Connection Broker for Windows and Linux Hosted Desktops

A connection broker lies at the heart of any hosted desktop infrastructure (HDI) or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) project. It's where all the data center pieces are tied together, and all the decisions are made about who can access what and how.

Leostream has focused on connection broker solutions since hosted desktops and virtualized desktops emerged, and provides a complete connection broker solution enabling organizations. The Leostream Connection Broker is a “best-in-class” broker that simply and securely connects end-users with hosted desktops, virtual desktops, applications, and other resources in the data center, enabling access whenever and wherever it is needed.

How the Leostream Connection Broker is Typically Used

Linux Workstations and VDI
The Leostream Connection Broker is the only vendor-independent connection broker to support Linux operating systems in the datacenter. Using Leostream, you can manage Windows and Linux desktops side-by-side, providing users with access to whichever, or both, they need using the display protocol that’s best for their application.

Hosted Desktop Infrastructures (HDI)
A hosted desktop infrastructure (HDI) removes the virtual requirement from a hosted desktop solution, relying instead on dedicated hardware in the datacenter for each use. Leostream manages hosted desktops running on HP ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops (Moonshot) and hosted workstations and blades. Using HDI, you can provide end users with the performance they need while security their data in the data center.

High-Performance Protocols
Leostream supports over ten display protocols, including protocols tailored for systems running graphic-intense applications. Leverage the performance of Teradici PCoIP, HP RGS, or Exceed onDemand to provide each user with the best performance for their application.

How the Connection Broker Works
The Leostream Connection Broker is a vendor-independent virtual appliance that runs on virtualization hosts such as those offered by VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, and Red Hat. It manages the connection of end-users to their desktops and applications without sitting in the data path. IT administrators use the Leostream Connection Broker to establish access control rules that connect end-users to the right resources at the right time, regardless of their location.

The Connection Broker connects end-users directly to physical and virtualized desktops, Terminal Server sessions, and applications according to the user’s profile and the location of the client device. The Leostream Connection Broker integrates with an organization’s directory services, such as Microsoft® Active Directory® and Novell® eDirectory™, to authenticate users and map them to one of the access control rules.

      Virtualized Desktops with the Leostream Connection Broker