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

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 …

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Making VDI Work: How To Design the Ideal VDI or Hosted Desktop Solution

This post is part one of the “Making VDI Work” blog series by Leostream CEO Karen Gondoly. Click here to read part two “Thing to Consider about Client Devices”. 

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

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 …

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Making VDI Work: Things To Consider About Client Devices

This post is part two of the “Making VDI Work” blog series by Leostream CEO Karen Gondoly. Cick here to read part one “How to Design the Ideal VDI or Hosted Desktop Solution”. Click here to read part three “Choosing A Display Protocol“. 

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Can’t Fix What Isn’t Brokered Volume Two: When Desktop Provisioning Never Stopped!

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 …

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The Rise of Microsoft Azure as a VDI Platform

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 …

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

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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Making VDI Work: Choosing A Display Protocol

This post is part three of the “Making VDI Work” blog series by Leostream CEO Karen Gondoly. Click here to read part two “Things to Consider About Client Devices” or part four “How To Mobilize Your Workforce With VDI and Hosted Resources“

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Maximizing Hardware Resources for Graphics-Intense Workloads with VMware VMotion

As hardware costs rise, organizations and IT professionals need solutions to maximize resources and minimize costs –  all without sacrificing user experience. This can be a tall order when your users are graphics-heavy power users whose hardware requirements come with a 4-figure price tag.  Making the …

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Orchestrating VDI Workflows: What Does That Really Mean?

The other week, while giving a demonstration of our VDI management platform, I tossed out the word “orchestration”. It’s a term you often hear from organizations that are moving resources into the cloud. Invoking the orchestration card, however, brought on the question of how, exactly, our platform …

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5 Open Source Display Protocols to Lower the Cost of VDI

VDI was supposed to save us money. By virtualizing desktops, we mobilized the workforce, maximized resource utilization, and reduced hardware costs. So, the cost-savings had to follow naturally, right? Well, once those pesky licensing fees started to add up, suddenly that big money-saving VDI initiative became …

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OpenStack VDI: 3 Important Lessons from OpenStack Summit Boston

Earlier this month, OpenStack Summit was conveniently held in Leostream’s back yard of Boston. I took the opportunity to avoid my Waltham commute, attend a particularly interesting session, and participate in some great follow-up conversations centered on OpenStack VDI. Here’s what I learned. 

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Making VDI Work: How To Mobilize Your Workforce with VDI and Hosted Resources

This blog is part four of the “Making VDI Work” blog series. If you’d like to learn more about how to make VDI work for your organization, check out our previous installments How to Design the Ideal VDI or Hosted Desktop Solution, Things to Consider about Client Devices, …

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Top 15 Things To Consider When Deploying VDI or DaaS

Today, Leostream is celebrating 15 years in the VDI space. In tech years, that is nearly a lifetime of watching new technologies come and go. 15 years ago, VDI was barely more than a proof of concept, and many thought the tech would never go mainstream. …

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Performance without the Price Tag: Using RDP and RemoteFX for Graphics-Intense Workloads On-Prem and in Azure

As enterprises move away from traditional full-stack VDI and trend towards deconstructed VDI, IT professionals are faced with new challenges when designing a solution that fits all their users’ needs and workflows.  

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Application Nostalgia: How To Use VDI to Run Legacy Business Apps

Last night, Microsoft announced that it would discontinue shipping Microsoft Paint in the newest Windows 10 upgrade, scheduled for release this September. The internet outrage was swift and fierce, as millions mourned the death of an application that, for many, was the first application we ever …

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How to Leverage VDI and DaaS to Maximize CPU and Deliver Cost-Effective HPC Machines

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 …

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Making VDI Work: Choosing The Ideal VDI Hosting Platform

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“, …

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Chromebooks: The Ultimate Secure VDI and DaaS Client?

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: Authenticating Users

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 …

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