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April 30th, 2018

Microsoft Ventures/M12

With the sunset of Microsoft’s RemoteApp in August 2017, Microsoft established Frame as a preferred migration partner

April 9th, 2018

Hans Steeman

"Met Frame wordt het mogelijk alle Windows-applicaties via een gewone broswer te ontsluiten."

"[With Frame it becomes possible to open up all Windows applications via a normal broswer.]"

April 5th, 2018

Alexander Klimburg

"The cloud technology on which we all increasingly rely is being developed by companies like Frame, which is jointly funded by In-Q-Tel, Microsoft, and Bain Capital Ventures."

April 5th, 2018

Allison Romero

Frame is accepted as one of Plug And Play's Summer18's Enterprise 2.0 Startups.

March 28th, 2018

Serge Leblal

"La société installée à San Mateo propose en effet aux éditeurs, aux ISV et aux entreprises une plateforme cloud de type PaaS capable d’afficher n’importe quelle application Windows – même exigeante - dans un navigateur web sur Mac, Windows ou Linux."

"[The company based in San Mateo offers publishers, ISVs and companies a PaaS cloud platform that can display any Windows application - even demanding ones - in a web browser on Mac, Windows or Linux.]"

March 25th, 2018

Brian McKenna

"Another use case is of Mac users running a browser in a browser – Internet Explorer inside another browser, for instance."

March 25th, 2018

Joel Åsblom

"Among the first customers who started using Frame's products in 2014 are Sony, Adobe and Leapfrog, and since then, the company has taken a number of schools and universities, such as Autodesk University, which uses Frame in Education to run on thin clients."

March 5th, 2018

Steve Downs, Microsoft

"Today, at the Microsoft Government Tech Summit, we announced that Frame is available in Azure Government."

March 2nd, 2018

Bertrand Garé

"Frame est de plus programmable et s’intègre avec plus d’une vingtaine de services (stockage, sécurité, infrastructure, authentification)."

[Frame is also programmable and integrates with more than twenty services (storage, security, infrastructure, authentication).]

March 1st, 2018

Tobias Wendehost

"Frame ist mittlerweile so erfolgreich mit seinem Produkt, dass es Partnerschaften mit VMware und Microsoft vorweisen kann."

[Frame is now so successful with its product that it can partner with VMware and Microsoft.]

March 1st, 2018

Cyrille Chausson

"Cette plateforme a pour vocation de cacher la complexité de l’infrastructure Cloud et de la mécanique pour permettre de facilement inclure des applications à l’ensemble."

[(Frame's) platform is intended to hide the complexity of the cloud infrastructure and mechanics to easily include applications to the whole.]

February 3rd, 2018

Luca Perler

"Das US-Unternehmen Frame hat eine cloudbasierte Plattform entwickelt, mit der sich auch rechenintensive Windows-Anwendungen im Browser ausführen lassen."

[Frame developed a cloud-based platform that enables compute-intensive Windows applications to run in a browser.]


Sept 3rd, 2017

Pat Moorhead

"One of the most interesting announcements that came from VMworld was an announcement of a partnership between VMware and Frame relating to App Express, part of Workspace ONE"

Aug 30th, 2017

Colin Steele

"VMware Workspace One App Express results from a partnership with Frame, a cloud workspace provider in San Mateo, Calif. IT pros do not need to create a separate infrastructure as they typically would"

Aug 29th, 2017

Gabe Knuth

"The announcement outlines something called VMware Workspace One App Express. App Express uses Frame's platform to easily place Windows applications in the cloud for delivery to Workspace One users."

August 3rd, 2017

Press Release, Market Wired, Inc

"Frame adds key executives to accelerate enterprise and public sector adoption"

"Jason Holloway, Head of Public Sector, and Ruben Spruijt, Field CTO, bring decades of industry experience to the Frame leadership team"

Aug 2nd, 2017

Gabe Knuth

"Frame has been busy this year, receiving $16M in funding, expanding to Azure, focusing on enterprise and government clients, and hiring a new Field CTO."

May 22nd, 2017

Salil Deshpande

"The big deal is that Frame lets you run any app in any modern browser without requiring browser plug-ins or any other software at all on the client device. One click and the app opens in a second or two on your screen, having started up on a remote server in a public or private cloud; and it actually runs faster than it would on your puny machine."

