Sun xVM is composed of Sun Ray s/w and a limited use case of Sun Secure Global Desktop (SGD) Software (one full screen desktop per concurrent user is allowed). From a Sun Ray thin client or a PC, users can access a Windows, UNIX or Linux desktop environment which run in a VM in the datacenter. Having a single s/w license that includes both Sun Ray and SGD is new with xVM VDI 1.0.
At a recent VMware event, Sun showcased VDI connector technology. That technology, now in beta, will be integrated into a future release of xVM VDI. This 1 hour Sun/VMware webcast discusses how the Sun xVM VDI Software is used to display desktop environments running in virtual machines'
- Communications between client desktops and the servers are secure
- Protocols designed for WAN use deliver high performance
- Support of Windows, UNIX and Linux desktops provides flexibility
- Subset of full Secure Global Desktop allows Sun to offer a competitive price