Framestore centrally deploys high-performance workstations to a global user base with Leostream

Leostream provides framework for unifying a large-scale deployment of hosted resources to 2,500+ animation and visual effects artists

As Europe’s largest post-production house, Framestore is known for creating the highest quality images for animation and visual effects.  Since 1986, the company has been a leading innovator across film, advertising, television, and immersive —collecting countless accolades along the way. The creative studio brings extraordinary ideas to life through craft, imagination and technology. Framestore has been a longstanding customer of Leostream and recently expanded its use case to support a global, remote workforce.  With over 2,500 artists across multiple locations, Framestore leverages the Leostream Platform to centralize the deployment of high-powered workstations.

Case Study: Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is dedicated to educating students in the industry-specific skills they need to excel in their careers. When the University needed a solution that could be deployed quickly and easily with a premium user experience, it turned to academic research sharing platform provider, Academia, which recommended Leostream. MMU implemented the Leostream Platform to provide remote access to more than 2,000 students, who tap into the school’s resources through a wide range of disparate computers, devices, and operating systems.

Download the case study to learn about how Leostream:

  • Provides a premium user experience and connections to all of the University’s onsite Mac, Windows, and Linux devices
  • Simplifies administrative functionality, making it possible for the eight-person help desk team to manage the system with ease
  • Supports remote access for students in the Digital Arts program who require high-end technical specifications and minimal latency issues

Case Study: Leostream Remote Access Arms Penlon for Ventilator Challenge

Penlon, a world-class British medical device, develops and manufactures products and systems for anesthesia, intubation, and oxygen therapy. In February 2020, the company needed to produce more than 10,000 ventilators for critically ill COVID-19 patients.

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  • Penlon needed to provide secure access to resources for outside consultants.
  • There was a very tight timeline to implement a solution.
  • Client devices were “locked” and software could not be installed on them.
  • Solution supported by a small IT team of two people

Case Study: Leostream assists Auburn University with Academic Continuity

As one of the largest universities in the South, Auburn University needed to provide its expansive student population with remote access when the COVID-19 pandemic prompted distance learning.  Within the first month of the pandemic, several departments at the University implemented Leostream to manage student connections to lab workstations and applications hosted on premises.

Download the case study to learn about key project initiatives:

  • Why the College of Engineering and the Library and IT Commons chose Leostream over building a proprietary solution or using VPNs or Windows Remote Gateway

  • How the University supported engineering and architecture students who require high performance desktops for running resource intensive applications

  • Specific features being leveraged by IT administrators related to security and desktop brokering

  • Why the Director of Network Services at the College of Engineering refers to Leostream as a “rock solid remote gateway and interface”

Academy of Art University Case Study

With over 56% of students enrolled online, the Academy of Art University has been on the forefront of remote learning.  To centralize remote access connections to its campus lab environments, the Academy began utilizing the Leostream Platform. Leostream has been instrumental in recreating the entire on-site experience with each remote lab station while ensuring large on-site technology investments are fully utilized.

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  • Why the University chose Leostream over other desktop brokering solutions

  • Enabling graphics-rich workloads for students running high-power workstations

  • Specific features within Leostream that allowed the University to support its diverse curriculum and facilities 

  • How a short-term challenge of facilitating distance learning will turn into a long-term solution for remote access

  • Why the System Administrator’s answer is always, “Yes” whenever asked if something is possible with a Leostream brokered lab

Belmont University, a Nashville-based liberal arts school, is committed to providing its students with innovative resources. To enable 24/7 remote access connections to its media and entertainment learning labs, the University turned to Leostream. The Leostream platform streamlines administrative functions through a centralized dashboard while offering an intuitive login for students to launch high power workstations.

Download the case study to learn about key project initiatives:

  • How the University eliminated the need for VPNs by leveraging the Leostream Gateway
  • Ways the Leostream Connection Broker simplifies IT administrative tasks related to on-boarding students and allocating of resources
  • The overall timeline of the deployment and how a quick implementation supported students during COVID-19 induced distance learning
  • Why the University’s IT specialist calls Leostream a “Perfect Solution”

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PGS achieved enhanced flexibility and productivity as well as significantly improved
collaboration and security with the RVIZ solution

Empowering employees to work anytime, anywhere with GPU-accelerated virtual workstations. How PGS overhauled operations with the Remote Visualization solution from Lenovo, NVIDIA, Red Hat, Mechdyne, Leostream, and PCPC Direct, ensuring that the interpretation team can always collaborate and work efficiently.


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IT Service Provider moves on-premises VMware Horizon VDI to cloud-based VDI in AWS with Leostream

As a solutions provider managing both on-premises and cloud-hosted environments, Dewpoint assists their customers with design and implementation of a variety of technology solutions, including virtual desktop infrastructures. Recently, one of their VDI customers wanted to “get out of the data center business” and move their VDI deployment to the cloud. To support this customer, Dewpoint designed and developed their “Next Gen VDI” offering, which allowed their customers to save money and improve efficiency by leveraging the cloud as a hosting platform for VDI, managed by Leostream and in partnership with Teradici and Liquidware.

Key Challenges

  • Operating costs of on-premises VMware Horizon VDI had become prohibitive for the client due to data center costs
  • Amazon Workspaces did not meet the client requirements for time-to-deploy new VMs
  • Any new solution needed to be deployed on AWS EC2 cloud infrastructure and leverage existing Teradici PCoIP Zero Clients

Key Benefits

  • Reduced operating costs associated with an on-premises datacenter by moving to AWS
  • Maintained business continuity by preserving user profiles
  • Provided anywhere access to IT assets
  • Leveraged the PCoIP Zero Clients they already loved!

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Monash University Implements Open Source VDI Solution with Leostream and OpenStack

In 2016, Monash University set out to expand their online learning programs, as well as support department research, by providing virtual desktops to their psychology department. At the time, they leveraged OpenStack as a research cloud and, in an effort to support open source technology, decided to continue to leverage OpenStack for their virtual desktops.

Key Challenges

  • The university needed to provide virtual desktops to their psychology department, in a push for online learning.
  • They wanted to leverage their existing OpenStack research cloud but found VMware and Citrix do not offer an integrated OpenStack VDI solution.
  • It was not a viable option, in terms of cost or on-site resources, to install an entirely new VMware deployment, so they needed a tool that could manage all their virtual desktops on OpenStack

Key BenefitsProvides virtual desktops to students and professors

  • Reduces costs
  • Manages user access
  • Improves security and control
  • Incurs no additional licensing fees
  • Supports rapid deployment of virtual desktops on OpenStack

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Harlingen WaterWorks System Rides Wave of Transformative VDI Performance and Reliability with Scale Computing, Leostream and Liquidware

A user of VDI technology for over six years, HWWS had lately become frustrated with the service levels and support response times of its previous VDI supplier. Having been presented with typical support response windows of 1-2 days, which occasionally stretched up to a week, John McKenna, IT director, Harlingen WaterWorks System and his team, took the decision to look for a new VDI solution.

Download this case study and learn how Leostream helped achieve:

  • Infrastructure management time reduced by 30 percent
  • Rapid, trouble-free implementation
  • Simplified IT infrastructure and VDI management delivers improved performance and throughput
  • Ability to take snapshots on the Scale Computing HC3 platform every hour improves backup and protects Harlingen from potential impact of ransomware attack

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