May 17th, 2017

Kevin Kelleher

"Frame built from scratch a platform tailored for hyperscale cloud services like Azure or Amazon Web Services. The company saw revenue triple in 2016, signing on customers like HP, Adobe, and Autodesk"

May 17th, 2017

Pat Moorhead

"From connection broker to identity management gateway, every Frame subsystem utilizes advanced, powerful, cloud-native tools. I have personally experienced a superior user experience and easier administration than Amazon WorkSpaces, and lower operational costs than its enterprise competitors."

May 17th, 2017

Press Release, Market Wired, Inc

"Frame Secures $16M in New Funding from Bain Capital Ventures, Microsoft Ventures, and In-Q-Tel"


November 15th, 2016

Corey Sanders

"The new Azure N-Series brings fast cutting edge NVIDIA GPUs, the latest CPUs, and more memory per instance than anything available in the public cloud. With on-demand access, Frame customers no longer need to wait for the next hardware refresh of their local workstation."

June 21st, 2016

Robert X. Cringely

"Frame, a startup based in San Mateo, California, promises to have any Windows application running in a virtual machine in the cloud in 15 minutes, making it usable from any phone, tablet, or PC. "

June 8th, 2016

Giovanni Petrone

"We’be been working very closely with great partners like Microsoft Azure and FRAME, to provide free cloud access to our ANSYS Student product for the tens of thousands of students attending the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): A Hands-on Introduction to Engineering Simulations organized by Cornell University and edX."

June 1st, 2016

Mark Clarkson

"Frame lets you install Windows applications on the cloud and then run them from a browser. Your local workstation just plays a video stream and relays keystrokes and mouse clicks. In fact, because so little is asked of your local PC, it doesn’t have to be a powerful workstation at all. It can be any kind of device capable of running a browser."

May 11th, 2016

Michael A. Silver, Nathan Hill

"Frame has developed a workspace hosted on IaaS (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform) that offers an elastic, pay as you go (PAYG) unified workspace service that is compatible with any HMTL5 browser without the need for plugins. "

Apr 1st, 2016

Beth Stockpole

"Unlike VDI in the data center, Frame’s cloud-based delivery doesn’t require IT staff to configure storage, servers, network switches, hypervisors and the like or to manage the data center infrastructure once it’s up and running."

Feb 29th, 2016

Alex Herrera

"Frame's approach is similar to OnShape, with two important differences. First, it is designed to run any Windows or Linux application in a browser. That is, Frame is not in the business of marketing a CAD package, but instead enables you to run your existing CAD application — or any other type of Windows or Linux application — in the cloud via a browser."

Feb 8th, 2016

Randall Newton

"The first generation of SaaS was one vendor providing you their product on the cloud. Frame allows any vendor to deliver their software as SaaS, and you decide how much hardware horsepower supports your software."

Feb 8th, 2016

Ralph Grabowski

"Companies like OnShape and Autodesk have their own browser-server software (aka 'cloud'), but some of it, like AutoCAD 360, is too immature for production use. That's where service providers such as Frame come in."

Feb 3rd, 2016

Greg Corke, Develop3D

“The company’s new Frame Pro 64GB system features significantly enhanced CPU, GPU and memory resources making it ideal for users of design visualisation or simulation software, such as Ansys Fluent or Mechanical, Chaos Group VRay & VRay-RT, Nvidia iRay and Luxion Keyshot”

Feb 2nd, 2016

Press Release, Market Wired, Inc

“Frame Unveils Powerful New Visual Supercomputer in the Cloud - New Quad-GPU System Is Now Available On-Demand to Millions of Design Professionals for Under $4 per Hour”


Dec 24th, 2015

Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM

“Frame virtualization platform has provided a cost-effective platform to host your PDM in the cloud.”

Dec 7th, 2015

Greg Corke, AEC Magazine

“There was no lag between moving the mouse and the cursor responding on screen. Models rotated smoothly. There really was no discernible difference to using a local desktop workstation.”

