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Faction and SoftNAS Partner to Deliver Enterprise-Grade Cloud Storage Service – Faction Inc.

Denver, CO – March 25, 2015 – Faction, an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud service provider offering hybrid, private, and public cloud solutions, today announced its partnership with SoftNAS™, a leading cloud storage software company. Faction partners with SoftNAS to complement its NetApp storage portfolio and address a growing need for on-demand, enterprise-class network-attached storage (NAS) and cloud file gateway capabilities with advanced Network File System (NFS)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) shared storage in the cloud, a mainstay storage solution for customers moving to the cloud.

With Faction’s recent rebranding, the company introduced a flexible cloud computing portfolio designed the way customers want it – with deep access, broad customization capabilities and patented layer 2 private pathways to the Faction cloud. Faction’s core bundles called Cloud Blocs are modular, flexible, and completely customizable so customers can design them with their unique network, processing and storage requirements. Storage is an essential component for enterprises of any size, so they can archive, back up and protect their business-critical data environments and applications.

“The SoftNAS addition to Faction’s portfolio, enables customers to receive a true differentiation on price performance for file gateway services on the front end of high-performance storage area network such as NetApp E-series,” said Rick Braddy, CEO, SoftNAS. “As organizations accelerate their cloud adoption strategies, SoftNAS delivers powerful, frictionless software-defined storage solutions that protect business-critical data and keep applications running 24 x 7 x 365 across public, private and hybrid clouds.”

“By partnering with SoftNAS, we offer businesses the ability to simplify high performance storage solutions without sacrificing control of technology, vendors or IT budgets,” said Luke Norris, CEO and Founder of Faction. “By deploying SoftNAS Cloud on the front-end of solutions like NetApp E-Series products, our customers receive the best multi-tenant NAS performance for services in the cloud.”

“Cloud IaaS is one of the fastest-growing areas of cloud computing adoption. It is a maturing technology with mainstream adoption. Although most organizations use cloud IaaS for only a portion of their workloads, the percentage of workloads in cloud IaaS is growing rapidly,” wrote Lydia Leong, Vice President, distinguished analyst, Gartner. 1

Customers working with SoftNAS and Faction can create customizable, platform agnostic cloud storage environments and leverage management portals to easily manage them. All of this is backed by the 100% money back Service Level Agreement (SLA) offered by Faction and the SoftNAS No Downtime Guarantee.

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1 Gartner, Technology Overview for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Lydia Leong, 30 June 2014.

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About SoftNAS

SoftNAS, LLC, is a leading storage software company that provides agile storage software that protects business-critical data across public, private and hybrid clouds.  SoftNAS believes storage can be both powerful and frictionless, providing customers with the enterprise-class NAS storage and file gateway capabilities required to safely and reliably operate mission-critical IT systems and applications in the cloud. SoftNAS supports the most popular private, public and hybrid cloud computing platforms, including Amazon AWS™, Microsoft® Azure™ and Hyper-V®, VMware® vSphere® and vCloud® Air™.

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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. or (855) 532-4734. Follow us on Twitter (@FactionInc) and LinkedIn.

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