The AvePoint Solution
Research ultimately brought Msheireb administrators to AvePoint’s DocAve Software Platform. Offering more than 30 different products for SharePoint governance and infrastructure management, DocAve addressed the company’s multiple SharePoint needs with one fully integrated platform.
Swift and Simplified Migration to SharePoint 2010
DocAve Migrator helped Msheireb move 100 GB of content from its MOSS 2007 source instances to mapped elements in SharePoint 2010. Migration jobs were scheduled to take place automatically outside of business hours, and all folder structures, document properties and associated metadata – as well as permissions and access control – were retained with full-fidelity upon migration. The migration was scheduled to take place over the span of seven days, but only took three with DocAve. “Migrating to SharePoint 2010 was easy with DocAve,” said Hanees Thottathil, Web Developer at Msheireb. “By migrating data with full-fidelity and scheduling jobs to run outside of business hours, DocAve minimized the impact of the migration on our business.”
Enhanced Protection of Vital SharePoint Data
DocAve Backup and Restore provides enterprise-class protection for entire SharePoint environments, including all web applications, databases, front-end web elements, and content residing in Binary Large Object (BLOB) stores outside of Microsoft® SQL Server®. “DocAve enabled us to customize and automate a backup plan according to our specific needs and deliver regular, granular backups of our documents and custom lists, ensuring our most important SharePoint data receives the protection it requires,” said Thottathil.
Access to All File Share Content through SharePoint 2010
End users within certain Msheireb business units needed regular access to large files, such as videos and computer aided design (CAD) drawings, but due to Microsoft recommended SharePoint content database limits, the content was kept on file shares in order to optimize storage and SQL Server performance. DocAve Connector allowed end users to collaborate upon network file shares directly through SharePoint without migration. “With DocAve, we save valuable SQL storage space by keeping large files on file shares, while end users are still able to access their content through SharePoint and utilize its management functionality,” said Thottathil. “Ultimately, we expect to access approximately two terabytes (TB) of data stored on file shares through SharePoint while still keeping our SQL Server database under control.”