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Passing the Baton from HP Session Allocation Manager (SAM) to Leostream

  This blog post is part of a series on supporting power users in a hosted desktop environment. Check out our other posts on mobilizing the workforce, lowering IT costs by sharing applications, and hosting linux applications. You can also learn more by watching our on-demand webinar on delivering …

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MSP Success with DaaS – What NOT to Overlook

In my job at Leostream, I chat with MSPs often about desktops-as-a-service. These days most have gotten the hint that they need innovative ways to centrally manage desktops in the world of BYOD and mobility.  In situations where traditional VDI has been cast aside for being …

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Deploying OpenStack VDI without Compromise to Security or User-Experience

  Summertime! I hope you’re reading this blog from the beach; perhaps I even saw you while I was there. Just don’t let all the sun and fun distract you from the exciting things that are happening in the VDI space!

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Turning OpenStack into a VDI powerhouse [WEBINAR]

For years IT departments have turned to OpenStack for controlling large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources, and now, the open source software is making its mark on the world of VDI and DaaS.  Have you ever wondered how OpenStack can be used to build …

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The Building Blocks of OpenStack VDI and DaaS

Time and time again, IT departments have turned to OpenStack for controlling large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources. Have you ever wondered how the opensource powerhouse can be used to build virtual desktop environments or to deploy desktops-as-a-service? If you’re looking for an alternative …

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Delivering Graphics-Rich Remote Workstations – Combining a Protocol and Connection Broker

In a world where data consolidation and security are high on IT priority lists, 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 …

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Linux isn’t new. So, why is your VDI solution?

We’ve known it for years, and maybe you have, too! Sometimes you just can’t beat Linux. If you work in any number of high tech industries, such as oil and gas, semiconductor design, media and entertainment, manufacturing, and more, you probably rely on complex applications that …

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Free Download – OpenStack VDI Reference Architecture

For years, organizations around the world have deployed virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) or offered desktops-as-a-service using full-stack, proprietary solutions. For many, however, the high cost of these solutions poses too large a barrier, and VDI adoption stalled at levels well below analyst predictions. In our new, …

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Healthcare VDI: Managing a Compliant Desktop Infrastructure [Free Whitepaper]

No matter the industry, there are several draws to implementing virtual desktops, including quick and efficient workstation provisioning, mobile support for a variety of devices, and centralized application delivery. In particular, the healthcare sector is an area where virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has provided a competitive …

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Implementing VDI to Benefit Hospital Productivity

As the healthcare industry continues to digitize its paper-based processes, IT departments are putting more energy into maintaining a secure desktop environment.  With virtual desktop adoption poised to reach 65% by 2016, many organizations have turned to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to centrally host data and …

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Quick Recipe for Serving up Linux Virtual Desktops

Happy Thanksgiving, blog followers! For me, party prep for tomorrow’s big feast is already in full swing and I have cooking on my mind! In the spirit of recipe sharing, I wanted to post a new Leostream favorite. It’s not exactly a Thanksgiving staple, but in …

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4 Reasons Why OpenStack is VDI’s Newest Darling

Note: this post was originally written by our COO, Karen Gondoly for the Mirantis blog. With their permission, we are reposting on the Leostream site for our followers to enjoy!  —- “We must support a mobile workforce.” “Our users insist we embrace a bring-your own-desktop (BYOD) initiative.” …

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Want to provide Workspaces-as-a-Service (meaning, Desktops-as-a-Service)? Maybe the public cloud (meaning, Amazon) is for you!

There’s no denying it, the as-a-Service market is booming! Go ahead, Google “as a service market” and just watch all the predictions roll in. From big data, to disaster recovery, to software, to desktops, if you’re a Managed Service Provider (MSP) you can define an offering …

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Amazon Workspaces – Is it Really a Full Desktops-as-a-Service Solution?

It’s been nearly two years since I first heard rumors about Amazon Workspaces, the AWS foray into Desktops-as-a-Service. Amazon Workspaces is a nifty little solution for spinning up some desktops. Maybe nifty, however, isn’t good enough in the world of DaaS – certainly “little” isn’t. Although …

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Navigating Microsoft Licensing for DaaS

When it comes to delivering Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), one of the most important (and downright confusing) aspects to navigate is Microsoft Windows Licensing. Why? Well, if you’re a service provider looking to charge customers to run their Windows desktops then you need to make sure the desktops …

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Provisioning Desktops? Try our new “Domain Join” feature.

You asked for it, we built it. Our new feature makes it easy for Active Directory users to log in. Brokering desktop connections is the bedrock of all that we do here at Leostream and we take that job very seriously – especially when it comes to …

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Introducing the Leostream RPM and Version 8.1 New Features

They say that good things come in small packages. With the release of our latest software version we couldn’t agree more! The Leostream Connection Broker is now available as an easy-to-download RPM. It can be installed on a 64-bit CentOS 6.7 minimal or Red Hat Enterprise …

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What can WebAssembly do for the HTML5 VDI client?

Spring is in the air, and HTML5 VDI clients are popping up like daisies. Actually, they’ve been popping up for a while, now. Over recent years, many of the players in the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) space have built customized HTML5 clients for accessing remote desktops …

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Leveraging Remote Display Protocols with Leostream [Guide]

Selecting the right remote display protocol is an important part of every hosted desktop initiative. There are many options to choose from that span a wide range of visualization needs, from Microsoft RDP to PCoIP, and everything in between. Fortunately, with help from the Leostream Connection Broker, …

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4 Real World Industries using Linux Virtual Desktops

Linux is not only a playground for developers, but key for a subset of employees and use cases across a variety of industries. If you work in any number of high tech fields, such as semiconductor design, media and entertainment, government, education, and more, you probably …

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