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Using a Connection Broker to Support Mixed Virtual and Physical Environments Side-by-Side

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 most people think about a connection broker, they think about VDI. The different virtualization vendors …

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Has KVM Won the OpenStack Hypervisor War? (If you can call it a war!)

Mastering the potential of the public or a private cloud is probably a hot topic around your IT department’s water cooler. And, where there are conversations about cloud, there are often conversations about OpenStack.

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OpenStack for MSPs – Bringing Software-Defined Data Centers to Desktops-as-a-Service

———– Let’s say you’re an MSP and you want to add desktops to the list of hosted services you already provide. How do you design your data center so you can easily offer and manage all of these services side-by-side? Simple, use OpenStack in your software …

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Mobilizing the Workforce – How to Handle Task, Knowledge, and Power Users

Not only is the workforce getting more mobile, they’re getting more demanding. It’s not enough to allow users to work from where ever they want by giving them a laptop, they want to work from whatever device they want, too. What’s an IT department to do? …

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A Close Look at OpenStack and its Potential for Cloud Hosted Desktops [Blog Roundup]

If you’re an avid reader of our blog, you may have noticed our recent focus on OpenStack and its potential for hosted desktop environments.  Missed our recent posts? Fear not! You’ve come to the right place as this blog summarizes what was covered in order to …

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How to Lower IT Costs for Power Users? – Hint: Share those expensive applications!

This blog post is part of a series on supporting power users in a hosted desktop environment. Check out our first blog on Mobilizing the Workforce – How to Handle Task, Knowledge, and Power Users. You can also learn more by watch our on-demand webinar on delivering …

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Hosting Linux-based applications? Eliminate worry with the tried and true!

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 and lowering IT costs by sharing applications. You can also learn more by watch our on-demand webinar on delivering mission critical applications …

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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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