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OCI Secure Desktops: Announcing a Cloud-native Service for Desktop Virtualization (Doc ID 2968701.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 07, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Desktop - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.



Oracle has released a new cloud native service: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Secure Desktops. This exciting development allows customers to deploy Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) easily and quickly, right out of their OCI tenancies. 

OCI usage has expanded greatly. Organizations realize the value of keeping their data secure inside OCI, on a trusted platform for deploying enterprise applications for global access. 


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Secure Desktops is a managed service in OCI that provides a centrally controlled deployment of virtual desktops running Oracle Linux or Microsoft Windows for the operating system.

Secure Desktops enables you to select a virtual machine shape to match your desired performance and capacity. After administrators have configured their tenancy appropriately, they can rapidly deploy desktops from golden images to support increasing demand. As an edge service, no VPN is needed. Users directly connect to the Secure Desktops service from their location. Secure Desktops supports from ten to thousands of virtual desktops.

OCI Secure Desktops brings VDI technology to OCI in a simple and powerful way. The service is completely integrated with OCI Compute, Storage, and Networking services and provides the flexibility of creating Secure Desktops for your existing OCI tenancy and account by choosing among various Compute shapes and an option to provide dedicated and persistent storage space, that can migrate to new desktops for each desktop user. The virtual desktops reside inside OCI, where all data remains secure while users access enterprise applications. 

Administrators can deploy Secure Desktops in minutes. Search for “Secure Desktops” in the Oracle Cloud Console under Compute, and then create desktop pools running either Oracle Linux or Microsoft Windows. Users are added to Secure Desktops pools through OCI group policies, and their access also follows standard OCI practices for authentication, including federation of your company’s identity solution.

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Secure Desktops service allows an administrator to create a set of identically configured remote desktops, which individual users can then securely access.

Secure Desktops is ideal for organizations that need to provide employees with controlled access to a preconfigured desktop environment. An administrator can create pools of desktops in their tenancy, based on existing compute shapes or custom images. All configuration for the desktop and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is completed by the administrator, making it possible for non-technical users to securely access and use a remote desktop for their day-to-day work. Secure Desktops controls all access to the remote desktops, protecting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources and customer data from malicious client activity.

The Secure Desktops service provides:

Why Use a Remote Desktop?

A remote desktop provides:

Key Use Cases

Best fit for Oracle Secure Desktops at release

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 Why Use a Remote Desktop?
 Key Use Cases

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