Gartner Research

Server-Hosted Virtual Desktop Profile: Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2

Published: 13 December 2010

ID: G00207272

Analyst(s): Chris Wolf


The server-hosted virtual desktop (SHVD) market is quickly maturing, yet it remains clouded by competing vendor claims with regard to issues such as cost, management, scalability, performance, and user experience. Organizations evaluating SHVD solutions require common criteria to objectively gauge competing solutions. In this Gartner profile, Research VP Chris Wolf evaluates Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) 3.2 against Gartner's required, preferred, and optional criteria for SHVD solutions.

Table Of Contents

Bottom-Line Assessment

  • New Features
  • Missing Features
  • Reasons to Deploy
  • Reasons to Not Deploy


  • Required Features for Production
  • Preferred Features for Production
  • Optional Features for Production
  • Evaluation Criteria Scorecard
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

The Details

  • Desktop Access Layer
    • Sun Ray Clients
    • Oracle Virtual Desktop Client
    • Secure Global Desktop
  • Session Management Layer
  • Virtualization Layer
  • Storage Layer

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