As a global organization with offices in 35 countries, Corbion utilizes SharePoint as a business critical application and document collaboration environment for 2,000 users. In 2013, Corbion merged three different companies into one entity. Bringing new users into the environment, the company decided it needed to improve the architecture of its SharePoint 2007 farm to meet Microsoft’s recommended site collection size of 100 gigabytes (GB) or less while migrating to SharePoint 2010. In the midst of major organizational changes, Corbion needed a way to easily migrate all of its content to a new SharePoint environment and also simplify management of the platform.
Corbion ultimately implemented AvePoint’s SharePoint migration solution DocAve Migrator – part of the DocAve Software Platform for SharePoint infrastructure management – to speed up and simplify its migration process. Following a successful migration and eventual move to SharePoint 2013 hosted on Microsoft Azure, Corbion also implemented additional DocAve solutions for SharePoint administration and SharePoint reporting to simplify management across the platform as well as ensure user activities stay within company governance policies.
With DocAve, Corbion was able to:
- Migrate its three terabyte SharePoint environment to a newer version within four months, restructuring site collection architecture in the process and preserving associated metadata with full fidelity
- Simplify permissions management and automated policy enforcement for 2,000 users in the cloud
- Automatically generate monthly reports to review user permissions for sites containing sensitive data to make changes according to governance policies
You can learn more about Corbion’s success by reading the entire case study.