NetApp Announces Acquistion of Talon Storage

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  • Talon’s software will integrate with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Cloud Volumes Service and Azure NetApp Files solutions
  • NetApp’s acquisition of Talon enhances the company’s cloud data services portfolio

NetApp has today announced that it has acquired Talon Storage. The latter is a software-defined storage solutions enabler that helps global enterprises to centralise and consolidate IT storage infrastructure to the public clouds.

“As we grow our cloud data services offerings with solutions like Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Cloud Volumes Service, Azure NetApp Files and Cloud Insights, we are excited about the potential that lies in front of this new combined team to deliver complete solutions for primary workloads,” said Anthony Lye, senior vice president and general manager of NetApp’s Cloud Data Services business unit.

Global File Cache service for ROBO workloads

NetApp’s acquisition of Talon enhances the company’s cloud data services portfolio with a market-leading solution that solves all the remote office and branch office challenges with file shares. Talon FAST is a cloud data service that provides a Global File Cache service for ROBO workloads, to enable file server consolidation into a secure, globally accessible file system on our public cloud platform.

“We’re excited about the potential for our customers to be brought more completely into the NetApp customer family, with all of their resources and vision,” stated Shirish Phatak, Founder/CEO of Talon Storage. He added, “This is a true ‘win-win’ for Talon’s stakeholders, employees, and customers, as both NetApp and Talon share a common vision for the power of the cloud as the consolidated repository for all types of unstructured data.”

Talon’s software will integrate with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Cloud Volumes Service and Azure NetApp Files solutions and give customers a faster path to the public cloud at a better total cost of ownership. Visit NetApp Cloud Central for more information. With the combination of NetApp Cloud Volumes technology and Talon FAST software, enterprises, as per the official statement, can seamlessly centralise data in the cloud while still maintaining a consistent branch office experience.

“We share the same vision as the team did at Talon – a unified footprint of unstructured data that all users access seamlessly, regardless of where in the world they are, as if all users and data were in the same physical location. And to do this without impacting workflow, user experience – and at a lower cost,” added Lye.

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