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Webinar Recap: Graphics-Rich Applications at Cloud Scale with Azure and Leostream

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2017 9:40:08 AM / by Jamie Sullivan posted in Azure

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This past Thursday, I sat down with Leostream CEO Karen Gondoly to discuss hosting graphics-rich applications in Microsoft® Azure® Clouds in our latest webinar – “Graphics-Rich Applications at Cloud Scale with Azure and Leostream.”

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The Rise of Microsoft Azure as a VDI Platform

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 17, 2017 10:49:07 AM / by Karen Gondoly posted in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Azure

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No one can deny that, for years, Amazon Web Services has dominated the public cloud market. If you need a service in the cloud – storage, backup, compute, DevOps, you name it – AWS has a service for you. But, while Amazon Workspaces provides a baseline for VDI in the public cloud, I’ve neither seen nor heard a stampede of organizations rushing to put their desktop workloads in the cloud. Why is that?

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Announcing: The Leostream Juju Charm Now In Public Beta!

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2017 10:01:53 AM / by Jamie Sullivan posted in Cloud Desktops, Linux, Juju, DaaS

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Today, we are pleased to announce our partners at Canonical have released the public beta of their Juju Marketplace where users can test drive the new Leostream Juju charm, along with many other third party charms, for a complete hosted desktop solution you can deploy in a snap.

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Can't Fix What Isn't Brokered Volume Two: When Desktops Attack!

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 10, 2017 6:05:00 AM / by Jamie Sullivan posted in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Can't Fix What Isn't Brokered, Azure, Cloud Hosted Desktops

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Remember Mickey in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice when he is tasked to carry heavy buckets of water to fill up the Sorcerer’s pool? Mickey is exhausted and dismayed – until he discovers the Sorcerer’s wand and learns about the magic of automation! He enchants a broom to do the heavy lifting for him. Mickey sits back and relaxes while his broom does all the work – until that broom becomes many brooms who carry bucket after bucket, filling the pool until it becomes an overflowing tidal wave, sweeping him away!

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And the Oscar goes to... Leostream!

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2017 2:03:15 PM / by Jamie Sullivan posted in Can't Fix What Isn't Brokered

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Today, we are pleased to announce the release of our newest video in the Can't Fix What Isn't Brokered series! This video is the follow up to Volume One: Assigning Multiple Pools to a Single Policy. In this video, we give step-by-step instructions on how administrators can use the Leostream Connection Broker to give users within a single policy access to multiple types of pools! 

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Making VDI Work Volume 2: Client Devices

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 3, 2017 7:08:13 AM / by Karen Gondoly posted in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

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If you’re back for volume two of our “Making VDI Work” blog series, it’s safe to say you’re thinking
about, or engaged in, building a hosted desktop solution. By a show of hands, how many of you
started by thinking about the “V”, or what it is you’re hosting? (Remember, that “V” doesn’t have to be virtual; you can host physical machines, RDS, etc., but we’ll cover that in a later edition!)

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Can't Fix What Isn't Brokered: Volume One -Assigning Multiple Pools to One Policy

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2017 12:47:36 PM / by Jamie Sullivan

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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.

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Making VDI Work: A Leostream Blog Series -Volume 1

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Karen Gondoly posted in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

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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.  

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HP RGS Connections to all your Desktop Resources, Anywhere, Anytime with the Leostream Gateway

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2017 4:22:48 PM / by Jamie Sullivan

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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.

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How to Supercharge Microsoft Azure for Graphics Rich VDI

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2017 8:02:00 AM / by Dana Bull

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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.

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