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Cloud Locations

Faction® currently operates 7 cloud locations across the United States. We strategically selected each location and facility based on proximity to major public clouds, advanced security and compliance standards, and reputation - we only partner with the best of the best in the industry. Choose Faction with confidence, we guarantee more reliability, lower costs and no downtime.

Atlanta

Atlanta is a major interconnection point between Florida and New York, and the facility that houses Faction's Atlanta cloud location sits on top of most of this fiber. As a result, businesses have more choices for carrier-neutral interconnection, cloud, colocation and data center access from this location compared to any other facility in the region. This site has AWS Direct Connect as well as IBM Bluemix Direct Link.

 

Location Features:

  • Open compute Intel, Dell solid state sleds
  • Cloud storage: Based on NetApp Clustered DataONTap technology
  • 24x7 NOC operations
  • Purpose-built infrastructure architected to support mission critical applications
  • NetApp FAS 8000 Series Storage all flash and fully redundant
  • Multi-petabyte storage capabilities in every cloud location guarantees exceptional performance.
  • Blended Internet dramatically reduces latency, while dedicated links ensure superior intracloud performance.

 

Chicago

Chicago is one of Faction’s fastest-growing hybrid and private cloud locations. Faction’s Chicago cloud location sits in the largest facility for Chicago colocation downtown. It is directly connected to Chicago’s primary fiber optic ring and can provide low latency access to all of the major data centers and exchanges in the downtown area.

 

Location Features:

  • 24x7 NOC operations
  • Purpose-built infrastructure architected to support mission critical applications
  • Cisco UCS computing platform featuring FlexPod as a Service
  • Open compute Intel, Dell solid state sleds
  • NetApp FAS 8000 Series Storage all flash and fully redundant
  • Multi-petabyte storage capabilities in every cloud location guarantees exceptional performance
  • Blended Internet dramatically reduces latency, while dedicated links ensure superior intracloud performance

Denver

Corporate headquarters

Faction’s Denver data center is our flagship location. Our corporate headquarters are just down the road.

Denver, Colorado is virtually free of any major natural disasters, located in FEMA Zone 8 with the lowest risk of any US state. It’s why so many Faction cloud customers position their workloads in this Colorado data center - to ensure the safest possible place for their data.

The facility that houses Faction's Denver cloud location is a progressive, high availability super-sized data center. With over 300,000 sqft of capacity the facility has taken extensive precautionary measures to mitigate potential risk to your IT assets. This facility has over 30 MVA of data center capacity with a concurrently maintainable site infrastructure throughout.

 

Location Features:

  • Tier III rating
  • 24x7 NOC operations
  • Purpose-built infrastructure architected to support mission critical applications
  • Cisco UCS computing platform featuring FlexPod as a Service
  • Open compute Intel, Dell solid state sleds
  • NetApp FAS 8000 Series Storage all flash and fully redundant
  • Multi-petabyte storage capabilities in every cloud location guarantees exceptional performance.
  • Blended Internet dramatically reduces latency, while dedicated links ensure superior intracloud performance

New Jersey/New York

Faction’s New Jersey cloud location is less than 40 miles from Lower Manhattan for low-latency connectivity for trading platforms, backup processes, and other latency-sensitive applications.

Serving the tri-city area, our colocation partners build and manage customized data center solutions when and where you need them most.

 

Location Features:

  • 24x7 NOC operations
  • Purpose-built infrastructure architected to support mission critical applications
  • Open compute Intel, Dell solid state sleds
  • NetApp FAS 8000 Series Storage all flash and fully redundant
  • Multi-petabyte storage capabilities in every cloud location guarantees exceptional performance.
  • Blended Internet dramatically reduces latency, while dedicated links ensure superior intracloud performance

Portland

Faction's newest cloud location is at the center of interconnection in the hot Portland hyper scale cloud market. Being a cross-connect away enables Faction to build multi-cloud services with full control. Our ability to build storage pools between hyper scale cloud providers matched with our full control cloud enables the future of multi-cloud computing.

All Faction services are available in our Portland location, including Cloud Control Volumes.

 

Location Features:

  • 24x7 NOC operations
  • Purpose-built infrastructure architected to support mission critical applications
  • Open compute Intel solid state sleds
  • NetApp FAS 8000 Series Storage all flash and fully redundant
  • Multi-petabyte storage capabilities in every cloud location guarantees exceptional performance
  • Blended Internet dramatically reduces latency, while dedicated links ensure superior intracloud performance
  • On ramp to AWS and other hyperscalers
  • VMware Cloud on AWS available

Reston

Reston, VA is a major technology hub for the east coast and enables Faction clients to connect to large cloud service providers like AWS, Azure, and IBM more easily.

Faction's Northern VA cloud location resides at a major data center in Reston, which provides the facilities, locations, and services which are key to enabling our multi-cloud solutions between hyper scalers. Strategically located, this facility offers low-latency with direct connect access and the ability to scale at large.

 

Location Features:

  • 24x7 NOC operations
  • Purpose-built infrastructure architected to support mission critical applications
  • Open compute Intel solid state sleds
  • NetApp FAS 8000 Series Storage all flash and fully redundant
  • Multi-petabyte storage capabilities in every cloud location guarantees exceptional performance
  • Blended Internet dramatically reduces latency, while dedicated links ensure superior intracloud performance
  • On ramp to AWS and other hyperscalers
  • VMware Cloud on AWS available

Santa Clara

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley among technology giants, Faction’s Santa Clara, California cloud node is ideal for customers who desire hybrid cloud solutions and West Coast prominence.

Serving as both a Santa Clara data center and carrier hotel, the facility housing Faction's cloud location features 900 network provider options, and offers premium interconnection and colocation services. Strategically located on major fiber routes and multiple power grids, this data center facility offers a seismically rated infrastructure for businesses throughout Silicon Valley.

Faction's presence in an additional facility offers direct connections to major network and service providers.

 

Location Features:

  • Open compute Intel, Dell solid state sleds
  • Cloud storage: Based on industry-leading NetApp Solutions and their Clustered DataONTap technology
  • NetApp FAS 8000 Series Storage all flash and fully redundant
  • The Digital Realty facility serves as both colocation provider and carrier hotel in Santa Clara. Faction’s dark fiber Layer 2 Pathways between the two allows customers to ride the same carrier network onto the Faction Cloud
  • Extremely low latency results in an incredibly fast cloud
  • Diversified, redundant layer 2 fully-meshed networks

London

Currently in preview. GA, February 2019.

 

Node Features:

  • TBD