We’ve all heard how moving to the cloud can save us money. We trade capital expenses for operating expenses, and this is supposed to fill our pockets with spare change.
Here at Leostream, we have been in the “providing access to desktops and applications that don’t live at your desk” space since the early-2000s. That space has been called many different things since then, but the idea has stayed the same. First, it was called VDI, and everything lived in your on-premises datacenter. If you wanted VDI, most people went straight to the big guys, like VMWare and Citrix.
If your company is like most, you’re no longer satisfied keeping all of your workloads in your own data center. Instead, you look for the best place to host each workload, based on cost and capabilities, whether you’re hosting productivity applications, database servers, or virtual desktops.
At Leostream, we are excited to announce that Avid, makers of Avid Media Composer, has qualified the Leostream Connection Broker to manage Avid Media Composer virtual machines.
We’ve been busy here at Leostream, and somehow January is already coming to a close. With the falling snow reminding me that winter is in full swing, it seems like a good time to reflect on what I see in store for the Cloud-Hosted Desktop and Application Market for the remaining eleven months of 2018.
The chatter around the public cloud is that it’s finally transformed into a real, viable solutions for enterprise compute resources. So, what does that mean for the investment you’ve already made in your data center? Thankfully, it means good things, as the IT world zeros in on the hybrid cloud as a happy medium between the “Put it all in the cloud, yesterday!” movement and the “Keep it secure and keep it in house!” holdouts.
As we approach the end of the holiday season and the beginning of the new year, the team at Leostream took some time to eat, drink, and be merry. More importantly, to reflect on what a productive year 2017 has been and to look forward to all new and exciting developments that 2018 is sure to bring.
In the wake of recent ransomware attacks, such as WannaCry and BadRabbit, and IT environment security is priority number one for the enterprise. IT administrators are taking a closer look at all aspects of their environment to spot potential vulnerabilities. One such vector of attack is the browser, which people are starting to realize is one of the most insecure elements of their IT environment.
This past August, the city of Houston was decimated by Hurricane Harvey. As all of our hearts were with the city of Houston during the storm and subsequent recovery process, Leostream was honored to be selected by the Houston Grand Opera to assist them in their own disaster recovery efforts.