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Talon Announces Enhanced Feature Set for All New CloudFAST 4.0
Talon, the leading provider of Microsoft enterprise file sharing and collaboration solutions for distributed locations, today announced the general availability of the latest version of its flagship CloudFAST solution. In addition to numerous visibility, scalability and awareness enhancements, CloudFAST 4.0, enables an entirely new cloud based model for procurement, licensing, deployment and provisioning. Further, CloudFAST now includes flexible, cost-effective and comprehensive infrastructure monitoring for predictable performance and availability of vital applications in private cloud, public cloud-based deployment and traditional enterprise deployments. 

By leveraging CloudFAST's Microsoft Windows based intelligent file caching technology, distributed enterprises are achieving unprecedented centralization and consolidation of unstructured data, enabling collaboration all while taking performance to new levels, even across global geographies. CloudFAST eliminates distributed enterprise storage complexity and backups allowing organizations to manage data at a single location in an enterprise datacenter or a cloud datacenter while delivering high performance, consistent file access and sharing at geographically dispersed locations. With CloudFAST, all remote users experience real-time access to corporate storage and file shares as if they were in the same office even if the actual data is stored in data centers thousands of miles away.

"Software-defined storage is maturing and moving now to the 'next wave,' where cloud storage functions as the primary operational storage resource for the enterprise," said Deni Connor, founding analyst, SSG-NOW. "Talon's release of CloudFAST 4.0 enables the consolidation of numerous data silos into one global information footprint accessible from anywhere. It's a great example of harnessing that SDS third wave."

CloudFAST 4.0 features:

  • Licensing enhancements: New storage capacity based licensing framework for purchasing, provisioning and deploying CloudFAST through the Azure marketplace for Azure Storage (Azure Files) and StorSimple deployments.
  • Simplified Deployment: Streamlined and integrated "one-touch" deployment of Azure-based CloudFAST instances along with all required Azure Storage and Azure IaaS resources allowing rapid creation of Azure based data centers.
  • Easy Management and Monitoring: "Single pane of glass" management and monitoring of the entire Talon infrastructure through Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) along with new management APIs that provide easy scripting and simplified remote management.

"We are happy to announce the availability of our latest version of our flagship CloudFAST solution," said Shirish Phatak, CEO, Talon. "The market knows the value that Talon brings to distributed enterprises and we are pleased to offer a significantly enhanced solution to further strengthen our commitment to modernizing and easing the journey towards true consolidation and collaboration for enterprises and end users."

Talon's CloudFAST solution is available as a traditional annual subscription or a Microsoft Azure Marketplace Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) service which is joint offering with Microsoft Azure Storage and Hybrid Cloud solutions.
Published Monday, October 17, 2016 10:53 AM by David Marshall
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