According to a recent study1 , having a common framework for collaboration in the enterprise increased productivity by 20 to 25 percent. Collaboration can not only improve efficiency of digital asset management, but promote knowledge sharing to help maximize information value. In order to enable true collaboration, users must be able to have confidence in the platform being used.
While Microsoft® SharePoint® is undoubtedly an invaluable collaboration platform, managing the underlying infrastructure is challenging as there are many components to consider.
For an infrastructure management solution to be effective, it must address the challenges faced by those managing the underlying infrastructure:
Modern collaboration services require organizations to rethink how to meet the increasing cost of continuous data growth. They must adjust to effectively manage their infrastructure across data centers, hybrid deployments, and cloud-based content. IT administrators now face the challenge of minimizing the exponential growth of costs associated with storing and maintaining data such as:
As organizations expand globally, the need for a stable collaboration platform puts stringent demands on the IT administrators who maintain the underlying infrastructure.
To meet increasing business and user requirements for constant collaboration and communication, organizations face SLA challenges in terms of reliability, availability, and serviceability.
Successful infrastructure management creates increasing compliance pressures for enterprise organizations in 2013. Organizations face the question of how to adopt a flexible, collaborative platform and social initiatives while simultaneously ensuring compliance with a growing set of regulations and mandates. Common compliance challenges in infrastructure management include the need to:
At the end of the day, organizations need the peace of mind to ensure content is available and accessible to the people who should have access and protected from the people who should not.
A unified management platform that can facilitate lifecycle management of content coming from multiple sources, permissions control to ensure the right users have the right access, management of on-premise infrastructure, and embrace changing technologies such as cloud initiatives can help IT operate at optimal efficiency while supporting the complex business needs of today’s global organizations.
A centralized platform for managing on-premise and remote infrastructure helps IT administrators plan for a structured and organized infrastructure, which not only improves efficiency for system management but provides a more consistent end-user experience.
To minimize TCO, organizations can:
Offering a repeatable, predictable, and governable center of information collaboration allows organizations to drastically minimize their total cost of ownership.
Consistently meeting stringent demands of a global organization requires planning and intelligent technology. In order to maintain high system uptime, content relevancy, stable system performance, and be able to quickly react and counteract disasters, the technology you adopt needs to not only enable you to offer a superior SLA, but also allow you to maintain it efficiently:
Developing a strong risk management plan ensures that organizations maintain a compliant, accessible, and manageable environment that mitigates the risk of accessibility, operational security, privacy, and site quality policy violations.
Learn more about AvePoint’s Compliance Solutions.
By consolidating management of content, users, access controls, and actual storage and communication infrastructure, AvePoint aims to simplify the implementation of enterprise-wide policies for governance, security, and compliance – regardless of how stakeholders choose to collaborate anywhere, anytime.
AvePoint stitches together your infrastructure seamlessly, allowing you to move and replicate content across environments as well as apply governance policies to your online and on-premise infrastructure.
|DocAve Platform Backup and Restore||Ensure fast, full-fidelity recovery of any lost or corrupted documents, objects, sites, and site collections directly to the production environment or to any other SharePoint location with no need for staging.|
|DocAve Connector||Present and manage file share documents and media content directly in Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 without migration, and configure SharePoint to handle digital asset management.|
|DocAve Archiver||Expire content, set a lease on content, and predict costs.|
|DocAve Granular Backup and Restore||Achieve self-service with single item restoration.|
|DocAve Storage Manager||Mitigate the negative consequences of exponential data growth by combining multiple real-time and scheduled business rules to externalize content based on file size, type, or other document properties.|
|AvePoint Compliance Guardian||Proactively protect your environment from harmful information leaks, contamination, or misuse while simultaneously ensuring that all activities and content residing in the environment are compliant, accessible, and manageable.|
|DocAve Governance Automation||Automate the way users provision, manage, and modify sites and permissions. Ensure all requests are fulfilled within established governance policies by providing a fully auditable business approval process.|
|DocAve Replicator||Scale globally while managing content locally. Replicate content, configurations, and security settings between a single site, across multiple sites, or across geo-distributed SharePoint environments.|
|DocAve Administrator||Centralize access controls to reduce cost of maintenance across the entire SharePoint deployment.|
|DocAve Migrator||Improve user productivity by extending their reach. Consolidate storage and reduce cost of ownership by reducing maintenance costs on multiple systems.|
|DocAve Content Manager||Utilize SharePoint’s site-based architecture to design an ECM system aligned with organizational structure – both today and tomorrow as enterprises continue to evolve their business and technical initiatives.|
|DocAve Report Center||Monitor SharePoint system performance and activity from a single dashboard to predict costs, prevent performance bottlenecks and non-compliance events, and assist in future scaling planning.|