“Companies of all sizes and stripes are taking advantage of cloud-based resources because of the efficiencies and advantages they can deliver”, commented Dr. Tianyi (TJ) Jiang, AvePoint´s COO. “For organizations that use SharePoint, it is critical that they can fully integrate these cloud-based resources into their use of SharePoint, so an important goal for AvePoint has been to ensure that our products fully support cloud-integration. With the latest release of DocAve, companies can not only backup and archive directly to the cloud, they can also ‘attach´ their cloud-based file shares to their SharePoint environment, and leverage all of SharePoint´s powerful presentation, management, and collaboration functionality to handle this file share content. It´s a capability the SharePoint community has never had before, and we believe it will really empower organizations to more fully utilize the platform for success.”
DocAve v5.3 introduces several new and newly enhanced modules that will help organizations take full advantage of their cloud-based storage resources.
Migration-Free SharePoint Presentation and Management of Cloud File Shares
DocAve Connector – For organizations desiring to keep their legacy digital assets on network or cloud file shares, but take advantage of SharePoint´s singular management and collaboration capabilities (including document versioning, alerts, workflows, metadata customization, and permissioning). With DocAve Connector, end-users can interact with and collaborate upon cloud-based file share content in exactly the same manner they would with content residing directly within SharePoint.
Seamless Backup and Recovery from Cloud Storage
DocAve Backup and Recovery – The industry´s most robust, item-through-platform level backup and restore solution for SharePoint, now allows administrators to deliver backups directly to, and restore granularly from, their cloud-based storage resources. All of the DocAve Backup and Recovery module´s rich functionality, including total metadata preservation, multi-plan backup scheduling/execution, and out-of-place restore capability, now fully support the cloud-storage delivery and restoration model.
Streamlined Delivery of Archive and BLOB Content to Cloud Storage
DocAve Archiver – The industry´s most powerful archiving solution for SharePoint, allows for the intelligent, business-rule aware offloading of SharePoint content from the SQL database. With the release of DocAve v5.3, DocAve Archiver now enables organizations to deliver archived content directly to cloud storage, and granularly restore content from cloud storage back into SharePoint SQL database. Whether archived content is stored on network or cloud storage, end-users have unfettered access to archived content via the SharePoint interface, and fully-customizable rules empower the administrator to determine exactly how and when archived content can be restored to SharePoint´s SQL database.
Docave Extender – Allows organizations to instantly offload BLOB (Binary Large Object) content to any file-based storage resource, including cloud-based resources. DocAve Extender helps organizations optimize SQL database resources and limit SQL licensing costs by analyzing all content being uploaded to SharePoint and instantly routing it to the network or cloud storage. Though it never resides within SQL, this content is fully accessible and manageable via SharePoint, where end-users can search for, access, and collaborate upon it just as if it was residing in SharePoint´s SQL content database.
For a comprehensive review of the new features and enhancements introduced in the DocAve Software Platform v5.3, including its integrated support of cloud-based storage technologies, please visit the AvePoint website at www.avepoint.com.
Participation in the DocAve Software Platform v5.3 Beta-Release
The beta-release of DocAve v5.3 is being made available to organizations across all verticals and geographic regions, and will be followed by a GA release in November 2009. To request a free, fully-enabled 30-Day trial of the beta-version of the DocAve Software Platform v5.3, please visit http://www.avepoint.com/resources/free-trial-downloads/
To review the Technical Release Notes for the DocAve Software Platform v5.3, please visit www.avepoint.com/support/product-updates
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