White Papers & Analyst Reports

Key Considerations for Delivering Linux Hosted Desktops
Enterprises around the world are realizing the benefits of hosting open source Linux operating systems in internal datacenters and delivering Linux virtual machines to end users. While most VDI solutions have Microsoft Windows Operating Systems down pat, Linux often gets short-changed. Enter the Leostream Connection Broker, the centralized connection management layer you need to deliver physical and virtual desktops. Using Leostream, you can provide users with access to the right type of desktop, including Linux! This whitepaper discusses four key considerations for handling Linux operating systems in a hosted desktop environment. Download the whitepaper.

Hosted Desktop Solutions with Pixel-Perfect Graphics
Organizations can improve resource utilization and provide pixel-perfect screen rendering through a strategic combination of connection broker and display protocol technologies. Connection brokers, such as the Leostream Connection Broker, provide the policy logic to ensure that users have access to the correct resources and to allow multiple users to share resources. Advanced display protocols, such as OpenText Exceed onDemand, provide innovative designs that deliver complex 2-D and 3-D X Window applications to users, whether they are just down the hallway or halfway across the globe. This whitepaper describes how to combine the Leostream and OpenText solutions to optimize resource utilization and user productivity. Download the whitepaper.

Leostream as a Remote Access Solution
Snow days, sick days, any out-of-the-office days can turn into productive days with the right remote access solution. By using the Leostream Connection Broker to provide users with remote access to their desktops, enterprises can reap the benefits of remote access while securing and managing their desktops using the benefits found in an enterprise-class VDI connection broker. This whitepaper shows how, in five simple steps, you can configure Leostream to provide remote access to your users. Download the whitepaper.

Eight sure signs your workforce needs cloud desktops
Chances are, your workforce utilizes the cloud in one way or another, maybe for their email or CRM system, but what about their desktops? When is the right time to move your workforce's desktops into the cloud? This Leostream Ebook describes eight sure signs that indicate, there's no time like the present. Download the Ebook.

Everything you need to know about cloud desktops as a virtualization solution
Desktop virtualization, and specifically cloud desktops, may well turn out to be the most disruptive innovation to hit the technological market since server virtualization in the 1990s. Cloud desktops recreate the way organizations of all sizes deliver computing resources while streamlining IT management and improving employee productivity and financial outcomes. This Ebook sets the foundation for everything you need to know about cloud desktops as a virtualization solution. Download the Ebook.

Leostream Tip Sheet: The Top 5 Considerations to Address Before Deploying a Large-Scale VDI
Your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) needs to be robust, highly resistant to failure, and flexible enough to meet individual user needs, but there are a host of other questions that need to be addressed in order to ensure a successful VDI rollout. This short guide provides a series of questions related to five areas important for VDI deployment planning including: heterogeneous systems, viewer protocols, authentication and directory services, desktop control, and policies. Download the tip sheet.

451 Group Impact Report: Leostream's Connection Broker v6.0 scales to full Citrix VDI
The 451 Take: "Connection brokers are nearly a commodity these days, since all of the major desktop virtualization vendors already have their own brokering components. Leostream's independent, hypervisor-agnostic product fits well in 'edge cases,' or in datacenters that use multiple virtualization platforms. The company makes the case that all datacenters are, in fact, edge cases, and that its vendor-neutral approach works for everyone. We tend to agree, especially given the current economic downturn, which is curbing, but not halting, overall enterprise IT spending. Investing in an independent connection broker that binds early, exploratory and multivendor VDI projects together means IT departments won't have to bankroll a total datacenter overhaul." Download the 451 Group report.

451 Group Impact Report: Leostream Remains a Lion Among Connection Brokers
Rachel Chalmers, Research Director for Infrastructure Management at the 451 Group recently initiated coverage of Leostream and the Connection Broker with a 451 Impact Report in which she says Leostream is "designed to harness your legacy investments in a lightweight, nonintrusive way. Leostream's open approach should work with what customers have, harnessing (for example) their in-place authentication, load balancing and provisioning tools.
For these reasons, and - significantly - because it's been around long enough to prove it can scale, Leostream is emerging as the broker of choice for cautious, canny customers who need to futureproof their virtual desktop infrastructure." Download the 451 Group report here.

Butler Group Technology Assessment - Leostream Connection Broker 6.0
Leostream Connection Broker 6.0 is a virtual appliance for managing the connections between client devices and back-end systems hosting virtual desktops. It provides centralised resource provisioning, policy creation, management, and enforcement capabilities and supports various clients, virtualisation platforms, hardware platforms, and remote viewing protocols. Leostream Connection Broker has been designed to integrate easily into existing IT environments and provides out-of-the-box support for various IT systems such as Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Networks (SSL VPNs), authentication servers, and directory servers. The product enables centralised management of end-user computing resources, via role-based access to a management console, and importantly aims to provide a seamless end-user experience. Leostream's target market is horizontal, although most of the company's customers belong to highly regulated sectors such as financial services, healthcare, and government. Butler Group believes that Leostream has a solution that is well suited to its target market and is particularly applicable to organisations with heterogeneous multi-vendor, multi-technology virtual environments. Download the Butler Group report.