AvePoint and NetApp Collaborate on Software Offerings to Protect, Manage, and Scale Enterprise Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Deployments

Jersey City, New Jersey — October 31, 2012 — NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) and AvePoint, the leader in governance and infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, today announced the integration of AvePoint’s award-winning technology and user interface in the latest version of NetApp® SnapManager® for SharePoint 7.0. SnapManager for SharePoint 7.0 helps reduce storage costs, improve scalability, and streamline data management of SharePoint 2010 environments. With this unified platform and deep integration with AvePoint’s DocAve product, customers have the most complete data management and storage optimization for SharePoint in the industry.

"As data continues to grow at a dizzying rate and more organizations worldwide adopt Microsoft SharePoint to further enterprise collaboration initiatives, the need has never been greater for a comprehensive yet agile and intelligent SharePoint data infrastructure," said Brendon Howe, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp. "We’re confident that by deeply integrating AvePoint’s technologies for data protection and storage management, as well as its intuitive user interface, we will continue to help our customers successfully manage and scale their SharePoint environments while lowering total cost of ownership with SnapManager as part of NetApp’s solution for Microsoft SharePoint."

Key benefits and features of SnapManager for SharePoint 7.0, which now features a redesigned, ribbon-based user interface to simplify and automate SharePoint management, include:

  • Seamless Scalability and Intelligent Management: Improve scalability of SharePoint deployments by storing and managing large data files on networked-attached storage (CIFS/SMB). Scale SharePoint infrastructure up or out with Data ONTAP operating in Cluster-Mode. Greatly simplify administration of your SharePoint environment by using the automated data management and protection features in SnapManager for SharePoint 7.0 through a simple graphical user interface or by developing custom scripts by using Windows PowerShell™ 2.0 cmdlets.
  • Reduced Storage Costs: Automatically place files and binary large objects (BLOBs) in existing hierarchial storage management (HSM) systems. With SnapManager for SharePoint 7.0, you have the flexibility to schedule the movement of files by group, site collection, file type, size, or access time. Alternatively, as users upload documents of a speci¬fied size, they can automatically be placed in HSM storage. Further reduce storage costs with Data ONTAP® features such as deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning.
  • Comprehensive Data Protection: Protect entire SharePoint environments, including all web applications, databases, front-end web elements, and content residing HSM systems with full-fidelity backup – including all metadata, security settings, version histories, and customized layouts. Quickly and easily recover all SharePoint components, databases, indexes, and configurations, and data with farm-through-item-level backup and recovery.

"Enterprises worldwide are looking for an offering that can help them protect, manage, govern, and scale their SharePoint deployments while realizing a fast return on investment," said Garth Luke, General Manager of AvePoint Australia and Vice President of Sales. "By combining our 10-plus years of SharePoint experience with the proven expertise offered by NetApp, together we can continue to help organizations meet their dynamic business objectives utilizing SharePoint 2010."

For more information on SnapManager for SharePoint 7.0, please visit the NetApp website.

About AvePoint
AvePoint is a global technology company and proven software leader. Since its founding in 2001, AvePoint has become the world's largest provider of enterprise-class governance and infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. Propelled by the world's largest SharePoint-exclusive research & development team, AvePoint helps more than 10,000 customers – including many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies – meet their specific business objectives utilizing the SharePoint platform. AvePoint, Inc. is headquartered and maintains its principal operational center in Jersey City, NJ, with wholly owned operational centers in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, and China. AvePoint is a Depth Managed Microsoft Gold Certified Portals and Collaboration Partner and Gold Certified ISV Partner as well as a US Government GSA provider via strategic partnerships.

About NetApp
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.

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