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4 Things You Need to Know About Building and Deploying a Hybrid Cloud Environment

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 17, 2018 6:05:00 AM / by Jamie Sullivan

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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. 

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Leostream End of Year Recap: 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 22, 2017 11:38:33 AM / by Jamie Sullivan

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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.

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Browser in the Cloud: The Evolution of Secure Browsing

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 13, 2017 2:47:31 PM / by Jamie Sullivan

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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.

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How the Leostream Connection Broker Helped the Houston Grand Opera Stay Connected in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2017 2:38:39 PM / by Jamie Sullivan

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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.

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How to Implement an Effective Multi-Cloud VDI, DaaS, or Hosted Application Strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2017 11:28:46 AM / by Jamie Sullivan

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Gone are the days of the entirely on-prem VDI stack. The vast majority of organizations have moved to the cloud in some capacity or another – largely AWS. Implementing an effective multi-cloud strategy can be the key to long-term hosted desktop or application success. By leveraging the best of on-prem, in conjunction with multiple public cloud platforms, you can have best-in-class performance while maximizing cost savings. In other words, have your cake and eat it too!

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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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