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Shrink Content Databases
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Automated BLOB Backup
Microsoft recommends that SharePoint Content Databases not exceed 200 GB for active content. Why? Because Content files, or Binary Large Objects (BLOBs), such as presentations, PDFs and images, weigh down SharePoint content databases. Bloated databases slow search and file upload and download speeds. StoragePoint shrinks databases up to 95% by moving BLOBs outside of SQL Server using SharePoint's Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) and External BLOB Storage (EBS) interfaces.
Since StoragePoint shrinks Content Databases by up to 95%, SharePoint can be backed up within minutes instead of hours. But what about the BLOBs? How do we factor them into our backup strategy? With StoragePoint it is very simple. BLOBs are automatically and continuously backed up. Better still the whole process can be combined with either SharePoint Central Administration or third-party backup tools such as Metalogix SharePoint Backup. Say goodbye to complex RBS backup processes and hello to fast and simple SharePoint backup.

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Recover Any Item
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Shatter 2 GB file size barrier
There’s more to a backup strategy than just the backup. Being able to quickly and easily recover items is an essential part of the process. That’s why StoragePoint also includes the capability to granularly restore your SharePoint content. And when we say granular we really mean it. You can restore right down to the individual item level if needed.
You implemented SharePoint to manage all of your content in one place. Unfortunately, if your files were larger than 2 GB, you couldn’t — until now. StoragePoint shatters the 2GB limit. If you have 3D CAD files, high-def videos or software builds that you want to manage together with the rest of your content, StoragePoint is for you.

Sidestep SQL to Increase SharePoint Performance

SharePoint's SQL database stumbles on large content files. You can overprovision SQL storage capacity to achieve SQL's high Input/Output performance requirements. Or, you can allow StoragePoint to step around SQL to accelerate search, upload and download. StoragePoint intercepts user requests at the Web Front End to avoid SQL's slow BLOB performance. Read Optimize SharePoint Storage White Paper >

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Active Tiering
Let StoragePoint do the hard work of constantly optimizing content storage for cost and performance. You set up the rules for where to store content based on frequency of access, age, version and metadata. StoragePoint does the rest. It constantly monitors content files and automatically moves them to the appropriate SharePoint storage tier based on your rules. Tiered Storage

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Single Instance SharePoint Storage
SharePoint stores multiple copies of the same BLOB if it's referenced in more than one SharePoint library, which consumes storage that could be used for other purposes. StoragePoint recognizes duplicates and will store only one copy of the BLOB no matter how many times it's referenced in SharePoint, reducing storage required for SharePoint content.

A familiar (inter)face

StoragePoint works natively with any version of SharePoint — from WSS 3.0 to SharePoint 2013. It's a .NET application that adheres to the SharePoint Object Model and uses the standard Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) and External BLOB Storage (EBS) interfaces. It installs in minutes on a single Web Front End and replicates throughout the farm. You configure and monitor StoragePoint from the familiar Central Administration interface. And the storage optimization it performs is transparent to end users and applications on SharePoint. See StoragePoint Introduction Video >

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Live large without large storage costs
You don't have to spend a fortune on expensive database storage to keep up with the explosion of content your business needs. StoragePoint allows you to cost effectively expand storage capacity by moving content from Tier 1 database storage to external block, file or unified storage. See Case Study >

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Get small and get to the Cloud
StoragePoint compresses BLOBs to reduce storage footprint. Compression also reduces network bandwidth required to transmit content making it possible to use inexpensive and elastic Cloud storage for infrequently accessed content.

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Avoid Content DB sprawl
Splitting content databases is one strategy to mitigate slow performance due to large amounts of content. But splitting databases can multiply management headaches and incur additional license and maintenance fees. By shrinking content databases by 95% or more, StoragePoint eliminates the need to split Content Databases to maintain SharePoint performance.

Encryption: Slam the door on unauthorized access
Unauthorized users can access SharePoint content via SQL permissions. StoragePoint closes that back door by encrypting content during transmission and storage with 256-bit AES encryption.

Avoid the limitations of RBS FILESTREAM
Microsoft's sample RBS provider, FILESTREAM, wasn’t ever intended to be an enterprise class solution. It is an example of how RBS can be used but it lacks many of the features needed for prime time. StoragePoint on the other hand was designed to support all your SharePoint storage needs. From rules for what content to externalize through to the wide range of supported storage platforms, StoragePoint has it all covered.

Migrate Large Volumes of File Share Content
StoragePoint catalogs file shares into SharePoint without moving the files through the SharePoint API layers. This provides a low-fidelity, high-speed migration capability for SharePoint. Cataloged file share content can then use SharePoint's features, such as permissions, workflows, alerts, search, and metadata. Metalogix has additional products to support a full-fidelity migration (see Content Matrix).


Featured Resources

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White Paper

Optimize SharePoint Storage to Cut Costs and Improve Performance

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RBS for Dummies

Learn how RBS works and how it can benefit SharePoint. Download free copy.

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Data Sheet

Detailed features, benefits and requirements.


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