Robert Bird Group Sees 70% Cost Savings With Talon CloudFAST™ and Microsoft Azure Through Global File Sharing and Collaboration Solution

on March 08, 2016

Talon Enables File Collaboration and Data Consolidation Between RBG's UK, Australia and India Offices With Microsoft Azure and Azure File Storage

Mount Laurel, NJ – March 8, 2016 - Talon, a provider of Microsoft based Intelligent file caching solutions for distributed enterprises, today announced that Robert Bird Group, a global structural, civil and specialist construction engineering consultancy saves up to 70% of its storage and infrastructure costs with Talon's FAST™ Intelligent File Caching software. Talon's FAST™ solutions enable consolidation of file storage into Microsoft Azure through StorSimple and Microsoft Azure File Storage, while simultaneously providing branch office users high performance access to data using cached copies of active files at each branch.

Talon, a provider of Microsoft based Intelligent file caching solutions for distributed enterprises, today announced that Robert Bird Group, a global structural, civil and specialist construction engineering consultancy saves up to 70% of its storage and infrastructure costs with Talon's FAST™ Intelligent File Caching software. Talon's FAST™ solutions enable consolidation of file storage into Microsoft Azure through StorSimple and Microsoft Azure File Storage, while simultaneously providing branch office users high performance access to data using cached copies of active files at each branch.

Robert Bird Group, a global structural, civil and specialist construction engineering consultancy with offices in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and South East Asia, needed a solution that would empower follow-the-sun collaboration on some of the most prestigious, high profile civil and structural engineering projects in the world. In addition to its corporate needs, Robert Bird Group also wanted to collaborate beyond the boundaries of its internal organization, and be able to easily share large Autodesk Revit projects with consultancy practice in India and Australia.

Talon CloudFAST™ for Azure File Storage delivered a consolidated distributed enterprise, allowing the Robert Bird Group to manage the data at a single location in the Azure cloud while delivering a high performance file sharing experience at geographically dispersed locations. Microsoft Azure File Storage for CloudFAST eliminated complexity, storage infrastructure cost and local backups at the branch.

Stephan Cottham, Global IT Manager, Robert Bird Group explained, "The ability to utilize Talon's Microsoft-centric software-based solution that centralizes file based data to a single location allowing our distributed workforces to access the data in a centralized fashion is of great value. Talon CloudFAST™ does this while providing fully Microsoft-compliant file locking and security semantics. We use CloudFAST™ to augment our existing on premise Windows Server and Windows Server with Hyper-V virtualization infrastructure with Azure, and we can now seamlessly integrate on-premise and cloud infrastructures."

"Microsoft Azure is synonymous with flexible, world-class delivery of cloud infrastructure," said Andrew Mullen, SVP, Sales and Marketing, Talon. "At Talon we are pleased to offer a solution that helps drive storage and compute to Microsoft Azure using our CloudFAST™ solutions. Our customers see the need now, more than ever, to move to full cloud enablement on their distributed enterprises."

Jason Hogg, Principal PM Manager, Microsoft, explained, "Talon is an important ISV for our customers. The company's global enterprise file sharing and collaboration solutions simplify IT infrastructure at the branch, delivering an end-to-end Microsoft solution, supporting Microsoft Azure."

Talon CloudFAST™ for Azure File Storage and StorSimple is available from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace (BYOL and user-based). More information on Talon CloudFAST™ for can be found at http://www.globalfilesharing.com/.

About Talon
Talon, a leader in next generation software-defined storage solutions, enables enterprises to centralize and consolidate IT storage infrastructure, while bringing data closer to their users, enabling enterprise global file sharing and collaboration. This results in streamlined IT management and improved end user productivity. From its headquarters in Mount Laurel, NJ and its global locations, Talon serves the largest Global 2000 organizations including the most established Architectural, Construction, Engineering, Energy, Offshore and Manufacturing companies.

Talon FAST™ is a trademark of Talon Storage Solutions, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Joanne Hogue (Europe)

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+1 860 495 5566
dina@smartconnections.com