XI Frame
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Overview

Nutanix enables IT teams to build and operate powerful multi-cloud architectures. Our Enterprise Cloud OS software melds private, public and distributed cloud operating environments and provides a single point of control to manage IT infrastructure and applications at any scale.

Nutanix Digital Workspace enables both end-user computing (EUC) on the industry leading Enterprise Cloud OS software aka EUC on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and Xi Frame Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).

Xi Frame is a virtual desktop service offered by Nutanix. The goal of Xi Frame is to securely connect users, apps, and data from anywhere to any device. It’s simple because it just works. It delivers positive results fast. And it normalizes excellence in user experience.

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SCORE
Tape backup
+1
Hypervisor
+2
Deduplication
+2
Multiuser
+1
Cloud connector
+1
Total Improvement
+7
 
  • General
Content
Content Creator
WhatMatrix - Karan Chawla
Vendor
Vendor Overview
Frame was named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Endpoint Computing and it is the only multi-cloud Windows workspace service running at a global scale, with 4380 employees reaching 11.5 K users in over than 200 countries.
Product
Product Overview
Manage users, publish and scale applications from a single online dashboard, and distribute tools to everyone, instantly.

Rich features allow even the most sophisticated workflows to move to the cloud: run globally in Azure and AWS locations; connect to your on-prem datacentre using a built-in hardware VPN; schedule backups and much more. Best of all you can set up a full PoC in minutes instead of months.
History
Cloud Native
Born in Cloud
Reach
Market Presence
Global across regions
 
  • Architecture
Deployment Options
Cloud
Available
Hybrid
Available
Cloud Worker hosting platforms
Azure Government
Yes
AWS GovCloud
Yes
Azure public IaaS
Yes
AWS public IaaS
Yes
GCP public IaaS
No
Any other public IaaS
Nutanix Xi
On-Premise Worker hosting platforms
Integration with Microsoft Hyper-v
No
Integration with Citrix Hypervisor (formerly Xenserver)
No
Integration with VMware vSphere
No
Integration with Nutanix Acropolis
No
Integration with any other HCI/Hypervisor
No
Geograp...
Control Plane locations
US
 
  • Enterprise Integration
Network Integration
VPN connection
Yes
Trunked Connection
Yes
Virtual Network Peering
Yes
SaaS ap...
Pre-integrated SaaS catalog
Not available
Enterpr...
Utility Server hosting
Yes
Enterprise File Services integration
Windows File Services integration
Yes
Native integration with Cloud Storage - Box
Yes
Native integration with Cloud Storage – DropBox
Yes
Native integration with Cloud Storage – gDrive
Yes
Native integration with Cloud Storage – OneDrive
Yes
Native integration with Cloud Storage – Citrix Content Collaboration Service
No
Enterpr...
Native integration with any other Cloud Storage
Yes
Enterpr...
GPO/GPP support
Yes
ITSM In...
Integration with ITSM tool
Yes
 
  • Platform
Capacity Management
Auto scaling
Yes
Auto shutdown
Yes
Auto decommission
Yes
REST API to setup capacity management
Yes
Capacity management setup from GUI
Yes
GUI to setup instances based on schedule(s)
Yes
Business Continuity
Upgrades and Updates
Yes
Disaster Recovery
Yes
Data Backup/Restore
Yes
Bundled...
Compute Tiers flexibility
Flexible
Instance Types
Instance type supported in Azure
Any
Instance type supported in AWS
Any & default options recommended
Bare metal Instances supported?
No
 
  • Guest OS Support
Windows Client OS
Microsoft Windows 10
No
Microsoft Windows 8 /8.1
No
Microsoft Windows 7
No
Windows Server OS
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2012R2
Yes
Microsoft Windows 2008/2008 R2
No
Linux OS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
No
Linux Ubuntu
Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise
No
Linux CentOS
Yes
 
  • End-point Support
Fat OS platforms
Native Client for Windows 7/8/10 (version)
Yes
Native Client for Mac OSX (version)
Yes
Native Client for Linux (version)
Yes
Mobile OS platforms
Native Client for Android (version)
No
Native Client for iOS (version)
No
Native Client for ChromeOS (version)
No
Thin OS platforms
Supported Zero Client (Dell/HP/IGEL)
No
Native Client for Thin Client (Dell/HP/IGEL)
Yes
Native Client for Raspberry Pi (version)
No
Browser platforms
Internet Explorer
Yes
Microsoft Edge
Yes
Mozilla Firefox
Yes
Google Chrome
Yes
Safari
Yes
 
