[SunRay-Users] Microsoft RemoteFX

Vitaly Tsipris vtsipris at laurustech.com
Wed Mar 24 17:59:08 EET 2010

I think it is not a matter of easier but a matter of choice. For a  
very long time SunRays were the best thin clients out there but were  
the best kept secret too. Now everyone else is coming out with zero  
clients (Dell, Wyse, Devon, etc.) These "newcomers" are known due to  
their marketing. With Oracle seeming to go their own way, I fear that  
SunRays will remain the best kept secret. And if before we could argue  
that SunRays offer something nobody else does, these days it seems to  
apply less and less.
I would love to hear this community thoughts on this.

P.S. Dont get me wrong. I still pitch SunRays to all my customers. It  
is just harder and harder to convince them that SunRays are the ONLY  
way to go.

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Vitaly Tsipris
Systems Engineer

On Mar 24, 2010, at 10:48 AM, "Ivar Janmaat" <ijanmaat at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> Interesting!
> So in order to support multiple backends VDI would need to support  
> PCoIP (Vmware), Spice (Redhat), ICA (Citrix) and now Remote FX  
> alongside the current MMR enhancements.
> hmm, it does not look like this is becoming easier....
> Ivar
> Bryan Gawronski schreef:
>> Hello,
>> I saw today that Microsoft has now announced RemoteFX which will  
>> add functionality to RDP including better performance for video.
>> For now RemoteFX appears to only be server side technology  
>> (available in a upcoming Windows 2008 R2 SP1) for use with Terminal  
>> Server connections. It looks like Windows 7 support might be a bit  
>> down the road.
>> I also saw that Microsoft has listed a number of partners which are  
>> working on supporting RemoteFX but Oracle was not listed. From what  
>> I have read on RemoteFX everyone is pushing it for video  
>> performance on Thin Clients. I am just wondering if Oracle/Sun  
>> looked into RemoteFX and what are the chances that it might be  
>> supported in future SunRay releases?
>> Here is a list of vendors working with RemoteFX:
>> The following hardware and software companies, among others, have  
>> engaged with us as RemoteFX partners with the goal to build a  
>> formidable ecosystem of first-class user experience solutions: AMD,  
>> AppliedMicro, Citrix, Cloudium Systems, Dell, DevonIT, HP, Nvidia,  
>> Quest, Texas Instruments, ThinLinx, Via, Wondermedia and Wyse.
>> Here is some info on RemoteFX:
>> Just to be clear, RemoteFX is not a new standalone product from  
>> Microsoft. Rather, it describes a set of RDP technologies - most  
>> prominently graphics virtualization and the use of advanced codes -  
>> that are being added to Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1;  
>> these technologies are based on the IP that Microsoft acquired and  
>> continued to develop since acquiring Calista Technologies. So think  
>> of Microsoft RemoteFX as the ‘special sauce’ in Remote Desktop  
>> Services that users will be able to enjoy when they connect to the 
>> ir virtual and session-based desktops and applications over the ne 
>> twork. With Microsoft RemoteFX, users will be able to work remotel 
>> y in a Windows Aero desktop environment, watch full-motion video,  
>> enjoy Silverlight animations, and run 3D applications – all with t 
>> he fidelity of a local-like performance when connecting over the L 
>> AN. Their desktops are actually hosted in the data center as part  
>> of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) or a session virtualizat 
>> ion environment (formerly known as Terminal Services). With Remote 
>> FX, these users will be able to access their workspace via a stand 
>> ard RDP connection from a broad range of client devices – rich PCs 
>> , thin clients and very simple, low-cost devices.
>> Thanks
>> Bryan Gawronski
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