VMware joins forces with Frame to deliver Windows apps to Workspace One users
VMware recently announced a partnership with Frame that will enable Workspace One users to stream Windows apps from the cloud. Under the venture, Frame will power VMware’s new App Express service, allowing companies to deploy Windows apps such as Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya and Microsoft Office.
VMware Workspace One is a basic platform that deploys and manages apps on smartphones, tablets and laptops. Currently, a whirlwind of apps run on different types of endpoints, each of which increases management overhead and security risks. In an effort to reduce management overhead and security risks, some companies have started streaming Windows apps from a public cloud, private cloud or on site. VMware Workspace One App Express is a simple way to consolidate both front-end and back-end operations, making apps easier to deploy and manage.
Frame, on the other hand, enables users to onboard applications across multiple cloud infrastructures. An attractive feature of Frame is it adopts a ‘pay as you grow’ model, giving companies the option to purchase only what they need, and scale up when necessary. In addition, Frame enables users to put desktop virtualization workloads on either Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Azure.
As part of the partnership, a number of updates will be made to VMware Workspace One. Most significantly, users will be able to access Windows apps on any web browser without having to use third-party plugins or downloads. This means companies will no longer have to update hundreds of distinct systems, or purchase, build and manage a data center.
Although VMware has been successful in terms of virtualized app delivery, the company has come to recognize the significance of cloud-native delivery models. For this reason, VMware chose Frame, which is equipped with cloud-native tools. Furthermore, several native-brand customers already use Frame’s services. Users will be able to publish applications using Frame’s cloud-native control panel, and connect to several popular storage devices including Dropbox, Google Drive and Box.
The news follows the recent announcement that VMware Cloud is now available on AWS. The deal is a product of an alliance the companies revealed in October 2016. The organizations say they want to help customers leverage a hybrid cloud environment with VMware software, while giving them access to a host of services provided by AWS.