Deploying FAST™ with Microsoft StorSimple

Distributed enterprises can drastically reduce costs and IT complexity, replacing on-premise data center infrastructure with the Microsoft StorSimple solution, including Azure services like Azure Backup, Site Recovery and StorSimple Virtual Appliance for Disaster Recovery services, while extending all redundant storage aspects, including unstructured data into the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

At the same time Talon FAST™ software, running on Windows Server, delivers high performance global file sharing and collaboration to all branch office users, ensuring business continuity throughout the enterprise.

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The FAST™ Fabric: Storage Agnostic

Datacenter Modernization Strategy
  • Use Microsoft Azure StorSimple as primary storage for file storage, databases, virtual machines
  • Archive your cold data from on-premises to the cloud
  • Automated cloud snapshots, backup and restore
  • Get integrated data protection and disaster recovery
Branch Office Modernization Strategy
  • Create a centralized “Single Set of Data”
  • Global File Sharing and Collaboration with Global File Locking
  • Ensure high performance user experience at all locations
  • Reduce branch office storage and infrastructure costs
  • Eliminate branch office backups

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Perfect World Scenario

"This joint-solution strategy allows us to leverage Microsoft Azure StorSimple as an alternative for expensive traditional storage platforms, while delivering central file shares in real-time to our branch offices using Talon’s Intelligent File Caching solution. The Talon FAST™ software helps us to streamline and reduce branch office IT footprint to a minimum, eliminate branch backups and replace proprietary cloud gateways."

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enable Talon FAST™ solution?

If you are a Microsoft StorSimple customer, you can enable the FAST™ offering directly from the Azure Marketplace. Once you follow the steps in the "Getting Started" section, you will receive the instructions to enable the FAST™ Service VM and the instances for your distributed offices.

Can I use my Azure Enterprise Agreement (EA) to pay for the Talon FAST™ Solution?

No, Talon is a certified Microsoft ISV partner, which means that the FAST™ solution is billed as a separate 'overage' charge in addition to your VM and Azure Storage costs.

How do I contact Talon Support?

You can reach our support team at or at +1 856 481 3990.

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Talon at Microsoft Ignite 2016 - Customer Success Story with Cimpress (Vistaprint)
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Customer Success Story

With Talon FAST™ software, users could finally work on a ‘single set of data’ that was coherent, consistent, and ensured data integrity by providing global file locking.

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