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SharePoint Archiving :


SharePoint Online Archiving

Shrink your SharePoint storage costs

Is your SharePoint Online default quota being eaten up by increased remote sharing, Teams video recordings and retention policies?

By archiving SharePoint to lower cost Azure storage, you can shrink your storage costs by up to one tenth in comparison to Microsoft overage charges.

For example, storing 500TB was going to cost £410,000 p.a. in SharePoint Online. It was < £63,000 p.a. to store in our solution.

Get in touch with your predicted storage volumes and we’ll provide comparative pricing.


The benefits of using our SharePoint Online archiving solutions

Seamless to End Users

Archived SharePoint files are still visible to end users via shortcuts that look like the original file.

Simply by double-clicking on a shortcut, users can instantly access their archived SharePoint files.

See how this compares with the recently introduced Microsoft SharePoint archive service >


  • Use your own Microsoft Azure tenant or ours
  • Use granular policies to drive what’s archived
  • Apply litigation holds, retention dates & data classifications
  • Use Azure security settings to minimise risks
  • Synchronise with EntraID & security ACLs to give the same authentication & authorisation as Microsoft 365.

Get Independent Advice & a Range of Options

Essential offers a range of options when it comes to SharePoint archiving and can compare and contrast the alternatives and arrange demos for you.

We can also help you with strategies for avoiding SharePoint sprawl in the first place.


Resources on SharePoint online archiving

What our customers have to say about us

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What our customers have to say

News and the Social Media features are a big hit. For the first time we can connect all our employees with the work we do in the diabetes community. Our intranet enables our employees to directly experience the value and impact their work has on the community we serve.

Sr. SharePoint Administrator, Health Organisation

What our customers have to say

“Love the simplicity of the service’s UI – setup took less than 30 minutes, and it just works. This is one of the simplest ways for us to achieve our offsite backup requirements. I can sleep well, knowing there’s an immutable copy of our VMs on Azure storage.”

Corey Coles, Manager, IT Systems at Virgin Hyperloop One
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What our customers have to say

“Archiving in Azure has been a reliable solution, delivering protection of our Office 365 data, and supporting our litigation and GDPR requirements.”

Steven Menmuir, Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited
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What our customers have to say

“We have more than 8,000 Exchange Online mailboxes journaling to our own Azure tenant.”

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Lee Sullivan, Monster Worldwide