Frame is the only global, infrastructure-independent platform built to deliver Windows apps and workflows from the cloud.
Traditional VDI solutions, like Citrix or VMware, were designed for a non-elastic, single-tenant datacenter infrastructure. Reimagining end user computing in the cloud required radical departure: new architecture, new devops principles, and a new vision. Frame was born in the cloud, which is the key reason why everything fits perfectly.
Each Frame subsystem - from connection broker to identity management gateway - uses modern, high performance, cloud-native tools. The result is a superior user experience, easy administration, and dramatically lower operational cost.
Frame is an ultimate security solution: with apps running in the cloud and not on your computer, your data never leaves the secure datacenter. As soon as your work is done, the session is terminated and the virtual machine you used is destroyed. This prevents security breaches and unauthorized access.
The encrypted Frame protocol guarantees secure communication between your device and the cloud. The two networks are isolated, and the Frame protocol is the only thing bridging the air gap between them.
Our experts across security, devops, and support teams follow strict processes to ensure integrity of your system. In August 2016, Frame achieved SOC 2 certification. We run regular penetration tests and work with third-party security specialists and our infrastructure partners, like AWS and Microsoft Azure, to keep our systems safe and secure.
More than 80% of our customers are looking for a multi-cloud solution. Not surprising: more options means more flexibility. Frame was built to seamlessly connect resources from AWS and Azure, with the support for Google Cloud coming in 2018.
Here are some things to consider when configuring your Frame system:
LATENCY. Where are your users? In most cases, the closest region will provide the best performance.
PERFORMANCE. Do your workloads require special resources, like GPUs? Both AWS and Azure offer multiple graphics options (g2, g3, and elastic GPUs on AWS, NV-series on Azure).
COST. Looking to run a large number of users with non-demanding apps? Burstable AWS t2 or Azure B2 instance types provide great price-performance ratio. And if you're worried that AWS is charging in full hour increments for Windows instances, switch to Azure for minute accurate billing.
Every major functionality of Frame can be accessed in a programatic way. This makes it easy to integrate it with your existing services and web-based workflows. Using our APIs, you can start and stop sessions, adjust capacity, and get real-time analytics. For example, this is how to test which AWS region to use for the best performance:
Visit developer.fra.me for more APIs and examples.
Frame is the only true pay-as-you-go EUC cloud platform -- you are charged for infrastructure that you actually used. Compare this to a traditional fixed-cost VDI model, where resources are provisioned for peak capacity even though you don't need them 99% of the time. Here's a real life example with seasonal changes in usage throughout the year:
How many people operate your VDI environment? What is your downtime when a problem happens in the middle of the weekend? Even the largest IT departments can’t keep up with AWS and Azure when it comes to resource availability. And our team of engineers, devops specialists, and support ninjas is making sure that your apps are available at all times.
We know that virtual apps and desktops don’t live in a vacuum; chances are, your company has an SSO solution already in place.
We provide integrations with a broad range of IDaaS services, as well as with conventional AD system running on your own servers.
Apps without files are not very useful (of course, the opposite is also true!). One of the best things about Frame is that it lets you keep your storage solution 100%. More importantly, you are always in control of your data -- we don't store your data at rest. For more details on storage integration, please contact us.
Support for popular cloud storage, like Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive, is enabled by default. In fact, you can access files on these 3 systems without a full sync! This is possible because of our unique file system filter driver: it talks to a cloud-based storage via API, and, at the same time, acts as a network drive on file system. How cool is that!
When you need to grab a software license from your company's licensing server, or connect an app on Frame to an on-prem database, it is necessary to extend your corporate network to the cloud and let Frame virtual machines access your local resources.
We support a number of hardware VPN connections between AWS/Azure (on the cloud side) and your own on-prem network (on the other side). For more details about how to connect your network with Frame, please contact our support team.
And that future is in the cloud. Think about it: despite the rise of Web and mobile, thousands of critical applications still run only on Windows PCs. More than ever, we need tools that work together, seamlessly. With Frame, Windows apps run in the cloud, so now you can control precisely what and when you want to run.
Frame is built for powerful cloud servers around the world, and it lets you interact with your computing environment in completely new ways. Provision five thousand secure workstations anywhere in the world in under an hour? Done. Real time collaboration? You bet. Full control of your data? Absolutely. This is Frame. And this is where enterprise end-user computing is headed.