[SunRay-Users] Why Sun Rays?
mike.cornelia at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 21:14:15 EET 2009
On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Mike Cornelia <mike.cornelia at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 2:28 PM, Wouter Coppens <wouter at axio.be> wrote:
>> Last week, we had a demo of the upcoming VMware View. One of the most interesting features is the PCoIP (PC over IP) protocol.
>> It’s a protocol especially designed for multimedia and works over low bandwidth and high latency networks.
>> After the demo there was the question: in a VDI environment, why should you still use Sun Rays?
>> We always proposed Sun Rays for it’s easy management and it works on low bandwidth and high latency networks. The last points are not really an advantage any more.
>> What are other Sun Ray users thinking?
> Hmmmm . . . Let's see . . . not familiar with PCoIP but I'll
> take a stab at it:
> * Ease of management (as you stated)
> * Only 4watts of power - so very "green"
> * No moving parts like fans & HDD, so less to break
> * Desktop PC still runs an OS and therefore is susceptible to Malware,
> viruses, etc. (back to ease of management)
> What about security? Is a Sun ray more secure? Am I on the right track?
Almost forgot - we really like the smartcard hotdesking. Works well
for security enhancement and convenience (not to mention the "wow"
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