[SunRay-Users] Why Sun Rays?
Michael.Bender at Sun.COM
Mon Oct 26 22:24:09 EET 2009
Now my turn:
1. Stateless. Log in to your session on a Sun Ray, then take a sledge
and destroy the DTU. Go to your equipment storeroom and plug in another
DTU and you're back to where you were with no lost work.
Now, try #1 with one of the other "thin clients" that run a state-full
On Oct 26, 2009, at 12:35 PM, Paul Whitener wrote:
> My turn! :0)
> All the other stuff already stated plus:
> NO maintenance on appliance. It either works or it doesn't
> Firmware upgrades pushed from server
> No OS on appliance
> No OS "pushed" to appliance
> built in VPN capabilities
> USB support
> session continues to run when card pulled
> "soft" Sun Ray coming out
> great interface to VDI/SGD
> SECURITY (worth saying 10 more times!)
> power failure does NOT crash your programs that are running
> and the list goes on.......
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mike Cornelia <mike.cornelia at gmail.com>
>> Sent: Oct 26, 2009 3:14 PM
>> To: SunRay-Users mailing list <sunray-users at filibeto.org>
>> Subject: Re: [SunRay-Users] Why Sun Rays?
>> 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>
>>>> 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
>>> viruses, etc. (back to ease of management)
>>> What about security? Is a Sun ray more secure? Am I on the right
>> Almost forgot - we really like the smartcard hotdesking. Works well
>> for security enhancement and convenience (not to mention the "wow"
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