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OVERVIEW

Faction Cloud Control Volumes (CCVs) provide customers with persistent cloud-attached storage with a flexible design that matches the right storage performance tiers to  workload needs, optimizing costs. 

The service is directly connected to public clouds via proprietary, patented network connectivity with ultra-low latency. Customers can also leverage this service for cloud-based, cost-effective disaster-recovery-as-a-service for VMware-based workloads.

Benefits

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SCALE UP WITHOUT ADDING COMPLEXITY

Enjoy cloud-attached storage that scales as your applications require, without the need to add costly compute nodes.

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FLEXIBLE PERFORMANCE TIERING

Storage performance tiers allow you to optimize your storage design, matching access frequency and throughput capabilities to your specific workloads, while reducing costs to store less frequently accessed data.

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DECREASE RISK WITH DURABLE AND PERSISTENT STORAGE

Faction storage is persistent, unlike many of your other options. Most public clouds leverage hyper-converged infrastructure, so if a software-defined data center is shut down, all data is lost as the node is deleted. You can avoid that scenario with Faction cloud storage.

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INCREASE SPEED TO MARKET WITH RAPID CLOUD MIGRATION

When you use CCVs with VMware Cloud on AWS, you can leverage existing skills and tools on familiar VMware technology and replicate directly from your on-premise storage arrays to Faction storage.

USE CASES

Big Data
As your data grows it becomes more valuable to your business. Public clouds offer AI and machine learning capabilities to process, manipulate, and analyze your data to create competitive advantages.
Disaster Recovery
Accelerate time to protection, automate disaster recovery operations, and reduce costs by only paying for cloud compute on the target site once a failover occurs.

Multi-Cloud Resilience
Plan and provide your business with more options to restore operations in the event one cloud provider experiences an outage.

Data Center Extension
Add compute power and capacity. Comply with data sovereignty requirements. Reduce costs by vacating an existing data center.

Multi-Cloud Storage
Avoid vendor lock-in, support high-availability architectures, and leverage different clouds that best meet business use cases.

SUPPORTED CLOUDS

Use Cloud Control Volumes with your choice of one or more hyperscale cloud providers to leverage the best-in-breed tools without the complications.

  • AWS
  • VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Private Cloud(s)

REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE

Architecture Notes

  • Faction Cloud Control Volumes are deployed in data centers in close proximity to cloud(s)
  • Traffic traverses the network between Faction Cloud Control Volumes and the public cloud of choice over an ultra-low-latency, proprietary and patented Layer 2 technology.

FLEXIBLE STORAGE TIERS

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ARCHIVE

Best for workloads and data that requires infrequent access. These include use cases like long-term records retention, write-once-read-never, video retention, and web content management.

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STANDARD

Powerful solution suitable for application testing and development, off-premises data replication and data resilience, home directories, shared directories for use cases like test/dev diagnostics.

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PREMIER

Best for applications that require high amount of read access, including media processing, home directories, application testing and development, container storage, and rendering.

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ELITE

All-flash storage tier suitable for high performance workloads like critical stream analytics, real-time inference with machine learning, and time sensitive data warehouse workloads.

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TURBO

Best performance for workloads including Big Data analytics and IO-intensive apps like SAP, Oracle and SQL Enterprise.


LEARN MORE

Data Sheet

Explore a product overview of Faction Cloud Control Volumes.

Deep Dive: Cloud-Attached Storage for VMware Cloud

Cloud Control Volumes support multiple clouds including VMware Cloud on AWS. Matt Wallace, Faction CTO, takes a deep dive into cloud computing and virtualization for VMware Cloud on AWS.

Savings with Faction CCVs for VMware Cloud on AWS

Sample Savings with Faction CCVs and VMware Cloud on AWS

This video demonstrates how customers can save more than 90% on VMware Cloud on AWS using Faction Cloud Control Volumes.

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