sun ray – end of an era

sunray1GHaving spent most of 2000 – 2010 using Sun Ray machines for everyday working, you can forgive me if I’m not a little sad that these great tech machines have been EOL’d and are no longer available for purchase.

The Sun Ray was a networked display device, with applications running on the server – which meant you could go from machine to machine with just a smart card and your session would pop up. It was the ultimate portable computer, as long as you had a networked machine to plug into.

With Secure Global Desktop, Virtualbox and Oracle Virtualization technologies, it was always a crowded space within Oracle and with the switch to tablets, mobile and cloud computing it makes sense to let software connect to virtual sessions, rather than tie to a physical box on a desk you had to plug into.

Now you can use laptops, phones and tablets to seamlessly connect to any session, whether you’re at your desk or on the move.

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One response

  1. I still remember getting excited at a tech preview back back when we were still in Chelmsford, seeing the Sun Ray prototype, with the little green newt cursor. Switched to a Sun Ray desktop as soon as they were available and have never looked back.

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