Nutanix formally announces its acquisition of Frame, a desktop as a service company – the official Nutanix press release can be read here.
In a nutshell, expect to see this slot into the Xi Cloud Service portfolio as the next X-as-a-Service offering, not forgetting, of course, the up and coming release of Xi Cloud DR-as-a-Service – rumoured to be available at the end of this year.
So what is Frame? Frame delivers desktops and applications via an HTML 5 web browser guaranteeing isolation of data within the cloud hosted environment as well as secure end-to-end traffic (adheres to SOC 2 certification), in a true scale-out architecture – scaling is no different to native Nutanix. All the major VPN providers are supported so connecting this service to your HQ is simple and secure.
Customers have the option to run their desktops from Amazon and Azure from day one with Google Cloud Platform to shortly follow. Single-sign-on (SSO) and cloud storage options can be easily connected, so for organisations with a pre-defined desktop image that have this pre-configured the transition is simple. For organisations that want this but haven’t gotten around to integrating then it’s made a lot easier. For high-end graphics demands, AWS and Azure provide GPU capability so no desktop is beyond the reach of this platform.
More details and integration options will likely unfold, this article will be updated accordingly.