  • Protocol
Native Protocol
Basic Remoting Protocol name
Frame Remoting Protocol
HD Protocol name
Frame Remoting Protocol
Browser...
Browser Protocol name
Frame Remoting Protocol
TCP/UDP support
TCP support on Native clients
Yes
TCP support on HTML5 Browser clients
Yes
UDP support on Native clients
No
UDP support on HTML5 Browser clients
No
Encoding
Support H.264
Yes
Support H.265
No
Use NVENC
Yes
Advanced features
QoS within Protocol
Yes
Build to lossless
Yes
3D support
Yes
Support grayscale only
Yes
Watermarking included into protocol
No
Protocol automatically adapts based on network conditions
Yes
Connection Resiliency
Yes
Browser Experience
GPU support
Yes
Multi-monitor support
Yes
Resolution
4K
Multimedia Redirection support
Adobe Flash support
No
HTML5 video support
No
Windows Media Redirection
No
Multime...
Server-side rendering multimedia delivery
No
Bandwidth/resource m...
Ability to prioritize Printing, client drives, USB, Audio, Video Traffic/ Bandwidth
Yes
Supports multistream UDP/TCP
No
 
  • Authentication
3rd Party IDP support
Native support for AzureAD
Yes
Native support for Ping Identity
Yes
Native support for OKTA
Yes
Native support for Google Auth
Yes
Native support for VMware Identity Manager
Yes
Support oAuth based Identity Providers
Yes
Support SAML based Identity Providers
Yes
Commerc...
Commercial Identity support
No
Directo...
Native support for Directory Services
Yes
Cloud D...
Offers Cloud directory services
Yes
Context...
Restrict access/Functionality based on time/location/device
No
Role Ba...
Granular control
Yes
 
  • Image Lifecycle Management
Image Preparation
Ability to customize base/golden Image
Yes
Ability to Import Enterprise Image
No
Update Management
Application/Desktop remoting agent update
Yes
Compliance updates
Customer Managed
Shadow pool
Yes
Backup/Restore/Rollback options
Yes
 
  • User Interface
Unified...
Unified Workplace for App, Desktops, SaaS, Mobile
No
Categor...
Application grouping
Yes
Alerts & Notificatio...
Maintenance Alerts
No
Notifications about upgrades
Yes
Website Experience
Survey invitations
Yes
Customize web interface
Yes
Custom logout Redirect
Yes
 
  • Service Offerings
Options
Stateful
Yes
Stateless
Yes
Use Cases
Remote Windows Desktop Experience
Partially Available
Remote Windows Application Experience
Partially Available
Remote Windows Server based VDI Experience
Yes
Remote Linux Desktop Experience
Yes
Secure Browser
Yes
Launch applications via Web interface
Yes
Launch applications as embedded app in Web Interface
Yes
Integrate services/webapps in web interface
Yes
Publish Content
Yes
Support Outlook 2016 cached mode
Yes
Support Windows Search
Yes
 
