The rapid adoption of Microsoft® SharePoint® as a collaboration tool has contributed to growing volumes of unstructured content. Dell and a number of partners have teamed up to offer unified solutions that can help simplify management, automatically enforce data retention policies, enable legal hold and reduce redundant information.
Because of SharePoint’s distributed architecture, archive applications must be able to access multiple servers and layers of content to pull data into a central repository. EqualLogic, PowerVault or object storage platforms in conjunction with partner software, can form the basis of a scalable and accessible SharePoint archive solution with low TCO, metadata-based search-ability, and automated data retention, hold and deletion policies.
In addition, because archives can remove inactive data from the SharePoint server, backup and recovery times can be decreased.