Metalogix StoragePoint Customers Reduce Their SharePoint Content Databases by More Than 90 Percent While Reducing Storage Costs

EMC World Demonstration and Customers Highlight the Value of StoragePoint as it Improves SharePoint Performance and Scalability
WASHINGTON, DC, May 6, 2011 – Metalogix Software, the leading provider in content lifecycle management (CLM) solutions for Microsoft® SharePoint®, Exchange®, and legacy environments, today announced that customers of its StoragePoint solution have reduced their SharePoint content databases by more than 90 percent, increasing SharePoint performance and scalability while dramatically reducing storage costs. A demonstration of Metalogix StoragePoint will be featured at EMC World, May 9-12, at the Venetian, Las Vegas, in booth #700.

Metalogix StoragePoint externalizes SharePoint content Binary Large Objects (BLOBs) so that they may be stored on less-expensive or more appropriate storage systems. This means SQL clusters can be right-sized for optimal performance and the size of the SharePoint content database can be dramatically reduced while still maintaining critical metadata in the SQL Server.

The value of this significant reduction in the SharePoint content database has been seen by hundreds of StoragePoint customers.

“Since going live with SharePoint the demand for it has been huge,” Gordon Bone, manager, applied technology, Ledcor Industries, Inc., a large North American construction company. “Once we realized how much content we were going to be getting in our SharePoint environment we decided pretty quickly that we needed a solution like StoragePoint to store the BLOBs outside the SQL database. We actually achieved a 91 percent reduction in the size of our content databases using StoragePoint. It has literally worked for us problem free. In fact, it works so smoothly we actually forget that it’s there.”

“When you use SharePoint, you tend to throw a lot of things in the SharePoint database and it gets big very quickly,” said Ken Foster, director, applications development, Cimerex Energy Company, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. “We grossly exceeded the 100GB capacity maximum Microsoft recommends for the SharePoint content database. StoragePoint makes good sense in not storing things inside the database that don’t need to be stored there. It’s a very simple product to operate and actually worked as advertised.”

“StoragePoint reduced our largest database by over 98 percent as well as alleviated several challenges in our growing environment,” said Mark Wiley, IT manager, Chesapeake Energy, the second largest producer of natural gas in the U.S. “With StoragePoint, we can now leverage our SharePoint investment on a much larger scale.”
Organizations are invited to learn more about Metalogix StoragePoint during EMC World by visiting the Metalogix booth #700 for a StoragePoint demo.

“SharePoint is rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing content stores in today’s organizations,” said Mandy Sadowski, vice president of marketing, Metalogix. “As a result, enterprises need to be ready to efficiently manage their SharePoint database for optimum performance, scalability, resource usage and cost. StoragePoint delivers immediate value for active users of SharePoint with a return on investment that can be seen instantly.”

About Metalogix StoragePoint

Winner of Microsoft’s® SharePoint® 2010 Innovation award, Metalogix StoragePoint enables organizations to keep their unstructured content such as PDF, JPEG images and Microsoft Word documents – also known as Binary Large Objects (BLOBs), out of SharePoint’s content databases  and offload them onto virtually any mix of NAS or SAN storage – on premise or in the cloud. Installed and configured in minutes, StoragePoint provides immediate ROI by enabling companies to leverage cost effective storage without sacrificing performance, functionality or user experience. For more information, please visit: http://www.metalogix.com

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About Metalogix

Metalogix is a leading provider of content lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Exchange, and legacy enterprise content environments. We enable organizations to scale and cost-effectively manage, migrate, store, archive and protect enterprise content whether on-premise or in the cloud. The company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, privately held, and backed by Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. For more information, please visit: http://www.metalogix.com

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