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New platform supports Windows apps in the cloud

By Laura Devaney
March 4th, 2015

Service lets schools save time, money by delivering Windows apps to devices directly from the cloud

mainframe-cloudA new visual cloud platform that runs Windows applications in the cloud could have big implications for school and district IT staff.

The solution from Mainframe2 enables Windows apps–from basic productivity and learning software to high-end graphics tools–to be installed and configured to run inside a browser in less than 10 minutes.

It aims to simplify app delivery and management by installing apps just once and centrally managing them on Mainframe2’s platform through an easy-to-use, web-based admin interface. Mainframe2 runs applications on servers in the cloud and delivers the user interface to browsers as a video stream.

The service also connects to third-party components, such as Dropbox for cloud storage, so that both apps and data reside in the cloud.

Next page: District IT leaders react to the cloud platform