Was a Great Solution...but it is now Outdated Technology
October 07, 2019

Was a Great Solution...but it is now Outdated Technology

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

We were using Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure much more heavily last year, but we are now in the process of phasing it out to fully integrate VMware Horizon to our workflow. Our core software engineering team is using Oracle VDI to manage and access multiple virtualized desktop environments that are running on the same server rack.
  • Ease of Manageability. Accessing and managing multiple virtualized desktop environments is pretty straightforward.
  • Great Options for Keeping Track of Logins. Detailed reports of who has been logging into which environment are easy to configure.
  • File Systems Can Be Shared. You can set multiple desktop environments to be able to share data on the same file system.
  • Viewing reporting data and similar analytics in real-time is slow and laggy.
  • Occasional crash and regular freezing of the system. On a daily basis, we face freezing problems when accessing desktop environments, sometimes resulting in a complete crash of the software.
  • Cannot Maintain a Stable Connection for Extensive Periods of Time. Accessing desktop environments for short term periods works flawlessly most of the time, but when working on one for more than about 3-4 hours, we have frequently experienced connection drops.
  • Pricing Models were harsh to begin with, so we invested more money on the license than we needed to.
  • Due to all of the laggy, buggy, and crashing interfaces, our administrators spent considerable additional time working on simple operations.
  • We missed out on many advanced features that Oracle VDI's competitors were rolling out, so we couldn't benefit from them.
VMware Horizon does everything that Oracle VDI is capable of doing and offers many more features, and unlike Oracle VDI, it is still receiving constant updates. Oracle VDI was a great solution for enterprise-level management of virtualized desktop when it was getting updates, but now that it won't be getting any, I would put it in the "outdated technology" category.

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Considering Oracle VDI is not supported by Oracle anymore, and will not receive any future updates, I wouldn't recommend Oracle VDI for most scenarios. Unless your organization is under some strict contractual agreement or there is a feature in Oracle VDI that isn't supported in its modern successors/competitors (haven't come across a feature like that based on my experience), I would recommend using something like VMware Horizon.