Faction® (formerly Peak®) is a leading enterprise-class infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud service provider 100 percent dedicated to serving channel partners, and Avnet is developing integrated and packaged off-premise cloud solutions for its channel partners powered by Faction. These solutions will address the IT infrastructure challenges of channel partners’ customers related to business continuity, disaster recovery, storage and networking.
Additionally, channel partners can access the Faction WhiteCloud Service through Avnet’s Cloud Accelerator Program Powered-by-Faction. This program enables Avnet partners to create solutions by integrating Faction’s enterprise-class cloud services platform such as open compute and FlexPod-based infrastructure into cloud solutions and customize it to meet the specific needs of their customers. Solutions can be branded by the partner.
With Type II SSAE 16 and SOC 1 & 2 compliant cloud nodes in six geographies across the United States and in Europe (Seattle, Denver, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, and the United Kingdom), Faction offers a cloud environment based on industry-leading technologies including VMware, NetApp and Brocade. Faction’s carrier neutral datacenter locations and 100% SLA’s provides the building blocks for partners to package and deliver their own public, private, hybrid and disaster recovery solutions.
Avnet Cloud Accelerator Program Powered-by-Faction
The Avnet Cloud Accelerator Program Powered by Faction enables partners to rapidly enter the cloud marketplace under their own brand, without making the upfront capital investment. The program provides partners access to Faction’s enterprise class cloud services providing the building blocks of compute, storage and networking.
Under the program, partners maintain all of the benefits of being a Faction partner plus a number of Avnet-provided benefits. These include technical pre-sales support, monthly billing and Avnet’s ecosystem of complementary software and hardware providing the necessary components from a single source for a complete cloud solution powered by Faction.
The program features the following:
• Ecosystem of complementary software and hardware to accelerate time-to-market
• Robust self-service partner portal for training and marketing resources
• Maintain all of the benefits of being a Faction Partner
• 100-percent channel focus lets you own and protect your customer relationships
• Demonstration tools
• Sales and technical support throughout the entire sales cycle
• Monthly billing for consumed infrastructure