Today, Faction announces that its enterprise-class cloud computing service drives the Chicago Sun-Times’ news platform. Faction’s cloud solution elevates the Chicago Sun-Times’ content management system, improving the accessibility to their journalists, staff and by addressing the specific requirements for both print and digital environments.

“The Chicago Sun-Times is dedicated to providing high quality content to its readers in both print and online environments,” states Tom Masilak, Senior Director of Information Technology for the Chicago Sun-Times. “With MNJ’s help, coupled with Faction’s flexible cloud platform, we are able to move forward with the latest in technology and still enjoy significant CAPEX savings. We liked that Faction’s cloud node is located very close to us, keeping storage and compute local and reducing latency overall.”

The Chicago Sun-Times’ content management system is the source for their journalists and staff to submit stories, store research, and manage an immense amount of information every day. To restructure their print news applications, the Chicago Sun-Times consulted with their partner, MNJ Technologies. MNJ helped the Chicago Sun-Times apply virtualization by moving their applications to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud offering, powered by Faction. Living in Faction’s cloud, the content management system is used to pull in online stories from WordPress that can then easily be used for print.

“MNJ works closely with companies to determine the most optimal way to leverage the cloud, whether it is for outsourcing certain applications or using the cloud for disaster recovery and avoidance,” states Eric Mueller, Director of Cloud Services for MNJ Technologies.

“Faction is always excited to bring the power of the cloud to our partners and their end-users,” comments Luke Norris, CEO for Faction. “We purposely design cloud solutions the way customers want it, with deep access and broad customization capabilities, as we truly understand that no two solutions are alike.  Our partners know when we are introduced to their clients that we will work hard to understand the goals and pains of what they are experiencing and design flexible environments to accommodate.”

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