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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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How to Implement an Effective Multi-Cloud VDI, DaaS, or Hosted Application Strategy

Gone are the days of the entirely on-prem VDI stack. The vast majority of organizations have moved to the cloud in some capacity or another – largely AWS. Implementing an effective multi-cloud strategy can be the key to long-term hosted desktop or application success. By leveraging …

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How the Leostream Connection Broker Helped the Houston Grand Opera Stay Connected in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

This past August, the city of Houston was decimated by Hurricane Harvey. As all of our hearts were with the city of Houston during the storm and subsequent recovery process, Leostream was honored to be selected by the Houston Grand Opera to assist them in their …

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Browser in the Cloud: The Evolution of Secure Browsing

In the wake of recent ransomware attacks, such as WannaCry and BadRabbit, and IT environment security is priority number one for the enterprise. IT administrators are taking a closer look at all aspects of their environment to spot potential vulnerabilities. One such vector of attack is …

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Leostream End of Year Recap: 2017

As we approach the end of the holiday season and the beginning of the new year, the team at Leostream took some time to eat, drink, and be merry. More importantly, to reflect on what a productive year 2017 has been and to look forward to …

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4 Things You Need to Know About Building and Deploying a Hybrid Cloud Environment

The chatter around the public cloud is that it’s finally transformed into a real, viable solutions for enterprise compute resources. So, what does that mean for the investment you’ve already made in your data center? Thankfully, it means good things, as the IT world zeros in …

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The Hybrid Cloud Hosted Desktop and Application Market is Heating Up. 3 Major Predictions for 2018

We’ve been busy here at Leostream, and somehow January is already coming to a close. With the falling snow reminding me that winter is in full swing, it seems like a good time to reflect on what I see in store for the Cloud-Hosted Desktop and …

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Avid Qualifies the Leostream Connection Broker to Manage Avid Media Composer Virtual Machines Hosted in Hybrid Clouds

At Leostream, we are excited to announce that Avid, makers of Avid Media Composer, has qualified the Leostream Connection Broker to manage Avid Media Composer virtual machines.

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