Welcome to the latest Leostream Blog Series: Can’t Fix What Isn’t Brokered (please forgive the bad puns, we can’t help ourselves). In this blog series, we’ll be covering our most frequently encountered use cases, and how the Leostream Connection Broker streamlines user workflows for nearly any VDI environment. With 15 years’ experience in the VDI space, we’ve seen it all, and have adapted our Broker to manage it all. This blog series is our greatest hits album of most loved features and how the Leostream Connection Broker is ready to handle just about any use case.
Are you planning to build a VDI or hosted desktop solution? If so, be prepared. The path to a VDI solution that works is often riddled with questions.
Alongside our Connection Broker 8.2 launch earlier this year, we were pleased to announce the addition of the Leostream Gateway into the Leostream suite of virtualization solutions. The Leostream Gateway supports RDP, HTML5 RDP, and HP Remote Graphics Software connections to any desktop managed by the Leostream Connection Broker, without requiring an IP address that is accessible from the client device.
When it comes to cloud computing platforms, Microsoft Azure is by no means the new kid on the block. In fact, with all the planned expansion efforts, Microsoft is aiming to take over the world. It’s no secret that this platform has transformed many industries across all corners of the globe and it’s certainly bringing big changes to the VDI space. While many small businesses have found it easy to adopt cloud desktops or Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), larger organizations – especially those with high graphics needs have struggled to make it work. Until now, that is.
It's the most wonderful time of year! One of our favorite traditions is to review trends from the past twelve months and look ahead at what's coming down the pipeline. The article below, written by our CEO, Karen Gondoly, was recently featured in Virtual Strategy Magazine. Have a read for five VDI trends to keep tabs on in the New Year!
I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t be more excited about some of the recent advances in the VDI space. Having been in this business for almost ten years, I’ve seen many changes take place. In 2016 alone, we saw the potential of OpenStack as a platform for virtual desktops, a plethora of new technology geared towards hosting graphics heavy workloads, increased OS diversity, the emergence of new vendors and even the end of well-known products like vWorkspace.
Today, we were are pleased to announce a new version of our connection broker, which helps organizations deploy large-scale hosted and virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI). Version 8.2 builds on an already comprehensive suite of user-session management tools, comprising of plans, policies, and pooling options that give IT complete control over their hosted resources.
A major highlight of the release is the all-new Leostream Gateway for browser-based access to remote desktops, making it even easier to launch connections.
A connection broker is absolutely critical in the design of any large-scale hosted desktop environment — but sometimes this piece of software doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Last week, Leostream set out to change all of that by launching a new webinar that puts the spotlight on this technology.
Resource provisioning, monitoring, and optimization – these topics are all very relevant to any hosted desktop initiative. Especially if you’re rolling out a large-scale deployment with several moving parts.
When designing your hosted or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), sooner or later you’ll need to decide how to assign resources to end users and manage their connections. You could hard-assign desktops to users and create links or shortcuts that the user clicks to access their desktop. But, that solution will never scale. Plus, if you are trying to share applications and desktops, hard-assigning desktops to a user doesn’t help you maximize resource usage. So what do you do? You turn to a connection broker to solve the complex issues associated with how users connect to hosted desktops and how these desktop connections are managed.
What do s’mores and VDI have in common? Perhaps more than you would expect. A new article, featured in Virtual Strategy Magazine, examines the trend towards the shrinking datacenter through the eyes of a former pastry chef (our CEO). The story is about having your cake and eating it too by deconstructing the VDI environment. Have a read!
Earlier this week, Karen Gondoly, the CEO of Leostream, shared her take on four ways to host graphically demanding applications in the datacenter. The article, which was published in IT Infra World’s most recent magazine on data center infrastructure, covers everything from traditional approaches like hosting workstations with dedicated hardware to cutting edge solutions like virtualized GPU.