NetApp bolsters remote office solutions portfolio with Talon Software acquisition

NetApp bolsters remote office solutions portfolio with Talon Software acquisition
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Sunnyvale California headquartered cloud data services provider NetApp has acquired New Jersey-based storage solutions firm Talon Storage.

According to NetApp, the combination of its Cloud Volumes and Talon’s Fast software will help companies centralise data in the cloud even while running separate branch offices. The solutions will also help customers reduce total cost of ownership, according to a statement.

Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.

NetApp Cloud Volumes Service is a managed cloud service offering for enterprises that provides storage on Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, the cloud storage arm of search engine giant Google.

Talon Fast is a cloud data service that provides a “global file cache” for remote office branch office (ROBO) workloads. The solutions will equip NetApp with faster server consolidation while having a globally accessible file system, the statement said. It will also add to NetApp’s cloud services data portfolio and strengthen remote office challenges that some of NetApp’s clients face.

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"As we grow our cloud data services offerings, we are excited about the potential that lies in front of this new combined team to deliver complete solutions for primary workloads," Anthony Lye, senior vice president and general manager of NetApp's Cloud Data Services business unit, said in a statement.

Lye added that both the companies had the same vision of having a unified footprint of unstructured data that users can access.

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Apart from integrating with NetApp Cloud Volumes, Talons will also work with Azure NetApp Files solutions, which is NetApp’s managed cloud service with Azure integration.

Other recent acquisitions by NetApp over the past couple of years include Israeli artificial intelligence-driven data compliance and security supplier Cognigio in 2019, multi-cloud Kubernetes as-a-service provider StackPointCloud in 2018, and cloud services, orchestration and management platform Greenqloud in  2017.