Nutanix acquires Frame, enabling first multi-cloud Desktops-as-a-Service

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Nutanix has completed the acquisition of Frame, which offers cloud-based Windows desktop and application delivery. With Frame, Nutanix customers will be able to deliver Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) from multiple clouds, combining the consumer-grade simplicity and web-scale design of cloud applications with the functionality of traditional virtual desktop applications.

Taking advantage of Frame’s cloud-native architecture, Nutanix will extend the service to Xi Cloud and Google Cloud Platform, while continuing support for popular third-party clouds like AWS and Azure. This will provide customers with a multi-cloud deployment model.

Frame’s web-scale architecture incorporates auto-scale functionality, while natively supporting multiple tenants with complete isolation of users, desktops and data. Frame is built from the ground-up to support multi-cloud delivery models, allowing IT teams to deliver virtual desktops from public clouds and their own enterprise data centre – with common tooling and management constructs.

With Frame, Nutanix will address customer requirements for DaaS in the mid-market, while continuing its support for large-scale VDI projects delivered via enterprise data centres. This includes continued support for VMware Horizon View, as well as remaining Citrix Ready certified for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp.

“Companies desperately need a cloud-native desktop solution for their multi-cloud environments which combines the performance of on-prem offerings with the flexibility and cost optimisation of the cloud. That’s why we built Frame. Nutanix shares our vision of simplifying critical IT functions so companies can save money, time and still achieve exceptional performance no matter their underlying infrastructure,” said Nikola Bozinovic, Founder and CEO, Frame.

Frame is the only global, infrastructure-independent platform built to deliver Windows applications from the cloud.

“Frame’s cloud-native technology represents everything we believe to be true in the market – customers want easy-to-use, high performance and cost optimised solutions that just work across the entirety of their infrastructure. We are committed to providing our customers with a robust multi-cloud DaaS offering through Frame while working with our partners to enable best-in-class enterprise VDI. We are delighted to add the Frame technology, and the innovative thinkers behind it, to our family,” said Sunil Potti, Chief Product and Development Officer, Nutanix.

Frame will be available following the closing of the acquisition on third-party clouds from AWS and Azure. Availability on Nutanix Xi Cloud and Google Cloud Platform will be announced at a later date.


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