The AvePoint Solution
Park Nicollet began to utilize IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for Microsoft SharePoint as a backup and recovery solution. Park Nicollet administrators learned that TSM for SharePoint utilizes AvePoint’s DocAve Backup and Restore for SharePoint functionality through an OEM agreement. Highly satisfied with the enterprise-level backup and restore capabilities the program provided, administrators sought more AvePoint tools, including DocAve Auditor for SharePoint to meet compliance needs.
DocAve Auditor empowers administrators to track and record all SharePoint interactions, including usage, search, and security changes. With DocAve, Park Nicollet could pull reports and view data by numerous attributes, such as by Time Viewed and Modified, which enabled the company to audit securities, investigate usage patterns, and monitor sensitive information. After the initial implementation, DocAve Auditor also allowed Park Nicollet’s compliance team to easily furnish their own reports without input from SharePoint administrators. “DocAve gave our compliance team the ability and confidence to run SharePoint reports on their own, which saved significant amounts of time that I could devote to other important projects related to our deployment,” said Scott Glaser, SharePoint Architect at Park Nicollet.
Since all of AvePoint’s solutions run on a unified platform, Park Nicollet also opted to implement DocAve Backup and Restore. DocAve provides full-fidelity backup and recovery, from an individual content item to an entire SharePoint environment and all of its farm-level components, maintaining all metadata, securities, and version histories. DocAve’s convenient scheduler and ability to perform backups on a granular level allowed administrators to run backups on mission-critical content for the EMR upgrade project regularly, ensuring any chance of a system failure was avoided entirely.
DocAve’s ability to granularly restore SharePoint content down to the item level also provided enormous benefits to administrators when required to retrieve items lost, corrupted, or erroneously deleted by end-users. “Before DocAve, we had to restore outof-place and it could take hours to complete,” Glaser said. “Now it only takes minutes.”
Similar to DocAve Auditor and the compliance team, DocAve Backup and Restore also allowed Park Nicollet’s data recovery team to backup and restore SharePoint content themselves once SharePoint administrators implemented the module, enabling administrators to focus on more critical tasks to their business.