Sun Adds VMware to Virtual Line
Sun is one of the pioneers, if not the pioneer, in thin client computing. While
the "Network Computer" that Scott McNealy and Larry Ellison talked
about for years never quite materialized, the Sun Ray line is a very effective
But just as Sun made up with Microsoft, it apparently isn't religious about
thin client and other virtual tools. This week, in fact, Sun agreed
to sell and support VMware's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Virtual
This software can be used to drive Sun Ray devices, or customers can opt for
a purer Sun solution. Sun has a pretty cool strategy of pushing its unique technology,
such as SPARC and Solaris, as well as a full complement of industry standard
(read: Wintel) tools.
What do you think of Sun these days? Opinions accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 09/18/2008 at 1:16 PM