Dover, MA (PressExposure) September 18, 2008 -- Leostream Connection Broker software enables organizations to manage end user access to computing resources such as Virtual Hosted Desktops, Physical Machines, and Terminal Services. It provides a scalable and fault-tolerant management layer to centralize and consolidate IT resources in the data center, and then create, assign, and deliver Hosted Desktops to end users.
The HC10 Workstation Blade is IBMâs server-based desktop computing solution, providing the benefits associated with centralized consolidation of desktop data and applications. Use of the HC10/CP20 solution in conjunction with Leostream Connection Broker creates a flexible, secure, and more efficient end user infrastructure and can reduce IT resource needs, and power and cooling costs by up to 40% compared with traditional Desktop workstation.
âIBMâs HC10 Workstation Blade is the ideal platform for server-hosted client computing, which is rapidly gaining in popularity thanks to its ability to lower energy costs while increasing the security of workstation computing,â said Scott Tease, worldwide marketing manager for IBM BladeCenter. âLeostream enhances this solution by providing greater flexibility and efficiency.â
Leostream also offers additional flexibility for HC10/CP20 deployments by supporting both RDP and the Teradiciâ¢ PC-over-IPâ¢ protocol. This enables HC10 âsplit bladeâ deployments in which PC-over-IP can support the demands of high performance workstations, such as CAD, trading floor applications, and GIS, while RDP can be used for more conventional workstation uses.
The HC10 Workstation Blade comes with a Leostream Connection Broker Basic license that enables a complete workstation solution for the HC10/CP20 system, including management capabilities.
Part of the IBM Virtual Client Solution
Leostream Connection Broker software is also offered as a part of IBM's Virtual Client Solution (VCS). With Leostream as the connection brokering layer, VCS can offer a complete Hosted Desktop virtualization solution supporting heterogeneous deployments that can connect virtual machines, physical machines (including IBM HC10 Workstation Blades), and Terminal Server sessions with a range of client devices, including thin clients, âfatâ clients, and web-based clients.
This provides optimal flexibility when creating Hosted Desktops from mixed IT environments, improves the Total Cost of Ownership for all devices, increases security, and makes systems administration and management more efficient.
âThe Leostream Connection Broker is part of IBMâs strategy to offer the best and most flexible Virtual Client Solution available,â said Donn Bullock, Program Director, Virtual Client Solutions, Mainline Information Systems, one of IBMâs largest Premiere Business Partners. âThe Connection Broker will help IT administrators get the most value from both IBM HC10/CP20-only and mixed deployments with a tightly integrated hardware and software solution. Mainline sees strong interest from customers in building Hosted Desktop environments. â IBM is offering the Leostream Connection Broker as part of its VCS through IBM Business Partners as well as throughSystem X and BladeCenter Sales Representatives. For more information about IBM VCS offerings, visit http://tinyurl.com/6btadc. âLeostream Connection Broker is designed to make the HC10 Workstation Blade solution even more flexible, efficient, and robust, allowing organizations to derive the most value from investment in this system,â said Leostream CEO Michael Palin. âIn particular, the Connection Broker reduces the operational cost of assigning blades to users, seamlessly handles blade failure, reduces the overall system cost through a rich set of configurable policies, and offers end users highly flexible and secure blade access from any CP20 Client Device. And with IBMâs VCS, Leostream helps bring new flexibility and simplicity to IBM customers who need to build a versatile Hosted Desktop environment from a heterogeneous environment.â
About Leostream Corporation Based in Waltham, Mass., Leostream (www.leostream.com) is a vendor-independent software company that has been a driver in the evolving virtualization space. With its Connection Broker product, Leostream provides the most complete solution for organizations to manage the Hosted Desktop. The Leostream Connection Broker supports the integration of a wide range of clients, back-ends, and viewer, authentication, and security protocols. Supported client devices include: CompuMaster, Cranberry, Devon IT, HPÂ®, IBMÂ®, IGELÂ®, MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® (2000, XP, XPe, VistaÂ® 32- and 64-bit), Sunâ¢ and WyseÂ®. Back-end support includes: Microsoft Terminal Services, Physical Machines, Workstation Blades, VMwareÂ®, and Citrixâ¢ XenServerâ¢. Connection Broker supports the following remote viewer protocols: Teradiciâ¢ PC-over-IPâ¢, HP RGS, FamatechÂ® RadminÂ®, RDP, Sun ALP, VNC. SSL VPN support includes CiscoÂ®, F5Â®, Juniper NetworksÂ®, and Sonicwall. Authentication support includes: LDAP, Microsoft Active Directoryâ¢, NovellÂ® eDirectoryâ¢, and multi-factor authentication with smart cards.