Sun Extends Sun Ray Technology to Linux Environments

Aug 03, 2004

Today Sun Microsystems, Inc., a leading contributor to the open source community, announced plans to extend its award-winning Sun Ray(TM) ultra-thin client technology to the Linux platform. This preview of Sun Ray Server Software 3.0 (SRSS) highlights Sun's growing support for Linux and extends Sun Ray technology to the expanding Linux thin client market.

Sun Ray ultra-thin clients can help organizations garner significant savings on the desktop, increase worker productivity and enhance security. Traditional thin clients require a local operating system (OS) on the client which increases costs and security risks. In contrast, Sun Ray ultra-thin clients utilize a centralized compute resource which can significantly lower hardware costs and rendering them virus proof. Sun Ray clients can also require zero administration, enabling one IT administrator to manage thousands of desktops. Sun Ray solutions also enable customers to leverage existing IT investments to deliver applications and services.

"Sun Ray clients help customers realize significant cost savings by eliminating complex desktop infrastructure with Sun Ray ultra-thin client's centralized management and enhanced security," said Herb Hinstorff, director, Desktop Solutions at Sun Microsystems, Inc. "With the Sun Ray platform extending to the Linux environment, more customers can now take advantage of all the benefits of Sun Ray ultra-thin clients."

Sun Ray Ultra-Thin Client

The Sun Ray ultra-thin client is a simple, "plug and work" thin client, targeted at workgroup environments. The Sun Ray technology utilizes a secure, zero-maintenance and powerful desktop architecture enabling a single administrator to manage thousands of desktops. The Sun Ray client provides users access to their session running on the server, where all computation and rendering occurs. Users can switch from one Sun Ray client to another, or hot desk, using a Java Card(TM) technology-enabled smart card. Hot desking provides users with instant access to their desktop with applications that appeared on their last session.

Sun Ray Server Software 3.0

Sun Ray Server Software (SRSS) 3.0 creates a secure, cost effective, zero-administration desktop environment for enterprise, government, and technical customers. New features include: cross-platform support with Linux, regional hot desking, bandwidth enhancements, expanded peripheral support, privacy mode and local area network (LAN) deployment capability.

Availability

The Sun Ray Server Software 3.0 beta version will be available soon at www.sun.com/sunray and is on display at Sun's booth # 1247 at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo.

Explore further: US official: Auto safety agency under review

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Transparent, color solar cells fuse energy, beauty

Mar 04, 2014

(Phys.org) —Colorful, see-through solar cells invented at the University of Michigan could one day be used to make stained-glass windows, decorations and even shades that turn the sun's energy into electricity.

Recommended for you

US official: Auto safety agency under review

11 hours ago

Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the U.S. agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been criticized ...

Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon

11 hours ago

Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand ...

Ebola.com domain sold for big payout

11 hours ago

The owners of the website Ebola.com have scored a big payday with the outbreak of the epidemic, selling the domain for more than $200,000 in cash and stock.

Hacker gets prison for cyberattack stealing $9.4M

15 hours ago

An Estonian man who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a 2008 cyberattack on a credit card processing company that enabled hackers to steal $9.4 million has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a federal judge in Atlanta.

Magic Leap moves beyond older lines of VR

16 hours ago

Two messages from Magic Leap: Most of us know that a world with dragons and unicorns, elves and fairies is just a better world. The other message: Technology can be mindboggingly awesome. When the two ...

User comments : 0