Leostream's enhanced Connection Broker makes it easier for companies to deploy hosted virtual desktop infrastructures, especially those on Xen and Sun.
Version 6.3 of the vendor neutral broker, officially announced on Feb. 8, offers a new web client, enhanced policies and administration functions, as well as additional platform support.
On the Xen front, Leostream's Java agent will install on the Xen hypervisor to provide inventory and power control for Xen virtual machines.
The 6.3 broker also offers tight integration with Sun Secure Global Desktop software, which provides secure web access to Sun environments from any client device, Leostream said.
The connection broker -- which offers HVD support for VMware, Citrix, Microsoft and Xen.org hypervisors -- ties desktop images in the data center to thin clients, laptops, workstations and web pages and delivers an end user experience that is equivalent to or better than traditional desktops, the company maintains.
There's a lot more, including, in the words of Leostream: -Web Client: A separate Leostream Web client allows users to access their desktops and applications via the Web, and simultaneous access to the Connection Broker Administrator Web interface, as dictated by user’s role and permissions. Roles and Permissions
End user functionality: Roles and policies now work together to provide fine granular control over end user actions including restarting and releasing desktops or managing another users’ sessions.
Administrative functionality: Expanded permissions levels can match the “separation of tasks” to user roles by providing or limiting administrator access to individual pieces of the Connection Broker Administrator Web interface.
Protocol Aware: Administrators can maintain granular control of remote viewing sessions in multiple protocol environments by specifying exactly which protocols to try and in which order.