  • Data & End-user experience
User Profile
Built-in User Profile Management
Yes
Selective Profile management
Yes
Ability to clear “user profile data”
Yes
Profile restore options
Yes
User Profile sync with FAT Client scenario
No
Integration with third-party profile solutions
Yes
User profile can be containerized
Yes
Option to store Archive of profiles
Yes
Redirection
Open local file-types using Remote apps
No
Generic USB Redirection
No
Supported type of Ports
No
Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV)
Webcam support
No
Speaker & Microphone support
Yes
Able to curb Unified Communication Hairpinning effect
No
Microsoft Skype for business support
No
Microsoft Teams support
No
Display
Multi-monitor support <=4
No
Dual-monitor support
Tech Preview
4K monitor support
Yes
Uncommon Input Devic...
3D Space mouse
Can utilize Relative mouse feature
Pen/stylus
Yes
Touch Support
Touch Screen support
Yes
Touch optimization
Yes
Gesture Support
Yes
Data Access
Clipboard Access
Yes
Ability to upload/download files from native client
Yes
Ability to upload/download files from browser
Yes
Miscellaneous
Show ‘tips’ at session start
Yes
Client time zone Redirection
No
Native integration into Chromebook system Tray
Yes
Feedbac...
End user is able to provide feedback
Yes
Performance Indicators
Connection check page build-in web interface (check supported client, different datacentres, network bandwidth, latency)
Yes
Display network conditions (bandwidth)
Yes
Display network conditions (latency)
Yes
Display network conditions (distance)
Yes
Display session time
Yes
Check system availability
Yes
Display advanced session stats
Yes
Application Experien...
Hot start applications
Yes
Warm start applications
Yes
Self-Service capabilities
Application Provisioning
Yes
Upgrade/Downgrade Compute power
Yes
Allow users to reboot their Instances
Only Power-off possible
Users able to reset their desktop
Only Power-off possible
User able to Install Applications
Yes
 
  • Administration
Ease of...
Deployment Complexity
Fairly easy & Quick
Role Based Access
Delegation of control
Yes
Access to multiple tenants via ‘SuperAdmin’
Yes
Visibility
Analytics across multiple tenants
Yes
Update Management
Yes
Portability
Copy master image across multiple tenants
Yes
Copy tenant policy configuration across multiple tenants
Yes
Publish...
Automatic detection of new installed applications to easy onboard these apps
Yes
Auditin...
Auditing and security logging of admin actions
Yes
Troubleshooting Tool...
Diagnostic tools
Yes
Remote Support
Yes
Log Availability
Syslog integration
No
Historical data is available via GUI
Yes
History of logs
Yes
Reporting
Pre-defined and Customizable Reports
Yes
Real-time Alerting
No
Web based Reporting
Yes
Scripting
Scripting support and command-line interface
Yes
SDKs
Yes
Automat...
User Provisioning
Yes
 
  • Security & Compliance
Data Pr...
Encryption Standards
Yes
Compliance Standard
SOC2
Yes
FEDRAMP / FEDRAMP Ready
Yes
GDPR
Yes
PCI
No
HIPAA
No
 
  • Monitoring & Analytics
Application/Desktop ...
Availability
Yes
Performance
Yes
Service
Metrices available for QOS
Yes
User Experience Monitoring
Session Performance
Application level monitoring
No
Productive time
Yes
Usage Analytics
License Usage (hourly/daily/monthly/yearly)
Yes
Sessions (hourly/daily/monthly/yearly)
Yes
Peak usage & Peak time analysis
Yes
Cost Control Recommendations
Partially Available
Region based analysis
Yes
Usage analysis
Yes
Risk An...
Abnormal behaviour detection
Yes
 
  • Support
Service Level
SLA
0.999
Service credits
Yes
Support
Availability hours & Level
24/7/365
Languages supported
English
Support capabilities offered
Premium support
Migration toolset
No
Documentation
Support forum
https://docs.fra.me/docs/customer-portal-case-management
Developer Network
https://developer.fra.me
Knowledge Base
https://docs.fra.me/
Reference Architecture, Support documentation, Best Practice Guidance
https://docs.fra.me
 
  • License & Billing
Full Solution Licensing [Control Plane (PaaS) + Workers (VMs)]
Concurrent user subscription
Yes
Named user subscription
Yes
Any minimum commitment
5 users minimum for Enterprise
Control Plane (PaaS) only
Concurrent user subscription
Yes
Named user subscription
Yes
Any minimum commitment
100 users minimum for Enterprise
BYOL
BYO-Azure subscription
Yes
BYO-AWS subscription
Yes
Use vendor – Azure CSP subscription
Yes
Use vendor – AWS CSP subscription
Yes
BYO-RDS CAL
Yes
BYO-EA (for vDesktops)
No
Use vendor – RDS SAL CSP
Yes
Metering models
Full Stack Metered usage subscription model
Yes
Control plane Metered usage subscription model
Yes
Metering
Metering parameter
Per hour
Services measurement
Partially Available
Miscell...
Crediting system
Yes
Pricing
Control plane + Worker Pricing
https://fra.me/pricing-business

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