[SunRay-Users] Why Sun Rays?

Mike Cornelia 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:
>>
>> All,
>>
>> 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?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Wouter
>
> 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?
>
> Mike
>

Almost forgot - we really like the smartcard hotdesking.  Works well
for security enhancement and convenience (not to mention the "wow"
factor).


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