Talon FAST™ Software Specifications

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™.

 
Operating System  
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard/Datacenter (Desktop Experience)  
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard/Datacenter (Core)  
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2  
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (Core)  
  • Supported Hypervisor Platforms  
  • VMware vSphere 5.5+  
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2016  
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2  
  • Supported Cloud Platforms  
  • Microsoft Azure  
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)  
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)  
  • Storage Platforms  
  • Amazon Web Services EC2/EBS
  • Amazon Storage Gateway (Hybrid Cloud)
  • Dell/EMC Isilon  
  • Dell/EMC CloudArray  
  • Dell/EMC Unity NAS  
  • Microsoft Azure Disk  
  • Microsoft Azure Files  
  • Microsoft Azure StorSimple Hybrid Cloud  
  • Microsoft Windows Server (Cluster)  
  • NetApp All-Flash A-Series  
  • NetApp FAS Hybrid Storage Series  
  • NetApp E-Series  
  • NetApp ONTAP Cloud  
  • Red Hat Gluster  
  • Scality RING  
  • SoftNAS Cloud NAS  

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    Storage Protocols  
  • CIFS  
  • SMB v1  
  • SMB v2.x  
  • SMB v3.x (including Azure Files)  
  • iSCSI (Direct-Attached Storage)  
  • Network Connectivity  
  • MPLS
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Site-to-Site/Point-to-Site VPN
  • Public Internet (SSL)
  • Security  
  • Active Directory Integration (Kerberos/NTLM)
  • Multi-domain support
  • ACL/NTFS Permissions
  • SSL Encryption (SHA256)
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • FAST™ Form Factor/Software Availability  
  • Virtual Appliance Template
  • Software Installation Package (.exe)
  • FAST™ Roles  
  • Core Instance, deployed at (cloud) datacenter
  • Edge Instance(s), deployed at each branch location
  • FAST™ Edge Cache Volume  
  • NTFS File System (D:)
  • Minimum Size: 100GB
  • Maximum Size: 16TB (4K cluster size)/256TB (64K cluster size)
  • Central Management  
  • Microsoft Systems Center Operations Management (SCOM) Package included
  • Service Limits  
  • Storage Capacity: UNLIMITED
  • Amount of Files: UNLIMITED
  • Amount of Core Instances: UNLIMITED
  • Amount of Edge Instances: UNLIMITED
  • Amount of Concurrent Users: UNLIMITED (consult sizing guidelines)
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    Features

     
    Caching                                                                      
  • Intelligent File Caching  
  • Flexible Cache Management (i.e. Office A: 500GB, Office B: 2TB)  
  • Automated Cache Purging (Least Recently Used algorithm)  
  • Virtual File Share
  • Presented at each branch office that is associated with the FAST™ fabric (core instance)
  • \\Edge\FASTData \ [datacenter] \ [fileserver] \ [share] [folder] \ [file]
  • File Locking
  • Distributed File Locking (Central)
  • Native Microsoft Windows File Sharing (SMB) Locking
  • Optimization
  • Data Streaming  
  • Compression  
  • Delta-Differencing  
  • Advanced Features
  • License Management Server (site-based licensing service)
  • Auto-Configuration
  • Global Exclusion List
  • Server Exclusion List
  • Remote Inclusion List
  • Selectable File Handling
  • Pre-population of (META) data
  • User Throttling
  • Customized Cache Purging
  • Web Access Portal
  • Statistics & Analytics UI
  • PowerShell Integration (CLI/cmdlets)
  • User Access
  • DFS Namespace Integration
  • Drive Mappings
  • Web Access Portal
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