Globally Distributed Enterprise File Sharing with Azure NetApp Files and Talon FAST™

Streamline and simplify IT storage and infrastructure by centralizing unstructured data into Microsoft Azure using Azure NetApp Files to provide fast local and geographically distributed access with Talon FAST™.

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Modernizing distributed storage in Microsoft Azure using Azure NetApp Files and Talon FAST™

Talon FAST™ and Azure NetApp Files help unify the distribution and presentation of globally accessible content for distributed storage and business applications. Talon and Microsoft—powered by NetApp’s ONTAP—assist organizations with modernizing their distributed storage and their journey into hybrid or public cloud infrastructure(s). This proven solution allows enterprises to centralize and consolidate unstructured data while leveraging a software fabric that caches “active data” sets in distributed offices globally. As a result, business users are guaranteed transparent data access and optimal performance on a global scale.

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85% of companies are in the process of adopting a cloud transformation strategy. This means that enterprises are now executing plans to consolidate on-premise storage and infrastructure workloads into the cloud. CIO’s recognize that this approach allows for better TCO/ROI, scalability and flexibility, security, capacity management and data compliance.

Data consolidation with Azure NetApp Files, enhanced with Talon FAST™ Intelligent File Caching software, enables distributed branch offices complete access to the organization’s central data sets, while fully adhering to the principles of ACLs/NTFS permissions, giving end users streamlined access to all data while only caching active data locally at the edge.

Azure NetApp Files and Talon FAST™ provides:

√ A consolidated file storage environment leveraging the benefits of the public cloud and the scalability and performance from an enterprise storage service

√ A reduced storage infrastructure footprint at distributed locations through Intelligent File Caching

√ Significant cost savings in the hardware and management aspects of providing file services to distributed users

√ The ability to leverage the enterprise-class scale, flexibility, and security of Azure NetApp Files-resident data across all users, regardless of location, both on-premises as well as in-cloud

√ Increased flexibility and agility through enhanced global collaboration

√ Enhanced security by removing the risk of data loss/leak at distributed locations through error, disaster, and intrusion

√ Transparently extends central file storage to distributed locations, with distributed file locking, in real-time


Demonstration

Watch the demo video on how Talon FAST™ Intelligent File Caching technology, running on Microsoft Windows Server, allows for optimal performance in distributed branch office environments.

Learn how data is centralized into public cloud infrastructure, managed by Azure NetApp Files, and how distributed users can access the data in real-time, with full file consistency through FAST™ distributed file locking.

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Solution Overview: FAST™ + Azure NetApp Files

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Reference Architecture: Microsoft Azure

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Technical Brief: Globally Distributed Enterprise File Sharing with Azure NetApp Files and Talon FAST™

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