The Leostream Connection Broker supports a wide range of client devices, meeting organizations’ business requirements while also satisfying end-user desktop access needs. Existing fat desktops can be repurposed as clients for accessing remote desktops. Web-based access and a broad range of Connection Broker-compatible thin clients provides the flexibility to meet an organization’s complete virtualization needs.
Leostream Connect Client
The Leostream Connect client enables organizations to turn existing fat desktops into clients managed by the Leostream Connection Broker. Leostream Connect installs on Linux® and 32- and 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® operating systems, including:
- Windows XP
- Windows Server® 2003
- Windows Vista®
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows 7
- Windows XP embedded
- Any x86 Linux operating systems running JRE 1.5 or above
To lock down existing fat clients and laptops, use Leostream's client-side single sign-on (SSO) while running Leostream Connect in shell mode. With this configuration, Leostream connects your users directly to their remote session. The local computing environment remains inaccessible.
The Leostream Connection Broker supports desktop connections using the display protocol appropriate for the backend operating system, including:
- Microsoft RDP 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0
- Microsoft RemoteFX
- Citrix® ICA™ and HDX®
- Ericom Blaze
- Famatech Radmin®
- HP® RGS
- NoMachine NX
- Red Hat® SPICE
- VNC, including UltraVNC, TightVNC, and RealVNC®
- Teradici™ PC-over-IP®
- Oracle ALP and AIP
Organizations can choose from a wide range of Connection Broker-compatible thin clients, including thin clients from the following vendors:
- Devon IT
- HP thin clients
- HP SAM clients
Alternatively, organizations can create a Connection Broker-compatible client from any device running the Windows XP Embedded Operating System or x86 Linux operating systems running JRE 1.5 or above.
Through a partnership with HLW Software Development GmbH, the Leostream Connection Broker provides access to Windows and Linux desktops from popular mobile devices, such as the Apple iPad and iPhone.
Oracle Sun Ray™ Desktop Units
The Leostream Connection Broker provides enriched multimedia support using Oracle’s Sun Ray system. The Connection Broker optimizes the Sun Ray system by automatically redirecting end-users to the Sun Ray Server closest to their assigned desktop, while providing single sign on to that ultimate desktop. The efficient Oracle Appliance link Protocol™ (ALP™) then crosses the high-latency links, while RDP connects the end-user to their remote desktop.
Users can access desktops from Web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer® or Mozilla Firefox®. Web browsers launch connections using any of the following protocols:
- Microsoft ActiveX® RDP
- ICA and HDX
- NoMachine NX
Alternatively, organizations can use any third-party remote viewer that can be launched from a URL. The Leostream Connection Broker loads the remote viewer and signs the user into the remote desktop, without installing remote viewer software.
Hardware and Software-Based PC-over-IP® Technology
Organizations can experience the enhanced graphics capability provided by Teradici PC-over-IP technology using either hardware-based blades and workstations or software-based virtual machines. The Leostream Connection Broker tightly integrates with VMware View™ to support software-baed PCoIP Connections.