Talon FAST™ Product Requirements

Talon FAST™ is a software-based solution for distributed enterprises eager to improve their collaboration and file sharing capabilities across the board. Our solutions are specifically designed to function across all platforms, bringing simplified IT to corporate branch offices and beyond. 

Critically, Talon's FAST™ software can be deployed on customers' existing hardware infrastructure in virtually every case, as long as they meet a few base-level requirements. There's no need to upgrade hardware before beginning to utilize FAST™.

Physical / Virtual Deployments

Hardware Requirements

  • Minimum 2 CPU Cores [4 CPU Cores recommended]
  • Minimum 8GB RAM [16GB recommended]
  • Dedicated Single or Redundant 1Gbps NIC
  • 7200 RPM SATA HDD or SATA SSD
  • RAID controller with write-back caching functionality enabled

Software Requirements

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016
  • C:\ Minimum 100GB (System/Boot Volume)
  • D:\ Minimum 250GB (Separate Data Volume for FAST™ Intelligent File Cache)

Virtualization Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 / 2016 - Hyper-V
  • VMWare vSphere ESX(i) 5.1+

For more detail around the requirements in virtual environments, including resource reservations and storage provisioning, please consult the Talon FAST™ user guide available from the software download portal (needs registration)


Cloud Deployments (i.e. Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS)

For best performance in public cloud environments, the following requirements must be met when deploying Talon FAST™ software in the cloud:

Virtual Machine Type Standard A/D Series (i.e. Standard_A3)
Minimum: 2 vCPU Cores / 7GB RAM
Recommended: 4 vCPU / 14GB RAM

See also: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/sizes-general

Virtual Machine Type M/C Instance Type (i.e. m4.xlarge)
Minimum: 2 vCPU Cores / 8GB RAM
Recommended: 4 vCPU / 16GB RAM

See also: https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/

Software Extensions

FAST™ Web Access Portal Requirements

  • Minimum 2 CPU Cores
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM
  • Minimum 20GB of HDD storage
  • 7200 RPM SATA HDD or SATA SSD
  • Dedicated Single or Redundant 1Gbps NIC

Contact Talon Support for more detailed information, including virtualization platform, network, software and cache sizing requirements.

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