EMC Extend Information Governance to SharePoint 2010
EMC (news, site) partners, clients and consultants have been gathered in Boston this week at the annual EMC World conference. And although the big news is probably the name change from Enterprise Content Management and Archiving Group to the Information Intelligence Group (IIG), SharePoint 2010 got a little love too.


SourceOne for SharePoint

EMC has announced that it has extended SourceOne, its family of products for archiving, compliance and e-discovery, to support SharePoint 2010, as well as earlier editions.

SourceOne for SharePoint offers the following functionality:

  • Automate the removal of content from SharePoint's native repository -- SQL Server -- into EMC SourceOne. What this provides is the ability to keep content stored in inactive SharePoint sites without worrying about the effect this content might have on the performance of SharePoint if maintained internally.
  • By moving content to SourceOne, retention and disposition policies can be set on SharePoint content ensuring policies and external regulations are being met.
  • Even though the content is moved to an external repository, by using Microsoft's BLOB API, content is still accessible through SharePoint.

A Family to Support SharePoint

SourceOne for SharePoint is only one of a number of products that EMC has to support SharePoint. Others include:

  • EMC Centera: Another archiving solution for organizations that have very strict compliance regulations
  • EMC Celerra: Unified storage that includes file deduplication and compression
  • EMC Avamar, EMC Data Domain and EMC NetWorker: Backup and restore solutions
  • RSA for SharePoint: Security and availability 

Here's a look at how SourceOne for SharePoint works:

SharePoint and e-Discovery

EMC has gone to great lengths to provide archiving and e-discovery capabilities for SharePoint. But before you make the move to SourceOne for SharePoint, you may want to have a closer look at how SharePoint 2010 has been enhanced to support compliance and e-discovery out the box.

If the new capabilities are not enough, then EMC is an alternative approach.