Talon Launches FAST™ for Azure File Storage at AzureCon

on July 29, 2015

The newest solution in the Talon line up brings robust global file sharing capabilities to Microsoft Azure customers.

Mount Laurel, NJ Sept 29, 2015 - Talon, the leading provider of Microsoft File Aware application performance intelligent file caching solutions for distributed enterprise infrastructure, today announced the general availability of its newest solution, FAST™ for Azure File Storage, at AzureCon, one of the world’s largest online virtual events, held by Microsoft Corporation.

Talon’s FAST™ enables distributed enterprises to centralize and help secure file data into Azure File Storage, creating real-time global file sharing and collaboration with central file locking, a key consideration when managing file level data. With FAST™ software, enterprises can achieve a highly scalable, and low cost alternative to on-premises datacenter infrastructure, while ensuring full Microsoft integration with Microsoft Azure Active Directory, NTFS security, ACLs, and SMB.

“Microsoft is an exceptional, focused leader in the world of global cloud infrastructure,” said Andrew Mullen, SVP, Sales and Marketing, Talon. “Talon fully supports Microsoft’s approach to file sharing and we’re excited to debut our latest offering, FAST™ to the audience at AzureCon.”

Talon leverages its unique ‘Intelligent File Caching’ for enterprise branch offices, caching data only when it is active. FAST™ deployment on Windows Server and Hyper-V in the branch is transparent, easy to manage, and extensible. Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 24 regions, allowing for a massive scale for global organizations.

Jason Hogg, Principal PM Manager, Microsoft Azure Storage, explained, “Talon’s leading-edge enterprise file sharing and collaboration solution Talon FAST™ software helps customers address challenges related to distributed file sharing, whilst making optimal use of Microsoft Azure and Windows based infrastructures.”

AzureCon is a free, all-virtual event with over 250,000 customers, partners and technologists in attendance. Attendees will hear from experts about the latest Azure innovations and easy-to-adopt solutions. 50 technical sessions will be held to help attendees accelerate their adoption of the cloud.

Talon’s FAST™ software is available from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace (BYOL and user-based).

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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