AvePoint and NetApp have enjoyed a six-year relationship in helping reduce storage costs, improve scalability, and streamline data management of Microsoft SharePoint environments. Since 2007, NetApp has integrated AvePoint’s award-winning technologies and user interface into its SnapManager for SharePoint solution. In October 2012, we announced a deepening of our relationship with the release of SnapManager 7.0 for SharePoint to ensure that we were not only supporting SharePoint 2010 deployments, but also jointly committed to SharePoint 2013 readiness.
It’s been an exciting few months proving that collaboration with confidence works with the AvePoint and NetApp development teams. Today, NetApp joins AvePoint in announcing SharePoint 2013 support with SnapManager 7.1 for SharePoint, building upon the recent release of AvePoint’s DocAve Software Platform for SharePoint 2013.
This new integration ensures that our SharePoint 2013 have best-in-class governance, compliance, and management tools combined with NetApp’s amazing infrastructure and storage technology. A recent report from Forrester Research, “SharePoint Enters its Awkward Teenage Years”, stresses that social in SharePoint 2013 is a key focus of deployments. Marry that with conversations I had at the 2013 NewsGator Collective last week in Denver – where I had many individuals tell me that they won’t even begin considering social until tackling the big data challenge – and the need for SharePoint to be able to scale and manage efficiently is clearer than ever.
Our joint platform now ensures customers can migrate in confidence to a unified platform. Customers using this platform get one installation, one management console, one voice of support, and ultimately one data management and governance strategy for SharePoint. This continues to be an extremely exciting time as organizations continue to bridge the divide between enabling vast collaboration with ensuring proper management and security of all data.
Stay tuned for more joint announcements from AvePoint and NetApp!