Joins NetApp Alliance Program to Provide Next Generation Enterprise Software Defined Storage

Talon FAST™ on display at upcoming NetApp Insight conference

on Sept 26, 2017

Mount Laurel, NJ – Sept 26, 2017 - Talon, the leading provider of enterprise class file sharing solutions for distributed locations, today announced its entry into the NetApp Alliance Program. Through participation in the NetApp program, Talon and NetApp will provide joint customers with seamless global access to centralized, resilient, secure ONTAP storage repositories regardless of user geography or location, and without the need for distributed file servers, replication, or synchronization. Talon will be exhibiting at NetApp Insight, October 2-5 in Las Vegas at booth #400 and is a Bronze sponsor of the event.

Global enterprises are increasingly looking for opportunities to leverage the scale and flexibility of either their own datacenters or the cloud, and one of the key targets for exploitation remains unstructured data stores. The combination of Talon and NetApp offerings delivers a topology which allows distributed file servers to be consolidated into a single physical ONTAP instance in a secure and highly managed location, thereby reducing both cost and risk while increasing business agility.

“We’re excited about the potential for our customers to leverage the Talon FAST™ solution to be able to consolidate file server footprint onto their ONTAP 9 platforms, extending the inherent flexibility, scale, and security of NetApp solutions to users throughout the global enterprise,” said Anthony Lye, NetApp Senior Vice President, Cloud Business Unit.
NetApp’s users of ONTAP 9 software will be able to leverage Talon FAST™ across all three implementations of ONTAP to best meet their needs, including ONTAP 9 (targeted for general on-premises enterprise use), ONTAP Cloud (for enterprise-class data management in the cloud) and even ONTAP Select (for a software-only data management solution).

Talon FAST™ enables a global fabric which gives virtually any enterprise location the ability to seamlessly access and use centralized file shares as they traditionally have their local file servers, without changing user experience or workflow. The combination of a powerful distributed network file system, intelligent caching and global locking allows globally distributed enterprises to operate under a central storage system view. This ability to ‘centralize’ data has large benefits as enterprises decommission costly-to-maintain file servers around the globe. Talon FAST™ optimizes the flow of information through the enterprise, enabling all locations and users to work from the same set of data.

“While our technology is truly storage-agnostic, the reality is that we work with some of the most demanding file sharing users in the world – and many trust their most critical data to the ONTAP platform,” said Andy Mullen, SVP, Sales & Marketing for Talon. “The NetApp alliance brings these customers a way to maximize their NetApp investment and value through a validated global fabric for data access that makes their NetApp datacenterand cloud resources available to all users, regardless of their geography or location.”

Storage agnostic Talon FAST™ is available as a site based annual subscription from Talon’s global network of partners.

About Talon
Talon, a leader in next generation software-defined storage solutions, enables enterprises to centralize and consolidate IT storage infrastructure, while bringing data closer to their users, enabling enterprise global file sharing and collaboration. This results in streamlined IT management and improved end user productivity. From its headquarters in Mount Laurel, NJ and its global locations, Talon serves the largest Global 2000 organizations including the most established Architectural, Construction, Engineering, Energy, Offshore and Manufacturing companies.

Talon FAST™ is a trademark of Talon Storage Solutions, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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