NetApp gets its paws on Talon

Cloud data services outfit NetApp  has bought Talon Storage, a software-defined storage company.

NetApp says that the combination of NetApp Cloud Volumes technology and Talon FAST software, enterprises can centralise data in the cloud while still maintaining a consistent branch office operation.

Anthony Lye, senior vice president and general manager of NetApp’s Cloud Data Services business unit 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.”

He said that his company had the same ideas as Talon and wanted a unified “footprint” of unstructured data that all users access seamlessly. We guess it is bad to see seams in your footprints.

NetApp’s acquisition of Talon will improve the company’s cloud data services portfolio with a solution that solves all the remote office and branch office challenges with file shares. Talon FAST is a cloud data service that, it’s claimed provides a “Global File Cache” service for ROBO workloads, to enable file server consolidation into a secure, globally accessible file system.

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.