Leostream Connection Broker Citrix Ready Certified for XenServer 5.6

Industry’s Most Widely Deployed Vendor-Independent Connection Broker Supports Features in XenServer Such as Dynamic Memory Control, Workload Balancing and High Availability

Waltham, MAJune 14, 2010 Leostream Corporation, a leading developer of virtual hosted desktop software, today announced the Leostream Connection Broker has been verified as Citrix Ready® by Citrix Systems, Inc. for XenServer® 5.6. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix. The Leostream Connection Broker is the industry’s most widely deployed vendor-independent connection broker, integrating the complex array of clients, back-end systems and protocols required for successful enterprise virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments. The Leostream Connection Broker underwent a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with the enterprise-class, cloud-proven Citrix XenServer 5.6 virtualization platform.

The Leostream Connection Broker is the software management layer that ties desktop images in the data center to appropriate end-user devices – thin clients, laptops, workstations or Web pages – delivering a user experience as good as or superior to that of a conventional desktop. The Leostream Connection Broker is vendor-independent, providing support for all major hypervisors, as well as for hosted applications and sessions, physical desktops, dedicated blades and other systems.

Among the features that the Leostream Connection Broker has been certified to support in XenServer are:

  • Dynamic memory control: With this feature, XenServer can dynamically change the amount of memory allocated to any virtual machine (VM) within lower and upper bounds set by administrators. This feature can increase the number of VMs per host by permitting the memory utilization of existing ones to be compressed so that additional VMs can boot on the host.
  • Workload balancing: XenServer can automatically determine the best virtual server to run a VM to facilitate reducing power during off-peak work hours.
  • High availability: This enables XenServer to fail over a VM to another host within a pool of virtual servers. Users of virtual desktops would experience nothing more than a short pause as their session moves to another host.

The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. Having successfully passed Citrix Ready testing, customers can trust that the Leostream Connection Broker will work effectively with XenServer 5.6 in order to create a reliable, scalable and robust VDI.

“The Citrix Ready designation makes it easier for customers to select the most suitable virtualization infrastructure products for their specific needs,” said John Fanelli, vice president of Solutions and Community Marketing at Citrix Systems, Inc. “By taking part in our program since 2008 and certifying the Connection Broker on XenServer 5.6, Leostream has enabled its customers to obtain the highest quality user experience available today, and the simplest means for making an informed product purchasing selection.”

“As a member of the Citrix Ready program, we are able to offer customers intelligent end user computing solutions that combine the Leostream Connection Broker with the powerful feature set of XenServer 5.6,” said Michael Palin, CEO of Leostream “This continues to demonstrate our longstanding commitment to work closely with trusted partners and industry leaders in order to provide the highest quality experience for our customers.”

About the Citrix Ready Program

The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix® XenDesktop®, XenApp™, XenServer®, NetScaler® and GoToMeeting®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety of customer needs, and currently incorporates over 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 12,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. The Citrix Ready program received the Alliance Excellence Award from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for creating a strong community through implementation of new, innovative best practices. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/citrixready. Reach Citrix ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

About Leostream Corporation
Leostream (https://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. Follow Leostream on Twitter.

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