We are excited to announce that as of  April 11, 2017 we now hold a second patent, US Patent #9,621,374. This patent is around our hybrid and multi-cloud technology, which further reinforces our position at the forefront of hybrid and multi-cloud solutions. This newly published patent extends increased functionality to new protocols and software defined networking (SDN).

This patent gives Faction customers the advantage of two key innovations in the networking and cloud arenas: VXLAN and SDN. VXLAN technology is attractive to enterprises as it works to improve scalability challenges associated with large cloud deployments. SDN technology enables networks to add agility and flexibility, while allowing administrators to respond quickly through a centralized control location.

The announcement of this patent follows February’s announcement of the initial patent issued for Faction’s pioneering work on hybrid and multi-cloud networking, allowing service providers and enterprises to seamlessly connect the best features of various private and public clouds and design a robust cloud architecture that still operates as a single unified cloud. This patented technology powers both Faction Cloud Bloc and Faction Internetwork eXchange (FIX). 

“Our newest patent further validates Faction’s intellectual property leadership in hybrid and multi-cloud solutions,” states Luke Norris, Faction’s CEO and Founder. “By choosing Faction cloud, enterprises and service providers can take advantage of the many benefits inherent in combining the best features of private and public clouds – truly creating a cutting-edge approach to IT cloud transformation. Our patent leadership also paves the way for clients to leverage future cloud capabilities and allows Faction to confidently meet the sharp increase in demand we are seeing from enterprises seeking to establish hybrid and multi-cloud cloud strategies.”

Faction currently has cloud nodes in seven locations across the US, with plans to expand to 16 by the end of this year. Our team is also growing quickly; we currently have 50+ employees with several engineering positions open as well.

For a detailed update on Faction’s technology and expansion, read the recent 451 Research article by analyst Carl Brooks.