Academy of Art University Case Study

With over 56% of students enrolled online, the Academy of Art University has been on the forefront of remote learning.  To centralize remote access connections to its campus lab environments, the Academy began utilizing the Leostream Platform. Leostream has been instrumental in recreating the entire on-site experience with each remote lab station while ensuring large on-site technology investments are fully utilized.

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  • Why the University chose Leostream over other desktop brokering solutions

  • Enabling graphics-rich workloads for students running high-power workstations

  • Specific features within Leostream that allowed the University to support its diverse curriculum and facilities 

  • How a short-term challenge of facilitating distance learning will turn into a long-term solution for remote access

  • Why the System Administrator’s answer is always, “Yes” whenever asked if something is possible with a Leostream brokered lab

Belmont University, a Nashville-based liberal arts school, is committed to providing its students with innovative resources. To enable 24/7 remote access connections to its media and entertainment learning labs, the University turned to Leostream. The Leostream platform streamlines administrative functions through a centralized dashboard while offering an intuitive login for students to launch high power workstations.

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  • How the University eliminated the need for VPNs by leveraging the Leostream Gateway
  • Ways the Leostream Connection Broker simplifies IT administrative tasks related to on-boarding students and allocating of resources
  • The overall timeline of the deployment and how a quick implementation supported students during COVID-19 induced distance learning
  • Why the University’s IT specialist calls Leostream a “Perfect Solution”

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PGS achieved enhanced flexibility and productivity as well as significantly improved
collaboration and security with the RVIZ solution

Empowering employees to work anytime, anywhere with GPU-accelerated virtual workstations. How PGS overhauled operations with the Remote Visualization solution from Lenovo, NVIDIA, Red Hat, Mechdyne, Leostream, and PCPC Direct, ensuring that the interpretation team can always collaborate and work efficiently.


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IT Service Provider moves on-premises VMware Horizon VDI to cloud-based VDI in AWS with Leostream

As a solutions provider managing both on-premises and cloud-hosted environments, Dewpoint assists their customers with design and implementation of a variety of technology solutions, including virtual desktop infrastructures. Recently, one of their VDI customers wanted to “get out of the data center business” and move their VDI deployment to the cloud. To support this customer, Dewpoint designed and developed their “Next Gen VDI” offering, which allowed their customers to save money and improve efficiency by leveraging the cloud as a hosting platform for VDI, managed by Leostream and in partnership with Teradici and Liquidware.

Key Challenges

  • Operating costs of on-premises VMware Horizon VDI had become prohibitive for the client due to data center costs
  • Amazon Workspaces did not meet the client requirements for time-to-deploy new VMs
  • Any new solution needed to be deployed on AWS EC2 cloud infrastructure and leverage existing Teradici PCoIP Zero Clients

Key Benefits

  • Reduced operating costs associated with an on-premises datacenter by moving to AWS
  • Maintained business continuity by preserving user profiles
  • Provided anywhere access to IT assets
  • Leveraged the PCoIP Zero Clients they already loved!

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Monash University Implements Open Source VDI Solution with Leostream and OpenStack

In 2016, Monash University set out to expand their online learning programs, as well as support department research, by providing virtual desktops to their psychology department. At the time, they leveraged OpenStack as a research cloud and, in an effort to support open source technology, decided to continue to leverage OpenStack for their virtual desktops.

Key Challenges

  • The university needed to provide virtual desktops to their psychology department, in a push for online learning.
  • They wanted to leverage their existing OpenStack research cloud but found VMware and Citrix do not offer an integrated OpenStack VDI solution.
  • It was not a viable option, in terms of cost or on-site resources, to install an entirely new VMware deployment, so they needed a tool that could manage all their virtual desktops on OpenStack

Key BenefitsProvides virtual desktops to students and professors

  • Reduces costs
  • Manages user access
  • Improves security and control
  • Incurs no additional licensing fees
  • Supports rapid deployment of virtual desktops on OpenStack

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Harlingen WaterWorks System Rides Wave of Transformative VDI Performance and Reliability with Scale Computing, Leostream and Liquidware

A user of VDI technology for over six years, HWWS had lately become frustrated with the service levels and support response times of its previous VDI supplier. Having been presented with typical support response windows of 1-2 days, which occasionally stretched up to a week, John McKenna, IT director, Harlingen WaterWorks System and his team, took the decision to look for a new VDI solution.

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  • Infrastructure management time reduced by 30 percent
  • Rapid, trouble-free implementation
  • Simplified IT infrastructure and VDI management delivers improved performance and throughput
  • Ability to take snapshots on the Scale Computing HC3 platform every hour improves backup and protects Harlingen from potential impact of ransomware attack

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Leostream and Scale Computing enabled Paris Hospital to streamline its IT management time and budget by consolidating and centralizating its users’ desktops, while delivering end-users mobility and the freedom to access virtual desktops anytime, from anywhere, on any device.

Paris Community Hospital was seeking to simplify the management of its IT assets and reduce the time and effort expended on maintaining the environment. With an IT department of four staff to manage 500 machines, the organization was finding it difficult to provide timely and efficient service to users.

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  • Simplified IT infrastructure and VDI management with improved performance 
  • Reduced costs and no additional license fees
  • Improved security and control particularly around compliance
  • Rapid deployment of virtual desktops – cut from a week to two hours
  • Cost efficient – other solutions required double the IT management staff

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Using Leostream, the Hammers Company, Inc. seamlessly deploys a virtual desktop infrastructure solution to provide engineers with high-performance connections to Microsoft Windows and Linux virtual machines

Tasked with virtualizing existing Microsoft Windows and Linux desktops in a highly-secure and mission control room for the US Geological Survey at NASA Goddard Space Flight center, the Hammers Company turned to Leostream to manage everything from a single pane of glass.

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  • Support for high-performance display protocols
  • The ability to manage a heterogenous environment
  • Granular policy assignment 

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Portugal Telecom Uses Leostream Connection Broker to Connect Virtual Desktops to Thousands of End-Users and Handle Call Center Peaks

Large communications company supports 9,000 end-users, many of whom work in its call centers with VDI.
Portugal Telecom (PT), the largest telecommunications provider in Portugal, turned to a hosted VDI model to solve a problem it was facing in its call centers. The inclusions of the Leostream Connection Broker enabled IT managers to maximize the value of existing IT investments by easily integrating an array of clients, back-end systems and viewers to create a hosted VDI.

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  • Administrative ease-of-management
  • End-user ease-of-use
  • Support for Linux
  • Enterprise-class scalability
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