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Faction Cloud Control Volumes

Take control of Cloud Storage Cloud Control Volumes and NetApp Private Storage-as-a-Service Fueled by Faction


Faction Cloud Control Volumes are storage volumes directly accessible from your on-premise datacenter, colocation environment, public cloud presence, or from your Faction private cloud. With three tiers of storage from long-term archiving, high-throughput big data analytics data lakes, or ultra-performant cross-cloud all-flash.

Each tier comes connected to the Internet for data seeding, or WAN mounted storage, as well as connections to a public cloud or datacenter of your choice. Additional clouds or datacenters can be added on, and your Cloud Control Volume storage is available from every connected cloud at once.



Cross-Cloud By Default

Your Cloud Control Volumes are automatically connected to the Internet, a public cloud of your choice or colocation in one of over 50 supported metro datacenters, and connections can be added to utilize your Cloud Control Volumes from every instance in every cloud at once. Seed data over Internet, VPN, or your private carrier connection (including MPLS, VPLS, EPL, EVPL), and then have your data accessible immediately as file-based storage in public clouds.

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Storage For Every Situation

Faction offers three tiers of Cloud Control Volumes to fit any situation. These include:


The ultimate storage for a data lake. With a better value than public cloud object/data lake storage, accessible over simple NFS, petabyte-scale, cross-cloud enabled, and yet still capable of a blistering performance at scale. Ready to use with Hadoop and Spark, without all the pain of having to marshal data in and out of object/data lake storage. 


NetApp-based cross-cloud storage. The power of SnapMirror, deduplication and compression, and the durability of true enterprise storage. Cross-cloud ready, and a better value than options like AWS EBS. 


Blazing fast all-flash storage. Capable of up to over 7,500 IOPs per TB and 20Gbp/s or more for 100TB footprints. Perfect for the most demanding analytics workloads, and cross-cloud capabilities by default, which exposes the full power of NetApp features, from SnapMirror to inline deduplication and compression. Faster and less expensive than options like AWS EFS and multi-cloud enabled.

Extend Your Colocation Footprint

Cloud Control Volumes are available at major colocation centers. Cities include Santa Clara, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Northern Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and Atlanta. 

And can be connected to through direct cross-connect or via provider exchanges, at facilities such as Coresite, Equinix, Digital Realty Trust, CyrusOne, and more.