AvePoint's Free DocAve Extender Provides Intelligent BLOB Management for SharePoint 2010 Environments

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DocAve Extender for SharePoint enables the instant offloading of binary large objects (BLOBs) to file-system and cloud storage, to optimize SharePoint 2007 and 2010 Content Databases

AvePoint, the leading provider of infrastructure management software solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, today announced that DocAve Extender, the company's free tool to automate the instant offloading of SharePoint BLOB content to disk-based storage, now provides beta support for SharePoint 2010. DocAve Extender is one of 24 tools available within the recently released DocAve Software Platform v5.4, and empowers administrators to reduce the size of their Content Databases by up to 95% through the intelligent offloading of BLOBs from SharePoint's SQL Server database.

"As organizations leverage SharePoint for more and more information management processes, the volume of data residing on the typical platform will continue to increase rapidly", said Dr. Tianyi (TJ) Jiang, AvePoint's Chief Operating Officer. "Such high volumes of BLOB content sitting on SQL can lead to decreased database performance, and can get quite costly in terms of SQL licensing. DocAve Extender is a tool AvePoint has released free of charge that leverages Microsoft API's to provide a simple and flexible means to offload BLOB content from SharePoint Content DB's, yet make sure it appears to end-users as if it was still sitting right in SQL. Today, we are pleased to announce that DocAve Extender supports not only SharePoint 2007 environments, but also delivers beta-support for SharePoint 2010 as well."

DocAve Extender delivers granular control over how and where SharePoint content is stored, including the ability to select which SharePoint Site Collections to apply extended BLOB storage capabilities to, control over what size objects are treated as BLOBs, and flexible compression and encryption options. The end result is that SharePoint's vital SQL database resources can be fully optimized, thereby bolstering platform performance and enabling more efficient scalability.

BLOB Management Is Part of a Comprehensive SharePoint Storage Optimization Strategy

DocAve Extender is one of three tools within the DocAve Storage Optimization Suite for SharePoint, which also includes DocAve Archiver for SharePoint, a tool for the automated, business-rule aware archiving of SharePoint content, and DocAve Connector for SharePoint, which enables the migration-free presentation and management of network and cloud-based file share via SharePoint. Together, these tools provide a complete and cost-effective solution for the management of storage resources and SharePoint content lifecycles.

Though DocAve Extender is available free of charge to the SharePoint community, it is a fully supported, integrated part of AvePoint's DocAve Software Platform, which offers 24 independently deployable modules for SharePoint data protection, administration, replication, storage optimization, reporting, compliance, and migration.

How To Download the Free DocAve Extender for SharePoint 2007 or 2010

AvePoint's DocAve Extender is now available for download free of charge from the AvePoint website (http://www.avepoint.com/download). After downloading the fully enabled 30-day trial of the full DocAve Software Platform, companies that wish to continue using DocAve Extender can call AvePoint at 1-800-661-6588 or email Sales (at) avepoint (dot) com to receive their perpetual license for DocAve Extender.

Participation in the DocAve Software Platform v5.4 Beta-Release

DocAve's beta-support of SharePoint 2010 is now available to organizations across all verticals and geographic regions, and will be followed by a GA release upon GA release of SharePoint 2010. To request a free, fully enabled 30-day trial of the beta-version of the DocAve Software Platform v5.4, please visit http://www.avepoint.com/resources/free-trial-downloads/.

To speak with an AvePoint sales professional, please call (201) 793-1111, or email Sales(at)AvePoint(dot)com.

About AvePoint

AvePoint is a global technology company and software innovator. Since 2001, AvePoint has been a leading provider of enterprise-strength infrastructure management solutions for all Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. AvePoint's award-winning DocAve Software Platform delivers comprehensive and flexible infrastructure support for backup and recovery, replication, migration, administration, archiving, deployment management, and compliance, while piloting the products of OEM partners such as NetApp and IBM. With headquarters in Jersey City, NJ, and wholly owned engineering centers and sales offices worldwide, AvePoint serves more than 5,000 enterprise customers. AvePoint is a Managed Gold Certified Microsoft Partner and GSA Certified Provider.

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