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Making VDI Work: Authenticating Users

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2017 11:38:24 AM / by Karen Gondoly posted in making vdi work

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This is part six of the "Making VDI Work" blog series by Leostream CEO Karen Gondoly. Click here to read part five "Choosing the Ideal VDI Hosting Platform", part four "How to Mobilize Your Workforce with VDI and Hosted Resources", part three "Choosing A Display Protocol", part two "Things to Consider About Client Devices", or part one "How to Design the Ideal VDI or Hosted Desktop Solution". 

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Chromebooks: The Ultimate Secure VDI and DaaS Client?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2017 10:24:22 AM / by Jamie Sullivan posted in Desktop as a Service (DaaS), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Cloud Security

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In a market dominated by brand-name laptops with a four-figure sticker price, often with high-powered compute that is largely wasted on its most frequent end users (do we really need $1200 Facebook and email machines??), the humble Chromebook remains relatively unknown to the average non-techie user.

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Making VDI Work: Choosing The Ideal VDI Hosting Platform

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM / by Karen Gondoly posted in making vdi work

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This is part five of the "Making VDI Work" blog series by Leostream CEO Karen Gondoly. Click here to read part four "How to Mobilize Your Workforce with VDI and Hosted Resources", part three "Choosing A Display Protocol", part two "Things to Consider About Client Devices", or part one "How to Design the Ideal VDI or Hosted Desktop Solution". 

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How to Leverage VDI and DaaS to Maximize CPU and Deliver Cost-Effective HPC Machines

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM / by Jamie Sullivan

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GPUs, CPUs, and VDI, oh my! GPUs get all the credit for rendering stunning displays for fancy graphics-intense applications. However, CPUs are the true unsung heroes of the high-performance computing (HPC) that solves some of the biggest, most complex problems of our time. By maximizing CPU usage using cloud-hosted or on-prem VDI, you can deliver a virtual HPC machine, anywhere, anytime, for a fraction of the cost.

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How Important Is Your Display Protocol, Really?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2017 5:10:19 PM / by Karen Gondoly posted in Display Protocol

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The answer? It depends. Leostream CEO Karen Gondoly discusses when that expensive, high-performance display protocol really does matter, and when free will work just fine. 

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Application Nostalgia: How To Use VDI to Run Legacy Business Apps

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 25, 2017 3:52:54 PM / by Jamie Sullivan posted in Legacy Applications

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Last night, Microsoft announced that it would discontinue shipping Microsoft Paint in the newest Windows 10 upgrade, scheduled for release this September. The internet outrage was swift and fierce, as millions mourned the death of an application that, for many, was the first application we ever used on a PC. From cropping screenshots, to low-quality memes, to recreating a masterpiece, MS Paint simplicity and flexibility has made it a technology staple for simple image editing for 32 years.

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Performance without the Price Tag: Using RDP and RemoteFX for Graphics-Intense Workloads On-Prem and in Azure

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2017 11:59:29 AM / by Jamie Sullivan

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As enterprises move away from traditional full-stack VDI and trend towards deconstructed VDI, IT professionals are faced with new challenges when designing a solution that fits all their users’ needs and workflows.  

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Top 15 Things To Consider When Deploying VDI or DaaS

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Jamie Sullivan posted in Desktop as a Service (DaaS), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Healthcare VDI

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Today, Leostream is celebrating 15 years in the VDI space. In tech years, that is nearly a lifetime of watching new technologies come and go. 15 years ago, VDI was barely more than a proof of concept, and many thought the tech would never go mainstream. Our founders thought differently, and here we are, 15 years later, still managing thousands of VDI and DaaS implementations in both the private datacenter and in the cloud, with a wealth of knowledge of just about every VDI or DaaS use case you can dream up. In honor of those 15 years of VDI greatness, here are the top 15 things to consider when deploying a new VDI or DaaS solution.

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Making VDI Work: How To Mobilize Your Workforce with VDI and Hosted Resources

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2017 1:20:41 PM / by Karen Gondoly posted in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), making vdi work, Hosted Resources

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This blog is part four of the "Making VDI Work" blog series. If you'd like to learn more about how to make VDI work for your organization, check out our previous installments How to Design the Ideal VDI or Hosted Desktop SolutionThings to Consider about Client Devices, and Choosing A Display Protocol

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OpenStack VDI: 3 Important Lessons from OpenStack Summit Boston

[fa icon="calendar'] May 25, 2017 7:29:29 AM / by Karen Gondoly

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Earlier this month, OpenStack Summit was conveniently held in Leostream’s back yard of Boston. I took the opportunity to avoid my Waltham commute, attend a particularly interesting session, and participate in some great follow-up conversations centered on OpenStack VDI. Here’s what I learned. 

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