AvePoint to Provide Full Support for Organizations on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

Supports enterprises utilizing Windows Azure in cloud computing initiatives including, Microsoft Office 365 management as a service, optimizing Microsoft SharePoint storage, as well as data protection and management of Azure-hosted SharePoint assets
NEW YORK - April 18, 2013 - PRLog -- AvePoint, the leader in governance, compliance, and management solutions for social enterprise collaboration platforms, today announced full support for the general availability of Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, which enables organizations to move applications into the cloud, as well as a continued strategic relationship with Microsoft (http://www.avepoint.com/news/2012/06/07/avepoint-to-provide-full-support-for-organizations-on-office-365-and-windows-azure-virtual-machines/) to pursue engagements with customers with these technology offerings.

“Microsoft put it best in its announcement of Azure Infrastructure Services (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2013/04/16/the-power-of-and.aspx) – it’s not just about Infrastructure-as-a-Service or Platform-as-a-Service. It’s about utilizing all of an enterprise’s various technology investments to stitch together a cohesive information collaboration story,” said Dr. Tianyi (TJ) Jiang, AvePoint Co-CEO and Co-Founder. “Our unique capability in cross-platform compliance, governance, and infrastructure management means customers with on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environments don’t have to choose only one deployment option to collaborate with confidence.”

Microsoft Office 365 Management as a Service

AvePoint DocAve Online for Microsoft SharePoint (http://www.avepoint.com/sharepoint-online-docave/), hosted on Windows Azure’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering, provides powerful backup, administration, and management capabilities through a Software-as-a-Service platform for organizations using Microsoft Office 365 - SharePoint Online. DocAve Online extends cloud computing by enabling:

·         Simplified user and permissions management

·         Granular content protection and failover capabilities

·         On-demand content restructuring

·         Synchronization and publication of content across sites

Optimizing SharePoint Storage with Windows Azure

For organizations looking to extend their SharePoint storage architecture into the cloud, AvePoint's DocAve Software Platform (http://www.avepoint.com/sharepoint-products/) can store Binary Large Objects (BLOBs), backup files, archive files, and audit logs on Windows Azure to reduce storage costs for long-term retention.

Manage Azure-hosted SharePoint Assets

Organizations that want to avoid the overhead of an on-premises infrastructure, but maintain control over SharePoint sites and solutions as if they resided on premises, may elect to run SharePoint environments in Windows Azure. AvePoint's DocAve Software Platform can be installed and run on Azure to help organizations support Azure-hosted SharePoint environments, including:

·         Expedited site and farm migration

·         Geo-replication

·         Two-way content management

·         Site and content backup and restore

·         High availability

·         Storage optimization

·         Archiving and compliance

·         Hybrid and legacy interoperability

To learn more about AvePoint’s full complement of products and solutions to meet organizations cloud computing needs, please visit AvePoint’s cloud solutions page (http://www.avepoint.com/sharepoint-solutions/cloud/).

About AvePoint

AvePoint is a global technology company and proven software leader. Since its founding in 2001, AvePoint has become the world's largest provider of enterprise-class governance, compliance, and management solutions for social enterprise collaboration platforms. AvePoint helps more than 10,000 customers – including many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies – meet their specific business objectives by enabling collaboration with confidence. AvePoint, Inc. is headquartered and maintains its principal operational center in Jersey City, NJ, with wholly owned operational centers in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, and China. AvePoint is a Depth Managed Microsoft Gold Certified Application Development Partner and Gold Certified Collaboration and Content Partner as well as a US Government GSA provider via strategic partnerships.

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