Faction Recognized as Leading Service Provider on CRN’s Data Center 100 List

March 2, 2016

Denver, CO – March 2, 2016 – Faction, an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud provider offering hybrid and multi-cloud solutions, announces today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Faction as a top ten service provider on its 2016 Data Center 100 list. This annual lineup recognizes service providers who excel at powering, supporting and protecting the complex and demanding data centers on which today’s businesses rely.

CRN editors select companies for the Data Center 100 list on the basis of multiple criteria, including each company’s overall impact on the market, its influence on the channel as a whole, and the types of technology and services it makes available to its partners. In addition to recognizing technology suppliers for outstanding products and services, the Data Center 100 serves as a valuable guide for solution providers looking for best-in-class vendors providing everything from data backup tools to virtual data center solutions and cloud hosting services.

Faction was chosen for the Data Center 100 list because of its unique business model that sells exclusively to and through service providers – enabling VARs and service providers to rapidly harness the Faction cloud, without competition, through its no-compete sales promise. In addition, Faction launched many new tools, resources and services to support its channel partners and service providers, including the following:

  • The company expanded its product portfolio with its Faction Cloud bloc, a modular building “bloc” that allows Faction partners to truly customize their private, public or hybrid cloud. This allows each service provider or reseller to customize their cloud to their specifications, with reservations, protected storage, and many other unique features.
  • Faction introduced its Cloud Marketplace — a simplified purchasing system that connects existing customers and channel partners to various cloud service providers and approved vendors.
  • Faction created the Faction Advanced Solutions Team (FAST), which specializes in particularly complicated cloud requirements, allowing customers to use experts in the field to establish customized networking solutions.

Customers of the Faction cloud benefit from Faction’s highly available platform purpose-built to handle large-scale mission-critical workloads. They enjoy complete control over their virtual environment through dedicated virtualization management consoles and they can “plug in” to Faction cloud locations, using their existing network and carrier, via seamless dedicated, private layer 2 network interconnections among their various IT installations.

“Building and maintaining an efficient, reliable data center is a monumental task, requiring a wide range of technologies, including a combination of hardware and software that provides just the right fit. Vendors who can deliver this breadth and depth of materials and services are an invaluable resource to today’s solution providers, and we are pleased to present the best of those companies in the 2016 Data Center 100 list,” states a spokesperson for CRN.

“Faction is honored to be recognized as a leading service provider on the CRN Data Center 100 list, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to innovate, as well as enable our partners to extend the best in cloud computing to their end-user customers,” comments Luke Norris, CEO of Faction. “The Faction cloud is built for service providers, by service providers and our team is dedicated to ensuring that our customers has best-in-class service and deep control over their cloud infrastructure. Every Faction partner has access to a wide array of platforms and sales enablement tools to ensure success.”

The Data Center 100 list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/datacenter100.

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About Faction

Faction is an enterprise-class IaaS cloud service provider offering private, public, & hybrid cloud solutions through channel partners. Faction supplies cloud the way its partners and customers want it with extreme performance, deep control, and broad customization capabilities.   FACTION is 100% channel-driven, as it never competes with Channel Partners and provides the services, tools and expertise that result in value for customers. With cloud nodes across the United States and in Europe (Seattle, Santa Clara, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, New Jersey, New York, and the United Kingdom), Faction offers both Cisco UCS and Open Compute platforms, is a Platinum-level NetApp Service Provider, and is VMware vCloud® Powered. Join the Faction. Become a Reseller Today. www.www.factioninc.com or (855) 532-4734. Follow us on Twitter (@FactionInc) and LinkedIn

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