Leostream First Look
My first look at Leostream. So far it is a pretty sweet deal, I am going to try and get some more info on the CloudDesktop but from my initial testing, you have a fully persistant Windows 2008 R2 Desktop. You can install applications, but it does come with Chrome! Speed is good, flash playback is slow, and tends to “Freeze” the session (well at least via the browser). Other then that $20/month you supply the rest of the Licensing and you don’t have a bad Cloud based desktop. I am trying to get a demo on the Cloud Management console, it sounds pretty nice, you can manage multiple customers from it. From the Trail Console it shows you can create a “base” image and make that the one you deploy out. That I believe was under the premium account which I believe is $60/month.
The Connection Broker wasn’t as cool as I thought it was going to be. Not to say it isn’t a pretty straight forward Broker Server, but I was hoping it would be able to tie into their CloudDesktop’s and provision that way which it can not :(. Anyways stay tune for more info on this and a lot more on Cloud based strategies.
I am planning on having a call with them this week so if you have any questions you want to ask please comment or email me.
Thanks for reading.