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Large North American construction company uses StoragePoint to offload Binary Large Objects (BLOBs) to ensure optimum protection of user files up to 250MB stored within SharePoint
WASHINGTON, DC, November 3, 2011 Metalogix Software, the trusted provider of content lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft® SharePoint®, Exchange®, and Cloud platforms, today announced that Ledcor Group, a leading North American construction company, has purchased its Metalogix StoragePoint solution to manage its SharePoint content database. By utilizing Metalogix StoragePoint, Ledcor has been able to optimize content sharing with Microsoft SharePoint across multiple offices and regions while ensuring that its large files were offloaded and secure.
Found in 1947, North American-based Ledcor Group is a leading privately-held, employee-owned collection of construction companies specializing in building, civil, industrial and telecommunications projects. For its more than 5,000 employees and 30 offices, Ledcor uses Microsoft SharePoint as its company-wide collaboration and communication solution. With large contracts, project plans, photographs and construction drawings, the companys data files grew too large to manage and Ledcor had resorted to insecure backup methods for its information. With Metalogix StoragePoint, Ledcor found the perfect solution to offload its large unstructured data, known as Binary Large Objects (BLOBs), to lower cost storage tiers and free up much-needed space in the content database.
We needed to enable our users to store large files in SharePoint, but we were not prepared to do that, said Gordon Bone, manager of applied technology, Ledcor. With all of our BLOBs going into the SQL database, our users were limited to files that were no larger than 15MB. This meant that they had to put those large files somewhere else, risking effective data protection and recovery by using storage locations that are outside our typical protection process and policies.
Since implementing StoragePoint, Ledcor can store files as large as 250MB in SharePoint, or 15 times larger than the previous limit. With more than 300GB now under SharePoint management, the construction company is able to deploy SharePoint as its standard technology for project collaboration, with all data easy to protect and find. Because StoragePoint consolidated its content into much fewer databases, Ledcor has seen a dramatic increase in performance with quicker search and index results and a reduction in backup windows time. In addition, Ledcor benefits from ongoing cost savings from the StoragePoint solution and the end users are more happy and productive.
For customers like Ledcor, Metalogix offers the leading remote BLOB storage and archive solution that gives them the ability to store that data to alternate tiers of storage, including the cloud, said Steven Murphy, CEO Metalogix. Ledcor has been able to consolidate its SharePoint content into fewer content databases, which has allowed it to radically improve search and index results and reduce backup windows to minutes, not hours. Ledcor also has a more cost-effective SharePoint environment thanks to the capabilities of StoragePoint that allow unstructured BLOBs to be stored on less expensive storage tiers.
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