Dec 3rd, 2015

Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Archintosh

“Autodesk and Frame just put Revit on the Mac, Officially”

Nov. 16th, 2015

Greg Corke, Develop3D

“With Frame, that workstation happens to be in the cloud, so you also get a level of flexibility that you simply can’t get from a desktop machine..”

Sept. 15th, 2015

Michael Thomas, Design & Motion

“On my work connection you would not be able to distinguish the performance between the local system and the Frame system.”

July 27th, 2015

Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM

“5 Questions to Ask Before Moving Your Cad Work to Cloud Using Fra.Me”

July 22nd, 2015

Rob Enderle, Tech Guru Daily

“The Launch of Frame: Why Your Next Windows Experience May Be In the Cloud”

July 22nd, 2015

Lucas Matney, TechCrunch

“We’ve outsourced the storage of our devices onto the cloud through services like DropBox, so why not look to shift the muscle behind them to the cloud as well?”

July 21st, 2015

Simon Martin, SolidSmack

“Frame has shown no signs of slowing down their pursuit of allowing users to put any Windows application in their own personal Cloud.”

June 24th, 2015

Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak

“Renamed Frame, the cloud-based hosting service for software is becoming popular with graphics software vendors.”

June 23rd, 2015

Press Release, Market Wired, Inc

“Frame Raises $10M From Columbus Nova Technology Partners and Bain Capital Ventures to Build the Next Generation of Personal Computing in the Cloud”

June 23rd, 2015

Timothy Hay, Dow Jones & Company, Inc

“Frame Raises $10M to Stream Apps from the Cloud.”

June 23rd, 2015

Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh

“Frame’s big potential to the CAD and DCC market is that products that have been Windows based may find their way onto both Macs and Chromebooks with relative ease, using Frame.”

June 15th, 2015

Brian Mastroianni, FOX News

“Revolutionary-turned-entrepreneur wants to shake up education software via the cloud”

May 27th, 2015

Maria Korolov, Hypergrid Business

“Bright Canopy‘s streaming service for the Second Life and Firestorm viewers uses the Frame service, which can run any application in a browser.”

May 14th, 2015

Carsten Puls, The Construction Specifier

“Enabling CAD to run in a browser on any device anywhere brings down a huge barrier to making design tools accessible to everyone in a construction project.”

May 7th, 2015

Press Release, Market Wired

“Frame for Education Solves the #1 Challenge for Schools Using Chromebooks”

April 22nd, 2015

Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh

“The entire CAD industry is on the brink of a radical evolution and Frame, formerly MainFrame2, is at the leading edge of helping to usher in the new era.”

April 21st, 2015

Me & My use of SOLIDWORKS, Michael Lord

“Overall if you have the need for cloud computing (for any of the reasons and benefits that cloud computing offers) and SOLIDWORKS is part of that mix then you should have a closer look at what Frame has to offer.”

April 16th, 2015


“Combining CAD and the cloud can revolutionize the construction industry. Case in point: Frame launched the public BETA of its new end-user product, furthering its leadership role in bringing CAD into the cloud environment.”

April 13th, 2015

Marla McIntyre, Construction Executive

“Frame’s new product lets anyone quickly and easily move any Windows application into Frame’s secure cloud environment, automatically, with just a few clicks.”

April 9th, 2015

Stephen Holmes, Develop3D

“Videos of the talks from DEVELOP3D LIVE are now available - it’s an amazing insight into how we’re going to be designing and engineering products in the future.”

April 2nd, 2015

Greg Corke, AEC Magazine

“Designers can now take CAD/BIM apps into the cloud. The move to open up its cloud platform to end users marks a broadening of focus for the company.”

March 27th, 2015

Peter Bernstein, TechZone360

“CAD Windows apps can now be moved to the cloud thanks to Menlo Park, California-based startup Frame (formerly MainFrame2). This represents what is likely to become a sea-change for CAD.”

March 27th, 2015

Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM

“Presentation, panel, off line conversation [at Develop3D LIVE] made me think about this interesting “cloud moment” in engineering software. I’ve heard it from many people during the event – it is a time to shake the CAD industry again.”

March 26th, 2015

Press Release, PR Web

“Frame (previously Mainframe2), today announced the public BETA of its new end-user product, furthering its leadership role in bringing the CAD industry into the cloud environment.”

