The AvePoint Solution
SLSA’s priority requirement for a solution was end-user restores. “SLSA wanted to make it easier for their users and not unnecessarily burden their admins with basic tasks such as recovering files, moving data and creating links, basically managing the lifecycle of their data in SharePoint,” Maurice Bonotto, Head of Sales, Exigo Tech, explained. “We searched the market but were having trouble finding a product that offered this capability. AvePoint was the only one that met this requirement.”
When they learned that AvePoint Cloud Archiving gave end-users the power of any time, granular restores and gave admins comprehensive monitoring and auditing, they requested a demo. Immediately, SLSA was sold, knowing their data would be safe, easy to access, and compliant with government and industry regulations.
Cloud Archiving helps organizations take full control of their data storage by identifying unused or inactive content and moving it to lower-cost storage tiers or archiving it and keeping it in place. Should an end-user need to access an archived item, they can request a restore via the access link.
“Our goal is to archive at least 7 TB of data so we can stop paying for extra storage,” Scott explains. “We started small, deciding to archive everything that hasn’t been used in 2 years, but we’ll continue to refine these parameters. I like that the solution is a light touch, and I can just set it and forget.”
Exigo Tech also introduced SLSA to Cloud Backup, AvePoint’s comprehensive cross-platform, multi-cloud backup and restore solution. Cloud Backup features built-in storage, encryption, flexible pricing plans, and more for M365, Salesforce, Google Workspace, Azure, and Dynamics 365.
“Cloud Backup is part of our DNA; we include it in every Microsoft 365 bundle,” Maurice explains. “SLSA had previously been using an alternate SaaS solution for their backup, but we knew they would need more and could benefit from AvePoint’s full portfolio of solutions in the future, with other products like Cloud Archiving and Policies and Insights.”
SLSA and Exigo Tech have big plans for continuing to improve SLSA’s digital workplace, including further adoption of SharePoint, better information lifecycle, and enhancing their security postures. They plan to turn to AvePoint’s portfolio, like Cloud Governance and Policies & Insights, to address these concerns.
“We strategically partner with only a few vendors,” Maurice says. “We work with AvePoint because their products align with our core offerings as a Microsoft Gold Partner such as Modern Workplace, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Dynamics 365. AvePoint’s products are so easy to use and manage, it was very easy for our team to pick up these products and run with them, with AvePoint there to support us when we always need it.”