New in the Faction Portal: Self-service connection to the cloud through the Faction Internetwork Exchange

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March 5, 2021

Author: jae Roh, Faction Product Team

With Cloud Control Volumes, Faction offers persistent cloud-attached storage with flexible performance tiers that perfectly match your workload. Now, with a new feature in the Faction Portal, you can quickly and easily add new Faction Internetwork eXchange (FIX) connections to attach your CCVs to additional cloud providers. Our cloud attach wizard makes enabling multi-cloud access to your data simple.

The cloud attach wizard currently supports  AWS Direct Connect, Azure Express Route Direct, and Google Cloud Interconnect connections. We will soon add options to connect to Oracle Cloud and to add public Internet connections. All CCVs come bundled with FIX network capacity that can be allocated among any of the connected cloud providers. A single FIX connection from a Faction location connects all of your CCVs at that location to the cloud target. 

You can also change those allocations as your application needs evolve. For example, each major cloud provider is continually introducing new services. To take advantage of these new services, you could increase the bandwidth of your connection to that application.

We offer connections ranging from 1 Gbps up to 100 Gbps, all with extremely low latency. This capability is available at all of the Faction multi-cloud locations: Reston, Santa Clara, and Portland in the U.S, plus London and Frankfurt.

All FIX connections allow you to present the same IP address and the same VLANs for your data volume across all of your cloud providers, simplifying your application development and administration and making it easier to move workloads from one cloud provider to another. 

Learn more about FIX

Faction Internetwork eXchange (FIX) is a service that provides Faction customers with the ability to connect virtual circuits between data centers on-premises with the Faction zone, as well as with public clouds. It is a patent-pending “bring your network as-is” that enables enterprises to bring their private cloud networking to hybrid cloud designs, allowing enterprises to easily add the use of the public cloud to their private clouds without complex networking changes. Faction FIX provides a single IP and a single namespace across all clouds and on-premises locations. 

Benefits of FIX:

  • Bring your network “as-is”
  • Faction blends together various cloud connect ports that offer a balance of high and low speeds to match each applications’ requirements 
  • Faction provides unique Layer 2 Quality of Service
  • Faction selects data center locations based on lowest latency connectivity to all clouds.

Faction provides FIX as part of our Multi-Cloud Data Solutions, including Cloud Control Volumes, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service, and Faction Bloc.

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