Talon Announces Enhanced Feature Set for Talon FAST™ 4.5

Talon, today announced the general availability of the latest version of its flagship Talon FAST™ solution.

on Aug 8, 2017

Mount Laurel, NJ – Aug 8, 2017 - 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.

In addition to numerous visibility, scalability and awareness enhancements, Talon FAST™ 4.5, enables an entirely new improved licensing model, streamlined configuration for deployment and provisioning, improved user interface. Further, Talon FAST™ now includes flexible data management functionality allowing predictable performance and availability of vital applications in private cloud, public cloud-based deployment and traditional enterprise deployments.

What’s New in Talon FAST™ 4.5

Improved Licensing
▪ Introduces Talon License Management Server, which allows for automated license deployment to your Talon FAST™ core and edge instances using the FAST™ subscription service
▪ Site-based license management

Storage QoS
▪ Throttles file open and create requests to prevent users from fetching large amounts of data, or creating new objects over the WAN, enabled by default

Security
▪ Enables SSL encryption for the FAST™ protocol to support direct-internet transport for public cloud deployments

User Interface
▪ New configuration wizard which allows customers to quickly register a Talon FAST™ instance
with their License Management Server and configure as a FAST™ Core or Edge instance
▪ Context-based help and overall improvements to simplify configuration of Talon FAST™ software

Web Access Portal
▪ Integration with Talon FAST™ Web Access Portal to provide cross-platform web-based access to your privately managed file shares

Configuration Management
▪ Introduced Talon Configuration PowerShell

Intelligent Cache Management
▪ Cache Cleaner customization, which allows customers to change cache behavior. Thresholds can be configured on a per-edge basis.

For example, Talon FAST™ cache cleaner can be configured based on:
-   Low watermark (i.e. 80% of volume used) -> Schedule purge (LRU) for 9PM local time
-   High watermark (i.e. 95% of volume used) -> Immediate purge (LRU)

Data Management
▪ Pre-population configuration support on FAST™ Edge instances, stage data from edges

Volume Snapshot Service
▪ Integrated shortcuts in each folder, presented through the Talon FAST™ virtual file share, to allow users direct access to backend snapshots and restore files / folders using previous versions (VSS)

Talon FAST™ solution is available as a annual software subscription or a Microsoft Azure Marketplace BYOL 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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Dina Petrosky (Americas)
Joanne Hogue (Europe)

Smart Connections PR
+1 860 495 5566
dina@smartconnections.com