Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software simplifies management.

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Integrating with existing datacenter infrastructure, Leostream Connection Broker v6.1 has policies allowing administrators to offer as many resources as needed, with limits settable for number of machines that can be assigned. It includes metrics report, providing information on disk usage and load averages, as well as web browser access to Citrix XenApp. Wake-on-LAN feature can turn on machines from remote locations and bulk delete, refresh, and release actions are also provided.



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Leostream Simplifies VDI Management with Latest Release of Industry's Leading Vendor-Neutral Connection Broker



New Features in Connection Broker 6.1 Include Enhanced Policy and Reporting, "Wake-on-LAN" for Physical Machines, and Web Access to Citrix XenApp

WALTHAM, Mass., July 13 / / - Leostream(TM) Corporation, a leading developer of virtual hosted desktop software, today announced new functionality has been added to its industry-leading, vendor-neutral connection broker that simplifies the management of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Already the most effective technology of its kind for VDI deployments in heterogeneous environments, the Leostream Connection Broker 6.1 now also features enhanced policy and reporting capabilities, power control for physical machines, Web browser access to Citrix XenApp applications, and bulk delete, refresh and release actions for even easier IT administration.

The latest version closely follows the April release of the Leostream Connection Broker 6.0. Leostream's goal has long been to anticipate market demand for virtualization solutions and continually build upon its already mature connection management technology to meet this demand. This is especially important for enterprises that need to handle the multi-vendor environments that invariably exist in larger-scale virtualization projects. As a result, the Leostream Connection Broker provides organizations with the capability to integrate existing technology easily and achieve the maximum ROI for end-user computing.

The Leostream Connection Broker, delivered as a virtual appliance, is the software management layer that ties desktop images in the data center to users' thin client, laptop, desktop or Web interface. It allows enterprises to provide end-users with a virtual desktop experience equal or superior to traditional desktops. End-users can access their virtual desktop from any machine, regardless of location, due to the technology's ability to direct users to their own virtual desktop image. IT managers can also maximize the virtualization of existing resources by easily integrating an array of clients, back-end systems and viewers. Additionally, the product integrates with existing data center infrastructure without changes, including authentication services and SSL VPN systems, and provides a rich set of policies for the exact implementation of business rules for users and machines.

Particular highlights of Leostream Connection Broker 6.1 include:

- Policy Enhancements: Expanded flexibility of policies offers "granular
customization" to suit an enterprise's precise needs.

- Policies can now be applied to hard-assigned desktops, providing
consistent policy application for all types of machine assignment.

- Policies now allow administrators to offer as many resources as
desired to the end-user, but can limit the number of machines
actually assigned to a set limit, improving control of license
usage.

- Power control and release policies make it easier to reuse power
and assignment options.

- Enhanced Reporting: New reporting features have been added to give IT
greater insight and control. A metrics report provides information on
disk usage and load averages for all Connection Brokers in a cluster,
with another report summarizing the setup of all policies.

- Web Browser Access to Citrix XenApp: An extension of the Connection
Broker's current XenApp functionality, end-users can now launch Citrix
XenApp desktops and applications via the Connection Broker Web
browser.

- Access and Power Control for Physical Machines: The Connection Broker
can make Microsoft SMS server calls to power up physical machines.
This Wake-on-LAN feature allows users the convenience of starting and
accessing physical machines from remote locations, while providing
enterprises with greater control over power use.

- Bulk Actions for Improved IT Management: Bulk delete, refresh and
release actions bring improved ease-of-use to IT administrators.

"Because we offer a scalable, secure, and vendor-neutral connection broker that meets the needs of enterprise-class data centers, Leostream has spent a great deal of time in the trenches with large scale virtualization deployments," said Michael Palin, CEO of Leostream. "This experience allows us to see down the road and build extended functionality into our product that anticipates the needs of the market. We've continued this approach with Connection Broker 6.1 to give IT departments at large enterprises confidence that their VDI deployments will effectively fulfill their company's business needs, simplify their jobs, and win the support of both end-users and C-level decision-makers."

About Leostream

Leostream (http://www.leostream.com/) provides the critical connection-broker technology required for enterprises to achieve successful large-scale desktop virtualization implementations. The Leostream Connection Broker is the industry's most widely deployed vendor-independent connection broker, enabling enterprises to integrate the complex array of clients, back-end systems and protocols required for successful virtualized desktop deployments. Hundreds of large enterprises in financial services, healthcare, government and other sectors rely on the Leostream Connection Broker to "make desktop virtualization work" and deliver the best end-user experience. Leostream is based in Waltham, Mass.

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Source: Leostream

CONTACT: Kate deBethune of Leostream, +1-781-890-2019 ext. 705, kdebethune@leostream.com; or Marty Querzoli of Davies Murphy Group,
+1-781-418-2433, mquerzoli@daviesmurphy.com

Web Site: http://www.leostream.com/

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