Security and networking Value Added Distributor, Cloud Distribution,have announced an exclusive agreement with Talon Storage Solutions. Talon FAST is a next-generation solution that provides customers with a Microsoft infrastructure for branch offices, ensuring increased user productivity and reliable file sharing and application user performance along with business collaboration across distributed networking environments. This exclusive agreement makes Cloud Distribution the sole distributor for Talon FAST in the UK and Ireland.
Enabling file and Application collaboration over the Wide Area Network (WAN) or consolidating branch office servers back to the data centre, in an efficient and effective way, has been an age old issue for businesses. Solutions such as WAN optimisation or storage replication can help, but often can result in complex networking deployments, issues with data integrity and fire locking and the loss of local services, such as domain controller, DCHP Server, print services, DNS functions.
Talon FAST solves these problems with its unique patented File Aware solution, as it fully integrates into and leverages the power of the Microsoft server architecture. It enables Microsoft server teams to take control of their own collaboration and consolidation projects rather than having to work through their organisation’s IT and networking teams. This results in faster delivery for applications including Microsoft Office, AutoDesk and AutoCAD, as well as design applications such as Adobe Creative Suite.
Adam Davison, Director of Product Development at Cloud Distribution, comments: “Talon FAST’s advanced new approach is ideally suited for Microsoft channel partners and application delivery specialists. For the first time ever it gives them the ability to leverage their own skills and keep control of their customers’ projects without the need to introduce external networking groups or complex replication solutions. This new solution is gaining significant momentum in the channel and is already being deployed in a number of large UK enterprises. From leading transportation firms through to large architectural and engineering organisations, Talon FAST is also being used in conjunction with partners’ existing networking or storage replication offerings.”
Andrew Mullen, VP Global Sales and Marketing at Talon Storage Solutions concludes: “Talon FAST fixes many of the challenges associated with today’s distributed workforce – the ability to collaborate and share customer-critical information across the WAN – efficiently and securely. As IT directors are increasingly looking to do more with less, the enhanced scalability of our ‘branch office in a box’ solutions provide a more compelling solution to managing business productivity in key initiatives such as mobile workforce, virtualisation of the edge and server consolidation without boundaries.”