Efficient and Manageable VDI: The Next Generation of Desktop and Application Deployment

Lowering costs, improving security, and increasing worker productivity are all on the minds of today’s IT professionals. Traditional PC deployments are costly to maintain and difficult to secure, forcing organizations to move their computing resources into the data center. But, virtualizing desktops and applications isn’t enough. IT administrators need easy and efficient means to deliver computing resources to their end-users.

The Leostream Hosted Desktop Solution
The Leostream Connection Broker provides the centralized connection management layer you need to deliver computing resources to your end-user community. It simplifies the creation of a unified hosted desktop environment from even the most complex IT architectures. As you move from a purely physical to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), the Leostream Connection Broker gives you the flexibility to repurpose your existing network, resulting in a VDI that can integrate 100% of your desktops and applications in the data center and fully support future expansion.

The Leostream Connection Broker includes:

  • The Connection Broker: A virtual appliance that manages and assigns hosted virtual desktops and applications to end-users. Administrators use the Connection Broker Web interface to define the managed resources and the access control policies that connect end-users to those resources.
  • The Leostream Agent: When installed on each hosted desktops, the Leostream Agent provides the Connection Broker with information about the connection status of remote users to the desktops. The Leostream Agent is a critical component when using Leostream for USB management and multi-monitor support.
  • Leostream Connect: The Leostream Connect client allows organizations to repurpose fat desktops and laptops as clients to log into hosted desktops, lowering the cost of VDI deployments. Leostream Connect provides client-side single sign-on and run-as-shell modes, to lock down and hide the fat client's operating system from the end user.

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