Talon, the leading provider of Microsoft enterprise file sharing and collaboration solutions for distributed locations, today announced the availability of its integrated Talon FAST software solution portfolio -- leading the way for the next generation of software-defined storage.
Most of the data in today's enterprise is unstructured file data that lives outside datacenters in branch offices. This scenario creates challenges with incomplete file management, unfinished local backups and conflicting file versions; all of which impact business productivity and increase costs. Storage agnostic Talon FAST, available as a software subscription, solves these challenges by providing a single set of data that is centralized, secure, consistent, easy to scale and easily deployed.
The new, integrated Talon FAST fabric brings together the best of Talon's solution offerings. It fits into traditional or cloud environments, seamlessly meshing centralized file storage with intelligent file caches at distributed locations, ensuring high performance file access and sharing for all users across the global enterprise. Talon FAST consolidates file services into a 'single-instance' deployment resulting in significantly reduced complexity and cost. Several Talon customers have been able to cut storage costs over 70%.
"Talon FAST is cutting edge, budget friendly software that solves many of the dilemmas between the enterprise data centers and the branch office," said Shirish Phatak, CEO, Talon. "We are bringing our entire software portfolio under a single umbrella to simplify our offerings and accurately reflect the breadth of our expertise. Talon has recently spoken about the 'SDS Third Wave' with many industry analysts and experts regarding how the industry is headed towards the consolidation of data into one easily accessible information footprint. We are pleased to continue to offer our Talon FAST solutions to a hungry worldwide marketplace that is in search of simplicity and high functionality."
Talon FAST is storage agnostic, and is available as a site based annual subscription or as a joint offering with Microsoft Azure Storage and Hybrid Cloud solutions in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace as a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) service.