In the previous article, we discussed the challenges enterprises face with distributing data to multiple locations from a centralised storage and how Talon FAST™ was providing a solution to better improve business productivity. To take this solution one step further Talon and NetApp have collaborated and combined the use of Talon FAST™ and NetApp’s cloud volumes ONTAP.
This is a Software-Defined Storage (SDS) that combines local data sets into a centralised, strengthened and unified corporate directory structure, otherwise known as a Virtual File Share.
NetApp’s Cloud Volumes ONTAP
ONTAP is a virtual data storage and management platform that provides storage efficiency features, automated tiering between block and object storage, data protection and high availability features.
Talon FAST™ and NetApp’s Cloud Volumes ONTAP
Talon and NetApp have partnered to provide a high-performant software-defined storage solution. They have combined FAST™’s easy to use and intelligent global data fabric with ONTAP’s effective storage and management platform. The outcomes have resulted as follows an increase in ONTAP’s storage efficiency, data protection and simple management of branch locations. This enables enterprises to consolidate local IT assets, remove need for local backups and ultimately decrease management costs. The collaboration delivers high-performance access to centralised storage and only caches regularly used data on the local storage volume, completing the SDS fabric for the enterprise. FAST™ and ONTAP’s combined use also allows enterprises deploy and manage storage across a variety of infrastructure architectures as well as providing users with real-time collaboration.
Citrus Consulting works in partnership with Talon FAST™ and NetApp’s Cloud Volumes ONTAP to ensure our customers have a smooth and easy adjustment into their new software packages. We ensure that they know everything there is to know to make sure that their distribution of data storage runs productively and efficiently.