While Metalogix has made a name for itself already with migration and lifecycle products for SharePoint, it doesn’t appear to be happy at the speed at which migration takes place. The result is the integration of Migration Manager for SharePoint -- File Share Edition, with its file share solution StoragePoint.

SharePoint Content Migration

The obvious question here is why Metalogix would bother doing that when either solution can effectively push content in or out of SharePoint, or enable users access to content located in SharePoint?

Well, it seems that the principal reason is speed; the combined solution, Metalogix says, can increase the speed of the migration process by 6 times the speed on a similar operation using Migration Manager for SharePoint -- File Share Edition. For Migration Manager the increase is in the region of 38%.

However, that’s not all it does. Moving content between systems is not much good to any company unless the content can be found again, which means users need to be able to apply and edit the metadata of SharePoint content. And the new combined solution lets you do that too.

In fact not only does it allows you modify the metadata, it also allows users to adjust permissions and change the folder structure. Steven Murphy, CEO, Metalogix, had this to say about the new integration:

Because organizations with SharePoint deployment often have terabytes, or even petabytes, of unmanaged file share content, Metalogix recognizes the importance of consolidating this content with high speed and high fidelity into SharePoint… With the combination of Migration Manager for SharePoint – File Share Edition and StoragePoint, we have created a powerful, integrated solution for organizations to maximize their file share content and enhance the use and performance of their SharePoint platform.”

Both solutions are already established in the Metalogix portfolio: StoragePoint and Migration Manager.


A remote binary large object (BLOB) storage and archive solution for SharePoint. It reduces costs and improves SharePoint performance and scalability by offloading 95% of content from the underlying SQL database to alternate tiers of storage, including the Cloud.

It also enables organizations to link file shares with SharePoint without actually moving the files. Once linked, the file share data can be accessed directly from SharePoint, taking advantage of the platform’s features, such as permissions, workflows, search and metadata.

Migration Manager -- File Share Edition

Allows administrators to analyze and identify important aspects of existing content and offers them the ability to make decisions around how and where content should be move to in SharePoint

The integration of the two is another small step that offers users better content management for SharePoint. There have been a number of similar moves over the past few months, with more to follow with SharePoint 2013 in preview.