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Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2 offers new features

The newest Oracle virtual desktop infrastructure application includes hot-desking and improved backup and storage to help with virtual desktop management.

Systems Channel News Roundup for the week of August 9-13, 2010.

Latest Oracle virtual desktop infrastructure program brings new management capabilities

Oracle says that its latest virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) release eases virtual desktop management and increases cost efficiency for customers.

Among the raft of new features in the Oracle VDI 3.2 is global hot-desking, which allows solutions providers to link multiple global data centers. Built-in Windows virtual desktop provisioning also means third-party provisioning tools aren't necessary.

In addition to memory sharing and memory ballooning, users also get improved backup and storage for their virtual desktops, Oracle said.

HP VARs lament Hurd resignation

News of Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd resigning from the company has left a few HP VARs in shock and some with mixed feelings.

Several HP VARs claimed to like Hurd because of his accessibility to them, according to Hurd met with HP VARs across the country several times a year.

Still, many partnership VARs said Hurd's surprise resignation because of his relationship with an outside consultan was a huge distraction.

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