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eWeek: Sun makes light of thin-client upkeep [Sun Ray]

Jul 26, 2000, 19:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Caton)

"Sun Microsystems Inc. has made a couple of improvements to its Sun Ray platform that will make the thin-client environment easier to manage, particularly in operations that run 24-by-7. However, there are some minor quirks in the load balancing and failover support."

"Introduced late last month with some compelling new terminal hardware, the new management software has gained group server failover capabilities that allow sites to perform routine server maintenance while allowing users to continue working. In addition, Sun has improved the software's Web-based management tools."

"The fundamental architecture of the Sun Ray thin-client system, which relies on a server to provide all processing for the clients, has not changed since eWeek Labs reviewed the original Sun Ray 1 in the Jan. 24 issue. We found the performance of the software and clients to be the same, and our overall recommendation, that the products provide a cost-effective means to deploy line-of-business applications to end users, stands."

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