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May 5 2008   8:15AM GMT

Ericom desktop virtualization now available on Oracle VM

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

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Today, Ericom software announced the availability of Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect for Oracle VM desktop virtualization (VDI) software as a free download. This announcement of an Oracle VM for the PowerTerm VDI product extends Oracle VM’s footprint to the VDI space with an Ericom product that has excelled over the years in products based on terminal services.

Ericom currently offers support for the 14 largest hypervisors including Oracle VM through products such as WebConnect. In this configuration, the Oracle VM virtual host is managed by Ericom’s WebConnect instead of Oracle VM Manager. This configuration of Oracle VM is the base product without modification. WebConnect provides the address and credentials to the Oracle VM virtual host to start the configuration and management process.

I had an opportunity to hear from Oracle and Ericom about this release. Eran Heyman, CEO of Ericom said that his company “wants to remove the barrier of entry for a VDI solution,” as many organizations are considering implementing VDI, but do not know where to start in the selection process. “The cost is minimal, licenses will be zero and the equipment can be reused if another solution is chosen” when choosing a Oracle VM, according to Heyman.

The Oracle VM hypervisor and the Oracle VM Manager suite deliver template virtual machines, which model a virtual appliance for database products such as Oracle Database 11g.

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