Faction Announces New Service: Faction Managed VMware Cloud™ on AWS

DENVER, Aug. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Faction, a provider of next-generation cloud infrastructure, today announced the release of its brand new managed service offering for VMware Cloud™ on AWS, which VMware officially launched with initial availability in AWS US West (Oregon) region today at VMworld in Las Vegas, NV.

VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s enterprise class Software-Defined Data Center software to the AWS Cloud, and enables customers to run applications across VMware vSphere®-based private, public and hybrid cloud environments, with optimized access to AWS services.

As an Early Access Partner in the beta program for VMware Cloud on AWS, Faction is bringing its extensive private cloud expertise to this offering by assisting customers with strategy, assessment, migration, and offering a variety of complementary services, such as professional services, managed remote access and storage offerings. Faction has developed a turnkey and comprehensive program and managed services for Enterprises eager to move to VMware Cloud on AWS, including a VMware Cloud on AWS assessment engagement to help Enterprises directly assess their workload performance inside of VMware Cloud on AWS, using Faction environments.

Faction CEO & Founder Luke Norris comments, “With the Enterprise trending to Hybrid and beyond into Multi-cloud we are excited to be so well positioned with VMware's Cloud Services, including the launch of VMware Cloud on AWS. The time is now for the Enterprise to maximize the value of cloud services.”

“Business leaders are seeking to accelerate their digital transformation efforts to remain competitive, adopting multiple clouds across three or more providers,” comments Ajay Patel, senior vice president, general manager, Cloud Provider Software Business Unit, VMware. “With a suite of offerings leveraging VMware technologies such as VMware NSX® and VMware Cloud on AWS, customers can additionally benefit from Faction’s experience in cross-cloud networking and storage to lower complexity while enhancing productivity in the multi-cloud reality.”

Faction Managed Services for VMware Cloud on AWS gives mutual customers a single pane of glass for monitoring workloads across AWS, VMware Cloud on AWS, as well as Faction private environments. Faction’s datacenters are located nearby relevant AWS datacenters, and have dedicated high-speed links directly into AWS and VMware Cloud on AWS, allowing Faction to assist customers with data migration, cost-effective cloud-adjacent storage, secure high-speed remote access, and more.

VMware Cloud on AWS service helps customers run their existing workloads directly inside AWS, gaining all the benefits of VMware software and experience, while allowing developers to rapidly integrate with AWS services. Faction Managed Services for VMware Cloud makes the transition to VMware Cloud on AWS easy for mutual customers with deep expertise in managing remote access, networking, backup and DR, and systems and security management.

With the same architecture, control, and operational experience on-premises and in the cloud, IT teams can quickly derive instant business value from use of this AWS and VMware hybrid cloud experience.

For more information, please visit www.factioninc.com

About Faction®
Faction® is an enterprise-class IaaS cloud provider offering private, public and hybrid cloud solutions. Faction® has Type II SSAE 16 and SOC 1 & 2, HIPAA compliant and PCI capable cloud nodes in 8 geographies in North America. It provides services directly to enterprise customers and through channel partners. Faction® offers both Cisco UCS and Open Compute platforms, is a Platinum-level NetApp Service Provider, and is VMware Hybrid Cloud® and IaaS® Powered. For more information on Faction®, and to learn how to leverage hybrid cloud and multi-cloud strategies, please visit www.factioninc.com. Follow us on Twitter (@FactionInc) and LinkedIn.

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