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NetApp has Officially Acquired Talon Storage

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NetApp has Officially Acquired Talon StorageNetApp recently announced that it acquired next-generation software-defined storage provider, Talon Storage. Talon Storage enables global organizations to centralize and consolidate IT storage infrastructure to the public clouds. The combination of NetApp Cloud Volumes technology and Talon FAST software will allow businesses to centralize data in the cloud while still maintaining a consistent branch office experience.

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NetApp also recently announced the NetApp EF600 storage array. The EF600 is an end-to-end NVMe midrange array that accelerates access to data and empowers businesses to develop new insights for performance-sensitive workloads. This new array reportedly doubles the performance of currently available all-flash arrays that use the serial-attached SCSI (SAS) protocol. This technology enables organizations to accelerate write IOPS and read/write throughput with an end-to-end NVMe storage system that’s built for High-Performance Computing (HPC) workloads.

NetApp’s acquisition of Talon Storage improves the provider’s cloud data services portfolio with a solution that solves the branch and remote office challenges with file shares. Talon FAST is a cloud data service that offers a “Global File Cache” service for ROBO workloads in order to enable file server consolidation into a secure, globally accessible file system on NetApp’s public cloud platform.

In a press statement, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Netapp’s Cloud Data Services business unit, Anthony Lye said, “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. 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.”

Talon’s software will integrate with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Cloud Volumes Service and Azure NetApp Files solutions.

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