The Hammers Company

About the Case Study

Leostream Empowers The Hammers Company to Modernize VDI for the US Geological Survey’s NASA Mission Control

In 2008, The Hammers Company, Inc. undertook a project to design a secure, always-on mission control room for the US Geological Survey (USGS) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This initiative involved providing engineers with PCoIP zero clients connected to individual Dell R5400 rack-mount workstations hosted in the data center. These workstations ran both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems, ensuring the mission control room’s seamless operation.

This case study delves into how The Hammers Company, in collaboration with Leostream, modernized hardware for the government, reduced ownership costs, transitioned from physical to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and retained the security and usability of the original system.

Key Highlights:

  • Display Protocol: Leostream and VMware Horizon View ensured optimal performance for data center applications.
  • Environment Management: Leostream unified handling of Windows, Linux, various thin clients, and display protocols.
  • Policy Control: Integration with Active Directory enabled granular control over resource access and display protocols.
  • Activity Tracking: Leostream logs provided comprehensive user activity records, ensuring security compliance.
  • Customer Support: The Hammers Company benefitted from prompt Leostream support during deployment.