WALTHAM, Mass. – December 5, 2022 – The year is 2002 and Kelly Clarkson wins the first American Idol competition; Brazil defeats Germany to win the World Cup; gas costs $1.61 a gallon; and Leostream™ pioneers remote access and desktop connection management. Twenty years later and Clarkson now hosts her own talk show; Qatar is hosting the World Cup; gas costs have risen a bit; and Leostream is the connection management platform of choice for major enterprises and institutions.
Leostream Corporation was founded in 2002 by two entrepreneurs with the ability to recognize important gaps in the evolving server virtualization and remote access market. They pioneered technologies such as a patented physical-to-virtual machine converter and a virtual machine controller, which evolved into the enterprise Connection Broker that lies at the heart of the Leostream Platform.
In 2010, Leostream turned to the public cloud, spearheading AWS VDI. By automating capacity and providing remote desktop connection management for AWS alongside on-premises environments, Leostream became the first platform to offer VDI for hybrid cloud environments. In 2016, Leostream added the Leostream Gateway to the Leostream Platform, expanding the platform to provide secure remote access from any device, including through a built-in HTML5 client.
Today, the Leostream Platform embodies two decades of research and development in supporting customers with hosted desktop environments including VDI, hybrid cloud, and high-performance display protocols. The Leostream Platform provides the world’s most robust desktop connection management and remote access feature set, allowing today’s enterprises to choose the best-of-breed components to satisfy their complex security, cost and flexibility needs, while working with them as they evolve into tomorrow.
According to some analyst projections, the remote access solutions market is expected to grow at 15.8 percent to $7.80 billion in 2030. Buoyed by new market forces propelled by how the Covid-19 pandemic affected the need for work-from-home solutions and hybrid work environments, Leostream has provided virtual desktop and hosted application solutions to customers across a wide variety of industries, including oil & gas, media & entertainment, government & defense, education, engineering, finance, healthcare and manufacturing.
The company’s success in these markets has been supported by key technology partnerships with leading solutions providers, such as AWS, Azure, HP, and others, which ensure that organizations are deploying state-of-the-art remote environments that have been integrated with new technologies as they become available. Leostream’s ability to orchestrate disparate technologies from a single management and access platform and its ability to mix-and-manage on-premises and cloud-based hosting platforms makes Leostream the connection management platform of choice for major enterprises and institutions.
Further indication of the level of success that Leostream has achieved in industry, the company was honored this year with an Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy® Award for its software that enables news and entertainment organizations to create security-conscious remote production environments that are sustainable, performant, and cost-effective. Other recent industry recognition includes being named as Multi/Hybrid Cloud Product of the Year at the Cloud Excellence Awards and being selected among the finalists of the 2022 SDC Awards in the Orchestration/Automation Innovation of the Year category.
Leostream CEO Karen Gondoly has seen first-hand the growing success of the company. She began her career at Leostream in 2008 as Product Manager and Technical Documentation Specialist before rising through a series of technical, operational and senior staff positions, including COO, before being named CEO in 2016.
“Longevity like what Leostream has experienced isn’t a given in this industry, and continued growth and success over 20 years is even more rare,” said Gondoly. “We’ve seen our share of competitors come and go, be acquired and then shut down. I credit our resilience to having great technology, watching market trends and being able to adapt to our customers’ evolving needs with feature enhancements, and – most importantly – employing a great team of people dedicated to our mission of empowering enterprises to build a better way to manage hybrid work. We have no plans to rest on our laurels. Here’s to the next 20 years of Leostream’s success.”
The Leostream Platform embodies over 20 years of Leostream research and development in supporting customers with hosted desktop environments including VDI, hybrid cloud, and high-performance display protocols. The Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy®-winning Leostream Platform provides the world’s most robust desktop connection management and remote access feature set, allowing today’s enterprises to choose the best-of-breed components to satisfy their complex security, cost, and flexibility needs, while working with them as they evolve into tomorrow.
Judy Smith, JPR Communications