Integrated SharePoint storage, backup and recovery
Metalogix has launched StoragePoint 4.2, which the company says is the industry’s first integrated SharePoint storage, backup and recovery solution. The new release expands StoragePoint’s range of capabilities to include automated backup, either on-premises or in the cloud, and the ability to granularly restore lost content down to the document level.
Metalogix explains StoragePoint 4.2 provides a new, comprehensive approach for BLOB storage, SharePoint backup and recovery, all of which can be accessed directly within a single user interface in the SharePoint central administration. StoragePoint uses Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) technology to offload the unstructured content such as Office documents and rich media files from SQL Server to more appropriate and cheaper storage tiers. Externalizing BLOBs shrinks content databases by up to 95 percent, says Metalogix, and allows databases to be automatically and continuously backed up in minutes.
The product also provides granular, item-level restore capabilities for lost, deleted or corrupted content. StoragePoint enables these capabilities for any version of SharePoint and is the first to do so for SharePoint 2013. Version 4.2 also includes support for backup to the cloud.
As part of the release, Metalogix has introduced StoragePoint Express, which gives organizations the chance to use the product at no cost for up to 200 GBs of content. A free version is available for download.