Faction's Internetwork eXchange intros hybrid cloud solution

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Faction has launched Internetwork eXchange (FIX), allowing enterprises to connect their private cloud and colocation resources with a public cloud infrastructure.

The company explained the highly secure solution will make it easier for businesses to make the most of hybrid cloud environments, by simply slotting in private cloud resources to public infrastructure. The whole process can be performed without having to make any networking changes, adding to the company's line-up of "bring your network as-is" implementations.

“IT managers today want to take advantage of new technologies, but find connecting private cloud workloads to public clouds to be a difficult and costly proposition,” comments Matthew Wallace, VP of Product for Faction. “Our patent-pending SDN technology allows our customers to bring their existing networks to our private cloud without any reconfiguration.

"Faction Internetwork eXchange now extends that capability to public clouds, giving them the security, cost savings, and simplicity they need to take full advantage of public cloud resources now, without costly migrations or complicated new tools."

He added that FIX has also been designed to lower the cost of connecting to the public cloud when compared to using a dedicated connection or piggybacking off the back of the public internet.

Faction explained that no other hardware or software is required to create virtual circuits across different networks using existing ports. This makes the cost of ownership cheaper because enterprises don't need to invest in any extra infrastructure, training or tools.FIX can connect with public cloud platforms including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM Softlayer.

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