Key Concepts

Key concepts on frame architecture & why it is unique

IF I SAVE A DOCUMENT OR OTHER FILE ACCESSED BY AN APPLICATION LOCALLY ON THE INSTANCE, WILL IT PERSIST AFTER I DISCONNECT?
By default, your sandbox is set to accept persistent changes to files and settings.  For production use, however, instances are "stateless" by def...
Mon, 27 Nov, 2017 at 4:34 PM
HOW DOES MY OR MY USERS' DATA GET BACKED UP?
Since we let you connect to your own cloud storage (e.g., Dropbox or Google Drive), it's your responsibility to make sure that the data you have in your...
Mon, 27 Nov, 2017 at 4:35 PM
MANAGING YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR NOTIFICATIONS ON ACCOUNT ACTIVITY, OVERALL SYSTEM STATUS, AND NEW FEATURE RELEASES
You can receive automated notifications from Frame for various types of information: 1.  Account activity:  By default, the e-mail address used as the user...
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017 at 5:56 PM
WHAT IS AN AMAZON (OR AWS) INSTANCE?
An "Instance" is the AWS term for a virtual server in the cloud. For Frame accounts running on AWS, we use several different instance types, inclu...
Tue, 28 Nov, 2017 at 4:44 PM
HOW DO ALL THE ATTACHED SYSTEM DRIVES WORK, WHAT ARE THEY FOR, AND WHAT ARE THE BEST PRACTICES FOR USING THEM?
If you're not using a cloud storage solution like Dropbox, Box or Google Drive, you have several additional drive options available for working with se...
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017 at 6:55 PM
WHAT IS THE SANDBOX?
The Sandbox is a special instance on which you install and configure your applications. When you are ready to publish your application (enable multiple user...
Tue, 28 Nov, 2017 at 4:54 PM
AM I RUNNING MY APPS ON MY OWN DEDICATED HARDWARE?
Frame runs on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers running in the public cloud.   For example, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one IaaS provider and i...
Tue, 28 Nov, 2017 at 5:29 PM
CAN THERE BE ANY “CROSS-TALK” BETWEEN INSTANCES (DATA MOVING FROM ONE TO THE OTHER INADVERTENTLY)?
Virtual machines (instances) are completely isolated from one another at the operating system level. Each instance has its own complete and independent Wind...
Tue, 28 Nov, 2017 at 5:30 PM
DO I OR MY USERS NEED TO HAVE AN AWS ACCOUNT TO MANAGE INSTANCES, AMIS, ETC.?
No. Frame takes care of all of this for you -- you manage your complete system through the Frame Dashboard and Launchpad.  Frame takes care of all accounts ...
Tue, 28 Nov, 2017 at 5:30 PM
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE ARE USERS CURRENTLY RUNNING APPLICATIONS ON PRODUCTION INSTANCES WHEN I PUBLISH. WILL THEIR SESSIONS GET INTERRUPTED?
No.  Any sessions that are active when you publish will stay active until the user disconnects.  When publishing, only unused instances will be retired afte...
Tue, 28 Nov, 2017 at 5:31 PM