.
--  In addition, the new releases of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
    and Sun Ray Software now support Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Solaris 11.

Enhanced Management and Scalability of Virtual Desktop Deployments 

--  Key improvements in Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.5 and Sun
    Ray Software 5.4 include:
    --  Enhanced management: Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c integration
        provides an end-to-end management solution, allowing organizations
        to improve service levels by proactively monitoring and managing
        the performance and availability of Oracle Virtual Desktop
        Infrastructure and Sun Ray Software services and sessions, along
        with their enterprise applications and hardware, from a single
    --  Simplified deployment and easy scalability: With the new Oracle
        Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, administrators can seamlessly
        expand up to enterprise-scale deployments by starting with a
        single commodity server, containing all the necessary components
        engineered to work together, including a virtualization platform,
        local storage and session management. By leveraging a new local
        storage high availability feature, administrators simply add
        hardware to extend capacity as demand grows, wi
thout the need to
        "rip and replace" the existing deployment.
    --  Improved handling of virtual desktop data: The personal hard drive
        feature of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, which allows
        administrators to separate user data and settings from virtual
        desktop images, has been enhanced to support pre-populating user
        data when new virtual desktops are created, improving login
        performance and simplifying backups. A new "application hard
        drive" type reduces server load by storing just a single copy of
        applications used by many users.
    --  Administrative enhancements: Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
        administrators can now schedule the time and date when new virtual
        desktop templates are published, allowing for unattended updates
        during off-peak hours.
    --  Richer user experience: Dynamic virtual desktop resizing and
        rotation improves usability of virtual desktops on iPad and
        Android tablets. The new releases also provide enhanced multimedia
        playback for Windows 7 desktop environments with up to 720p High
        Definition (HD) video in Windows Media Player on Sun Ray 3 Series
        Client devices.
    --  Improved security: New IPsec option provides encryption levels up
        to AES-256, securing communication between Sun Ray Clients and
        Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray Software
        servers. Linux-based deployments now provide smart card
        capabilities for Windows virtual desktops, including two factor
        authentication, PIN login, and identity and signature services.

Supporting Quote 

--  "Only Oracle offers a comprehensive solution to deliver and manage
    virtual desktop environments, along with the enterprise applications
    they access, from a single console," said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice
    president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. "The latest
    enhancements to Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray
    Software, and the integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager, help
    customers more easily deploy and manage virtual desktops securely from
    multiple locations and devices."

Supporting Resources 

--  Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
--  Oracle's Sun Ray Clients and Sun Ray Software
--  Oracle desktop virtualization portfolio
--  Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
--  Download Oracle's Desktop Virtualization software here and here.
    Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.
--  Oracle Virtualization home page, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
--  Relevant Blogs: Wim Coekaerts

About Oracle Desktop Virtualization
 Oracle's comprehensive portfolio
of desktop virtualization products provide secure, anywhere access to
applications and virtual desktops from a wide variety of client
devices. Oracle desktop virtualization is a complete solution
incorporating hardware and software from Oracle to provide one-stop
support. It is also open, allowing customers to substitute different
technology at any point in the stack. 
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