Sun introduces "cloud based" desktop

A collaboration between Ashbourne Technology and Sun has resulted in the launch of what is claimed to be a cloud based desktop as a service, aimed at educational institutions.

The two ocmpanies are offering computing with support for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux and Solaris to client devices including Sun Ray thin clients with Java based browsers.

Sun claims the Sun Ray will have zero maintenace and a 4-5 watt power draw, and comes with built-in VPN security. The service is being made available now with a cost per user of around a dollar a day.

Ashbourne and Sun want to deliver the desktop computing service optimized for K12 schools and community colleges. People are being invited to try Sun Ray Software over here.