Frame Challenges Desktop Virtualization Giants With Cloud-Native Application Delivery Platform
May 17, 2017
Frame, the secure cloud workspace platform, announced today that it has closed a $16 million funding round from Bain Capital Ventures, Microsoft Ventures, and In-Q-Tel, with participation from previous investor CNTP. The company will use the investment to accelerate the market’s shift from legacy on-premises desktop virtualization products to the secure and scalable Frame platform.
Frame delivers virtual applications and desktops to any device, anywhere, using hyperscale cloud services like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. It helps organizations increase security, improve mobility, lower their capex, and reduce management costs.
The unique extensibility of Frame allows its customers to create purpose-built cloud workspaces and to connect them easily with other cloud services, like identity and storage. End users retain the rich, full-featured experience of desktop applications, now accessible from any device. Frame customers include Adobe, Autodesk, HP, Siemens, and a number of public sector customers.
“Frame is the new technology leader in the multi-billion-dollar VDI industry,” said Salil Deshpande, managing director at Bain Capital Ventures. “Unlike prior-generation VDI, Frame is programmable and extensible; has rewritten the VDI stack from the ground up on modern protocols and standards; has been battle-tested by many developers, ISVs, IT organizations and government agencies, and is commercially viable today.”
“Cloud-based application delivery is orders-of-magnitude faster and simpler to deploy than traditional VDI,” said Patrick Moorhead, founder of Moor Insights & Strategy, a leading research and analyst firm. “With gigabit-class cellular networks soon available to all mobile devices, enterprises can reimagine the computing model by offering ubiquitous access to applications from any device.”
“Frame gives millions of Windows applications the most direct path to run from the cloud,” said Nagraj Kashyap, corporate vice president at Microsoft Ventures. “Frame on Microsoft Azure delivers unparalleled business value to enterprises worldwide, which is why we’re excited to partner with the company as they transform the end-user computing industry.”
“Frame takes virtual desktops to the next level by delivering a solution that operates completely within a web browser at performance levels we have not seen before,” said George Hoyem, managing partner, Investments at In-Q-Tel. “The ability to reduce security risks with zero-footprint virtual desktop clients, while simplifying management of desktop software, is attractive to our government partners.”
The rise of Software-as-a-Service demonstrated benefits of device-independent, browser-based application distribution. Frame now provides the same benefits and ease of use to any enterprise app, instantly modernizing IT operations in industries with sophisticated workflows and no SaaS alternatives, such as manufacturing, AEC/EPC, and digital content creation.
“As enterprise adoption of cloud services is exploding, traditional desktop virtualization fails to deliver a good user experience from the cloud,” said Nikola Bozinovic, founder and CEO of Frame. “We built Frame for the cloud from day one to take the complexity out of application delivery and remove barriers to cloud adoption. Our new funding will let us accelerate wider enterprise adoption.”
In 2016, Frame revenue tripled while adding support for new cloud providers, like Microsoft Azure, and restricted regions, like Azure Government and AWS GovCloud region. As part of the investment, Salil Deshpande, managing director from Bain Capital Ventures, joins the Frame board of directors.
Frame delivers cloud-based virtual workspaces, making it easy to run Windows applications from any device, at any time. Built from scratch for the cloud age, Frame’s unlimited computing power ensures that even the most complex visual applications run as smoothly as on the desktop, and much more securely. Frame is used by enterprises, service providers and software vendors, such as Adobe, Autodesk, HP, Siemens and SolidWorks. Frame has delivered millions of hours of production service to users in 206 countries around the world. The company is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Microsoft Ventures, In-Q-Tel, and CNTP raising a total of $32 million since 2013. Frame is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.