Talon FAST™ and Amazon AWS
The power of AWS combined with the fast performance of a local file server—we make it possible.
For years, businesses have cut costs and scaled their capabilities using the vast resources of Amazon AWS. Now, FAST™ can supercharge your AWS ROI by helping you consolidate unstructured data storage and get great performance when collaborating and sharing centrally hosted files—no matter what AWS-compatible storage or data management tools you use.
How FAST™ & Amazon AWS Work Together
You choose the AWS software-defined storage configuration and data management tools that suit you best. Through the FAST™ fabric, you then extend those cloud-resident file shares to branches all over the globe.
Amazon AWS Hybrid Cloud Storage
Amazon AWS Full Cloud EC2/EBS Storage
You can use AWS-resident file shares, EC2/EBS, SoftNAS Cloud NAS, NetApp ONTAP Cloud, Amazon Storage Gateway (Hybrid Cloud), or alternative solutions. Each of these solutions presents SMB shares to a co-resident FAST™ core instance, which you deploy in an EC2 VM in AWS. The core instance then extends centralized file shares transparently to all branch locations running an authorized FAST™ edge instance.
The FAST™ Fabric Edge Instance
At each authorized branch, you run a FAST™ instance, which is a virtual appliance configured as an edge. These edge instances run on Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016, creating an intelligent file caching partition that retains the data you most often use at the branch. The edge instance also provides file-level differencing and outstanding local performance for users while enabling you to realize the cost savings of a centralized unstructured data storage model.
See It in Action
FAST™ can cut your storage costs by as much as 70%, helping you get even more from your cloud-first strategy while still delivering an unbeatable user experience. Get an overview of how FAST™ can help you cut costs, get more value from your data management tools, and future-proof your storage strategy.