Talon Announces Enhanced Feature Set for All New FAST™ 4.0

on October 17, 2016

Mount Laurel, NJ – October 17, 2016 - Talon, the leading provider of Microsoft enterprise file sharing and collaboration solutions for distributed locations, today announced the general availability of the latest version of its flagship FAST™ solution. In addition to numerous visibility, scalability and awareness enhancements, FAST 4.0, enables an entirely new cloud based model for procurement, licensing, deployment and provisioning. Further, FAST™ now includes flexible, cost-effective and comprehensive infrastructure monitoring for predictable performance and availability of vital applications in private cloud, public cloud-based deployment and traditional enterprise deployments.
By leveraging FAST™’s Microsoft Windows™ based intelligent file caching technology, distributed enterprises are achieving unprecedented centralization and consolidation of unstructured data, enabling collaboration all while taking performance to new levels, even across global geographies. FAST™ eliminates distributed enterprise storage complexity and backups allowing organizations to manage data at a single location in an enterprise datacenter or a cloud datacenter while delivering high performance, consistent file access and sharing at geographically dispersed locations. With FAST™, all remote users experience real-time access to corporate storage and file shares as if they were in the same office even if the actual data is stored in data centers thousands of miles away.

“Software-defined storage is maturing and moving now to the "next wave,” where cloud storage functions as the primary operational storage resource for the enterprise, said Deni Connor, founding analyst, SSG-NOW. “Talon’s release of FAST™ 4.0 enables the consolidation of numerous data silos into one global information footprint accessible from anywhere. It’s a great example of harnessing that SDS third wave.”

FAST™ 4.0 features:

  • Licensing enhancements: New storage capacity based licensing framework for purchasing, provisioning and deploying FAST™ through the Azure marketplace for Azure Storage (Azure Files) and StorSimple deployments.

  • Simplified Deployment:  Streamlined and integrated “one-touch” deployment of Azure-based FAST™ instances along with all required Azure Storage and Azure IaaS resources allowing rapid creation of Azure based data centers.

  • Easy Management and Monitoring: “Single pane of glass” management and monitoring of the entire Talon infrastructure through Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) along with new management APIs that provide easy scripting and simplified remote management.

“We are happy to announce the availability of our latest version of our flagship FAST™ solution,” said Shirish Phatak, CEO, Talon. “The market knows the value that Talon brings to distributed enterprises and we are pleased to offer a significantly enhanced solution to further strengthen our commitment to modernizing and easing the journey towards true consolidation and collaboration for enterprises and end users.”

Talon’s FAST™ solution is available as a traditional annual subscription or a Microsoft Azure Marketplace Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) service which is joint offering with Microsoft Azure Storage and Hybrid Cloud solutions.

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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