Nutanix announced its intention to acquire a cloud-based Windows desktop and application delivery company, Mainframe2, Inc. (“Frame”) that will help the company to support its customers 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.
A recent research from IDC, the DaaS software market is expected to touch $2.99 billion in 2021. The rapid adoption of cloud-native applications is fundamentally altering how applications and services are delivered to users. Modern ‘born in the cloud’ applications are inherently elastic, delivering on-demand scalability – and are built to support multiple organizations from a single cloud.
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 datacenter – with common tooling and management constructs. Leveraging a multi-cloud architecture for DaaS provides easier migration of applications across environments, more seamless disaster recovery and a single IT environment for delivering both traditional and cloud-native applications.
“Nutanix shares our vision of simplifying critical IT functions so companies can save money, save time and still achieve exceptional performance no matter their underlying infrastructure, and we’re so proud to be joining the family.” said Nikola Bozinovic, Founder and CEO at Frame.
With Frame, Nutanix will address customer requirements for DaaS in the mid-market, while continuing its long-standing support for large-scale VDI projects delivered via enterprise datacenters. This includes continued support for VMware Horizon View, as well as remaining Citrix Ready certified for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp. Frame simply provides Nutanix customers another deployment option for delivering virtual desktops.
Sunil Potti, Chief Product and Development Officer at Nutanix said, “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.”