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VMblog Video Interview with Karen Gondoly of Leostream. New 2023.2 Release Improves Administration and End-user Experience

In this episode of the VMblog Expert Video Interview Series, we are joined by Karen Gondoly, the CEO of Leostream. Watch this video interview as we learn more about the company and its latest release.

Leostream is the Remote Desktop Access Platform of choice due to its ability to mix and manage on-premises and cloud-based hosting platforms. A single-pane-of-glass administration console powers the Leostream platform, simplifying the management of users, cloud desktops, and IT assets with real-time dashboard access to view usage and environment details, helping to make informed decisions.

To kick things off, Karen Gondoly gives a great overview of the company. And after, we jump into a discussion about their latest release, and the company's most flexible and customizable version of the platform yet, Leostream 2023.2, which adds capabilities that improve administration and end-user experience.

Leostream 2023.2 offers multiple enhancements for provisioning VMs in the cloud or in on-premises virtualization platforms. Administrators can schedule multiple actions to perform on newly provisioned VMs such as taking snapshots, joining a machine to a domain, or powering down the VM. This feature makes it easy to delay a snapshot and run initialization scripts on already provisioned VMs, to ensure the snapshot is of the correct final state. It also supports shutting down newly provisioned machines in cloud environments to avoid incurring unnecessary compute costs.

AWS users can now provision VMs using launch templates. This provides additional flexibility to the existing Leostream feature to provision VMs using AMIs, to allow organizations to completely customize their newly provisioned VMs to meet their needs.

Leostream 2023.2 now offers the ability to send alerts as Webhooks, for example to Slack, to simplify administration. IT can receive notifications when events occur, such as a user not being offered their primary desktop, to enable faster response. Leostream's web client has been modernized with a new layout and new features such as dark mode, which helps prolong battery life in addition to assisting users who are visually impaired or light-sensitive. Administrators can also choose to view the Connection Broker web interface in Dark Mode.

As we look towards the future, we find out what Leostream has planned for their roadmap.

Learn more about Leostream at their website:


0:00 - Intro
0:17 - Karen Gondoly, CEO of Leostream
0:36 - Overview of Leostream
1:15 - Leostream announced version 2023.2 with a host of new features and enhancements
2:50 - Amazon Workspaces Core integration
3:45 - Most customer requested feature
5:01 - Self-hosted a differentiator
6:25 - Roadmap for Leostream - What's next?
7:40 - Wrap Up

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2023 7:37 AM by David Marshall
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