March 25th, 2015

Simon Martin, SolidSmack

“Frame Is About to Put All of Your CAD Apps in the Cloud: Our Interview with CEO Nikola Bozinovic”

March 18th, 2015

Martyn Day, DEVELOP3D

“The new option allows Solid Edge to be accessed without any install, with access streamed over the web to any HTML5 capable browser, is powered by Frame’s (formerly Mainframe2) Nvidia GRID GPU-based technology.”

March 5th, 2015

Andy Wolber, TechRepublic

“Mainframe2 offers a clean interface and a relatively straightforward way to provide access to Windows apps to people who use Chromebooks.”

Feb 4th, 2015

Dian Schaffhauser, The Journal

“A new cloud platform is coming soon that caters specifically to hosting education applications.”

Feb 4th, 2015

Press Release, Yahoo Finance

“School IT admins can now deploy and manage all of their Windows apps from one place, without an expensive data center to manage and cumbersome VDI to operate.”


Dec 30, 2014

Robert Cringely, Forbes

“Mainframe2 is both the future of software distribution and personal computing in the post-mobile era I’m going to call ubiquitous computing. And no, I don’t own any shares in the company, though I wish I did.”

Dec 4th, 2014

Greg Corke, DEVELOP3D

"By offering a complete package of managed hardware, streaming technology, links to public and private storage, an app store and ecommerce capabilities, it is promising firms a low risk way to give their customers access to cloud hosted software without having to modify their core code."

Nov 19th, 2014

Deborah Gage, Dow Jones

“Mainframe2 has raised $2.2 million for a software platform that opens the cloud to engineers, scientists and other people who need heavy-duty graphics applications that now have to run on PCs.”

Nov 19th, 2014


"New funding will enable us to expand the service to accommodate thousands of businesses and educational institutions that reached out asking to move their Windows apps to the cloud.”

Nov 14th, 2014

Chris Dickman, Graphics

"...the future of running graphics applications in the browser has clearly arrived and Mainframe2 is well positioned to be a major player."

Nov 13th, 2014

Yahoo Finance

"Mainframe2 built the first self-service, global, production-ready platform that provides end-to-end support to customers on their journey to SaaS. There's nothing like it on the market."

Nov 11th, 2014

AWS Startup Spotlight, AWS Activate

"As soon as we turned on the Photoshop demo, we knew we were onto something big. Hundreds of software vendors wanted to see their own Windows software on our platform... We were flying high."

July 1st, 2014

Ralph Grabowski

"Mainframe2's elastic model is a win-win for end-users and ISVs. As the end-user, you no longer need to pay ten or fifteen thousands dollars to get started with Creo; you can now start with a $200 laptop."

Jun 25th, 2014

Eric Blattberg, Venture Beat

"Software makers reap a few benefits from bringing their Windows apps to Mainframe2. First and foremost, they can turn their apps into service-based businesses with very little effort, but they also benefit from other Mainframe2 features, like real-time collaboration."

June 23rd, 2014

Eric Blattberg, Venture Beat

"Beginning a multi-person session on Mainframe2 is as simple as copying and pasting a link to someone else, similar to how you’d share a file on Dropbox. Then the other person can click and immediately begin to control the app. It works with two or more people for any app on Mainframe2."

March 27th, 2014

Rob Enderle, TechNewsWorld

"I get the biggest kick out of Mainframe 2. It presented in my session -- I was one of the morning judges. Mainframe 2 puts your desktop in the cloud and is one of the most aggressive users of Nvidia Grid, the platform Nvidia created to host desktops."

June 23rd, 2014

Chris Dickman, Graphics

"Take that, Google! Self-driving cars, virtual reality headsets, smart devices and heaven knows what is all fine and dandy. But then something like Mainframe2 shows up and reminds you just what the internet is really capable of and where our focus should be."


Dec 9th, 2013

Brian Madden,

"Mainframe2 just came out of stealth in October, and it's one of the most impressive things I've seen in awhile... ...the craziest thing about Mainframe2 is how easy it is to setup."

Dec 3rd, 2013

Kathleen Maher, GRAPHIC SPEAK

"In our tests, Autodesk Inventor trial was ridiculously easy to try out. The response is surprisingly smooth. Once you’re in the Mainframe 2 system, it’s as if you’ve gotten yourself into another, much better computer."

