Backup Software provides MS SharePoint protection.

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With NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup solution, users can minimize complexity associated with data protection for Microsoft SharePoint environments deployed on either physical or virtual servers. Program rapidly restores all aspects of SharePoint environment, including individual objects or documents, SharePoint site, database, or entire farm. Virtual node technology automatically discovers all servers and server roles in farm, and protects them under single check-box item.

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NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup Provides Advanced Microsoft SharePoint Protection and Recovery

Innovative 'Virtual Node' Technology Reduces Complexity to Deliver Comprehensive SharePoint Protection and Recovery for Physical or Virtual Environments at a Lower Total Cost of Ownership


News Facts

-- Syncsort, a global leader in data integration acceleration and data protection software solutions, today announced that it has extended its innovative 'virtual node' technology in the NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup (NSB) solution to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity associated with data protection for Microsoft SharePoint environments deployed on either physical or virtual servers.

-- One of the fastest growing applications in Microsoft history, SharePoint presents significant data protection challenges because of the way customers commonly deploy it in "farms" of servers with different roles. This is further complicated by the fact that SharePoint also includes elements such as databases and indexes that require application-aware protection.

-- NSB includes advanced 'virtual node' technology that makes SharePoint protection simple and more reliable by automatically discovering all the servers and server roles in a farm, and protecting them under a single check-box item. This makes it easy for backup administrators to ensure that all vital SharePoint components are fully protected and recoverable.

-- With the new enhancements, NSB is now able to rapidly restore all aspects of a SharePoint environment including individual objects or documents, a SharePoint site, a database, or even an entire farm. Object-level recoveries take only minutes because there is no need to restore a full database prior to recovery.

-- Integration with VMware environments enables NSB to convert any SharePoint backup into a virtual machine within minutes, whether the source data is a physical or virtual machine. NSB also protects physical servers, enabling a full system bare metal restore from any normal backup job without the need for additional licenses or components.

-- By leveraging NetApp snapshot technology for instant access to backup data, critical information can be restored in just minutes. Since recovery is not dependent on the size of the data object, even a very large SharePoint database can be recovered in minutes with NSB.

-- NetApp deduplication technology integrated within NSB further reduces backup data, providing a highly cost-effective solution in an era of massive data growth.

-- NetApp SnapMirror replication software is included as part of the solution, allowing backups to be replicated to an alternate site for full, multi-site disaster recovery.

-- NSB today supports both SharePoint 2007 and 2010, providing market-leading protection for a full suite of Microsoft back-office systems including Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server.

Supporting Quotes

-- "Organizations rely on collaborative applications, such as Microsoft SharePoint, to manage and deliver business critical data to users," said Robert Amatruda, Research Director, Data Protection and Recovery, IDC. "As a result, companies need to adequately safeguard their SharePoint infrastructure in both physical and virtual environments. NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup is well suited to protect and recover SharePoint with its proven block-level technology."

-- "SharePoint presents unique data protection and recovery challenges that have introduced significantly more cost and complexity for customers, including the need to adopt additional backup and recovery tools specifically for SharePoint in some cases," said Peter Eicher, Senior Product Manager, Syncsort. "NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup combines everything customers need for comprehensive data protection -- including SharePoint protection and recovery -- into a simple, integrated and proven package. The result is the fastest, most efficient data protection and recovery available for SharePoint environments at a dramatically lower total cost of ownership than alternatives."

About Syncsort

Syncsort is a global software company that helps the world's most successful organizations rethink the economics of data. Syncsort provides record-setting data performance and rapid time to value through easy to use data integration and data protection solutions. With over 15,000 deployments, Syncsort has transformed decision making and delivered more profitable results to thousands of customers worldwide. For more information visit:

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