Talon FAST™ and NetApp ONTAP
Storage for the Modern Enterprise
Talon FAST™ software and NetApp ONTAP helps global enterprises solve challenges around distributed and datacenter file storage by centralizing and consolidating corporate file data into all-flash or hybrid arrays, hybrid cloud / converged infrastructure or directly into the cloud. This joint-solution approach, which leverages the core principles of software-defined storage (SDS), ensures high-performance global access to your data while maintaining enterprise control and security.
SDS - The ultimate way to Centralize and Consolidate your data
Talon FAST™ Enterprise Edition allows businesses to centralize data, leveraging customer’s storage infrastructure while consolidating distributed storage and IT assets. The software enables enterprises to centralize unstructured file data and transparently extend this to users globally to provide real-time global file sharing and collaboration to their end users. At the same time ONTAP Data Management Software unifies data management in (cloud) datacenters, whether it is flash, disk, or (hybrid) cloud.
Talon FAST™ and NetApp ONTAP Topology
Talon FAST™ Edge VM instances
Each remote office runs a virtual appliance (VM instance) of Talon FAST™ configured as an ‘edge’. Edge VMs provide the critical performance-enhancing functions such as file caching, file-level differencing, and local service to users. The FAST™ edge instance runs on any available Windows Server 2012 R2 or 2016 environment in the remote location configured with a intelligent file caching partition that uses the Talon FAST™ algorithms to retain the most often used data for that location to ensure optimal performance for common tasks.