Dec 3rd, 2013

Press Release, Yahoo Finance

"Mainframe2 demonstrated how easily any CAD software can now serve users from the cloud at AU Las Vegas -- the premier conference for the international community of architects, engineers, and designers."

Dec 3rd, 2013

Phil Eisler, NVIDIA

"I've had the opportunity to test all of these technologies and many more yet to be announced. But the one that took my breath away was Mainframe2's Photoshop demo."

Nov 14th, 2013

Robert X. Cringely, Cringely

"This may be the future of computing in the post-PC era. Embedded in this page is a fully functional copy of Adobe Photoshop running in the cloud using the Mainframe2 interface to Amazon Web Services’ EC2 graphical cloud."

Nov 14th, 2013

Eric Blattberg, Venture Beat

"Mainframe2 envisions a future where you can use computationally demanding applications right in your web browser. That future is closer than you might think — in fact, it’s seconds away from happening."

Nov 14th, 2013

P.J. Jakovljevic, TEC Blog

"The new instance types, launched by AWS on EC2, enable Mainframe2 to scale its customers’ deployments to any size. The combination of AWS, NVIDIA, and Mainframe2 technologies enables any browser-compliant device to run high-end computing 2D and 3D design software in the cloud."

Nov 13th, 2013

Eric Blattberg, Venture Beat

"Mainframe2 promises to run graphically intensive Windows software right in your web browser. To do that reliably, it’s getting a little help from Amazon. Mainframe2 has been working on AWS support for months and demoed the service at this week’s Amazon re:Invent conference."

Nov 13th, 2013

Market Wired, Wall Street Journal

"As a result, Mainframe2 will help accelerate mainstream adoption of cloud computing and at the same time enable a whole new range of users to unleash their creativity, design new products, and solve some of the world's most challenging problems."

Nov 13th, 2013

Barb Darrow, GigaOM

"Mainframe 2, a startup that aims to run thousands of heavy-duty non-web Windows and Linux applications on HTML 5-supporting browsers without plug-ins, now supports Amazon’s fancy new GPU instance. For 50 cents an hour in infrastructure costs you can run all this software."

Oct 22th, 2013

Marko Mudrinic, TechCrunch

"Users can simply sign in to Mainframe2 from any HTML5 capable browser and have instant access to their apps. No plugins, such as Java or Flash, are required. Applications are streamed directly from the cloud as video stream (encoded using technology provided by by NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD)."

Oct 22th, 2013

Chris Dickman, Graphics

"Mainframe2 has announced a service that purports to run Photoshop from any HTML5-capable browser at least as fast, if not faster, than its desktop counterpart.In fact, you can apparently run any Windows application in a browser using this technology."

Oct 21st, 2013

Rob Enderle, TechNewsWorld

"The service uses Nvidia Grid as the central technology to provide a massive amount of performance on the cloud through your browser. The demo I received was Adobe Photoshop running in the cloud, and performance was equal to or better than it would be had I been running the application locally."

Oct 17th, 2013

Jason McGovern, Webdesigner Depot

"Mainframe2 claims to be able to scale power to the nth extreme by using as many CPU’s and GPU’s as your job requires. Think of it as engineering workspaces in the cloud. Mainframe2 supports nVIDIA’s virtual GPU standard so that graphical intensive programs will be the primary targets."

Oct 17th, 2013

Press Release, Bloomberg

"Mainframe2 announced and demonstrated its unique ability to deliver any software to a Web browser at DEMO 2013. Dr. Nikola Bozinovic, founder and CEO of Mainframe2, showed how any device (e.g. Google Chromebook Pixel) running only a browser can now run high-end 2D and 3D design software from the cloud."

Oct 16th, 2013

Rober X. Cringely, Cringely

"Mainframe2 is a form of remote computing but it isn’t VNC or RDP, it isn’t VMware or Citrix, it’s something totally new that can scale power like crazy (as many CPUs and GPUs as you like) which those others can’t. I wonder what people will end up doing with it? Because I’m sure this will tap a vein of creativity in the user community."

June 26, 2012

Frame is born