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Our Kind of Open: Meet Leostream in Nashville at SUSECON 2019!

I can’t believe we are just one week away from the event we’ve been looking forward to all year – SUSECON 2019 in America’s Music City, Nashville, Tennessee! Not only is it a perfect setting for a week away in April, but we are thrilled to …

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Leostream announces the release of Leostream Connection Broker 9.0.34

March 21, 2019 – Waltham, MA Today, Leostream Corporation announced the release of Leostream Connection Broker 9.0.34. This update to Leostream 9.0 includes some minor bug fixes and some much-anticipated upgrades to the Leostream platform. Key updates include –   Additional Centers – Scale Computing, Red …

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Leostream: Under the Hood of a High-Performance Compute and Visualization Platform

I admit it, we’re not that flashy here at Leostream. We focus on our jobs, our customers, our software and don’t spend a lot of time doubling down on how great we are at doing those things. We prefer to talk about our partners’ and customers’ …

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What’s in a name? The Leostream Story

It’s time to finally address the elephant in the room – how did we end up with such a funny name? It doesn’t seem to have anything to do with, well, anything. VDI? Nope. Remote Access? Nope. Connection Brokers? Nope. The story of how the Leostream …

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enterprise remote access

Enterprise Remote Access for Snow Days: When a VPN Just Won’t Cut It

Well, it’s that time of year again. It seems as though here in Boston we manage to pack the entirety of winter into these last couple weeks – and this year is no exception. As I write this, we are buried under about a foot of …

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Remote Gaming in a Hybrid Cloud: Putting Some Fun in VDI

I love our Leostream customers. They’re a hard-working, friendly, collaborative group, and they come from some very hard-core industries. These companies run the gamut from oil and gas, financial services, healthcare, media and entertainment, and defense, to name a few. I enjoy hearing their stories and …

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Support Blog – Customizing your Leostream Sign In Page

The Leostream 9.0 release modernizes our Connection Broker web interface. As part of that, we made it possible to completely customize and internationalize the look and feel of your Leostream Web browser Login screen. Read on to learn how   Internationalization, AKA, changing the text on …

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leostream for dev-ops teams

Forget the VPN: Key Considerations for Providing Your Dev-Ops Teams with Remote Access to Linux and Windows Sandbox Environments from Any Device

Designing a remote access solution for your essential task workers can is one thing, but developing a remote access solution that makes your devs happy? Well, that’s a horse of a different color. For developers, quick and easy access to sandbox test environments is critical. Even …

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Looking back on 2018 at Leostream

“Wow, where did that year go?” If you’re like me, words like that come out of your mouth at this time every year. To combat that “time flies” feeling, I like to look back at everything we accomplished over the year. A year that’s full may …

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The D in VDI doesn’t stand for what you think

In a previous blog post, I went on a tear explaining why, in today’s world of the hybrid cloud, Leostream is not a VDI company. I still think that’s true if you limit “VDI” to pools of persistent or non-persistent virtual desktops managed exactly the same …

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How Important Is Your Display Protocol, Really?

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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How A Connection Broker Manages Users: The 8 Step Guide [Infographic]

Ever since virtual and hosted desktops emerged, connection brokers have been used to securely connect end-users to resources hosted in the data center. But what’s really going on behind the scenes? In this blog we pull back the curtain to give you some insight into how …

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Hosting Graphic-Rich Applications in the Data Center – Know your options!

In today’s atmosphere of data consolidation and security, it’s important to know that you can store your corporate data in your corporate data center, and still provide users with the access and performance they need. Advancements in workstation and hypervisor technology have made it possible to …

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Taking the “V” out of VDI. Hosting Physical Desktops in the Datacenter

“We must support a mobile workforce.” “Our users insist we embrace a bring-your-own-desktop (BYOD) initiative.” “We must secure our data in the datacenter!” Just about everyone in IT is faced with one or more of these challenges.

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OpenStack VDI and Desktops-as-a-Service – Its time has come!

In recent blogs, I’ve discussed alternatives to VDI that focused on running desktops on dedicated hardware in the data center. But, not all users’ requirements justify the expense of powerful workstations. For task workers and knowledge workers, VDI can be a viable solution. The trick is, …

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3 Ways to Give Control Back to the End User in a Hosted Desktop Environment

I am sitting at my laptop on yet another cold, snowy New England day, conveniently working from home while the plows systematically clear (yet again) the roads. Not so conveniently, I am installing anti-virus software to scan my system for a potential threat I may have …

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Before you begin – 4 things to consider for large-scale VDI

Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) have been around the block, but no matter how many times someone exclaimed, “This is the year of VDI!” that year never came. VDI never went away, either. For some users and certain use cases, VDI remains a viable option for moving …

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Why Use an Independent Connection Broker in your VDI Environment?

In building out a virtual or hosted desktop environment a key part of the equation is how you’re going to pull everything together. Many vendors offer a connection broker as part of a larger VDI management solution. In this scenario, the question becomes why would you …

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The Benefits of a Connection Broker in a Hosted or Virtual Desktop Environment

This blog is part of a series based on our recent eBook on how a connection broker simplifies hosted desktop environments. You can download a copy of the entire eBook here. When moving resources into the data center, whether you are looking to host physical systems or …

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Can OpenStack Break the VMware and Citrix VDI Duopoly?

Are you interested in learning about making OpenStack VDI and DaaS a reality? Watch our webinar for all the details. ————————————————– Of all the well-known names in virtual desktops, two consistently take the cake: VMware and Citrix. Other big players like Microsoft, Oracle, and Red Hat …

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