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Oracle ships VDI 3.2

Oracle's patent infingement case against Android Linux made all the big headlines last week yet the company also stepped up its attack on VMware with the release of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2.
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Written by Paula Rooney, Contributor on

Oracle's patent infingement case against Android Linux made all the big headlines last week yet the company also stepped up its attack on VMware with the release of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2.

The revamped platform, part of the company's expanding virtualization portfolio following its acquision of Sun, offers improved scalability as well as enhanced management and multimedia capabilities.

For example, version 3.2 offers global hot-desking, multi-company features, enhanced audio/video capabilities and administrative enhancements, such as built-in Windows virtual desktop provisioning, desktop re-provisioning and memory sharing/memory ballooning for Windows virtual desktops.

Oracle's VDI platform -- whose availability was announced Aug 11 -- supports multiple industry virtualization hosts as well as multiple operating systems and hardware but ships with Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2 and Solaris 10.

Oracle plans to host an online VDI summit this week that will solidify its virtualization strategy and hint toward future desktop virtualization plans.

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