AUSTIN, TX and MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2015) - Mainframe2, an innovator in cloud-based app delivery, today launched its groundbreaking visual cloud platform tailored to the education market. At the TCEA 2015 Convention & Exposition, one of the largest educational technology conferences, Mainframe2 demonstrated how any Windows app -- from basic productivity and learning software to high-end graphics tools -- can be installed and configured to run inside a browser in less than 10 minutes.
"Students and teachers have been central to our vision of making the best apps accessible to everyone, everywhere," said Dr. Nikola Bozinovic, founder and CEO of Mainframe2. "Schools are already benefiting greatly from having access to first-class web apps, like Gmail. Our cloud platform extends this concept to thousands of Windows apps. 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. It's a huge barrier to broad adoption of inexpensive end points, like Chromebooks, that we're eliminating today."
With Mainframe2, app delivery and management is dramatically simplified. Apps are installed just once and centrally managed on Mainframe2's platform through an easy-to-use, web-based admin interface. The service also connects to third-party components, such as Dropbox for cloud storage, so that both apps and data reside in the cloud.
"As a school district that has to watch every dollar, we love Chromebooks, but ChromeOS doesn't run Windows programs. We needed a way to deliver apps that don't run on Chrome and had been using Citrix in this role, but it couldn't satisfy our needs," said Donald Clifton, technology coordinator with Northwestern Local Schools in Wooster, Ohio. "When we heard about Mainframe2, it seemed like a great option to provide Autodesk Inventor to our students. Northwestern Local Schools is excited about the new possibilities that can be unleashed for our students with this new cloud-based technology."
School tech directors and administrators can see the solution in action and enroll in the Mainframe2 Early Access Program (EAP) for Education for free by visiting Mainframe2 at Booth 115 at TCEA 2015 this week in Austin, Texas. Schools unable to attend the show can apply to join the EAP by visiting www.mainframe2.com/signup.
Mainframe2 is a game-changing, cloud-based platform that enables the delivery of all Windows-based software via any browser to any device. The venture-backed company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. For more information, visit www.mainframe2.com.