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SharePoint Online Archiving

Low cost ‘overspill’ SharePoint storage in Microsoft Azure.

Seamlessly add to your SharePoint Online storage using Microsoft Azure – and save up to 90% on your Microsoft storage bill.

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Reduce SharePoint Online Storage Costs

More than just file storage, SharePoint lets you inject structure and control into your enterprise documents with the use of metadata, workflows, permissions and governance.

You can also use it to host content for intranets and provide spaces for external as well as internal collaboration, anytime, anywhere access, the ability to co-edit documents and manage version control, and access to powerful search.

There’s lots of great ‘use cases’, and as a consequence, many organisations are finding that their default storage quota (which for Enterprise licences is 1 TB for the tenant plus 10 GB for each licensed user) is not enough.

Another way to use up your SharePoint quota quickly is by using blanket retention policies: Every time an item is changed or deleted, a new copy will be automatically generated.

Whilst this is fine where your content is largely untouched, if you have a lot of ‘active content’ you may find your Preservation Hold Library quickly starts to use up your default quota.

Of course, you can purchase additional storage from Microsoft for $0.20 gigabyte/month, but for a LOT less, you can extend your available storage with low cost BLOB storage on Microsoft Azure.

Shrink SharePoint storage costs

Get seamless, secure & reduced cost storage for SharePoint using your own Microsoft Azure tenant or ours…

With support for on-premises SharePoint Server and Office 365’s SharePoint Online (SPO), our service delivers:

  • Low-cost Azure blob storage
  • Configurable policies that drive the migration of content from SPO to the Azure archive.
  • Litigation holds, retention & data classification that can be applied to your archived files – just like in SPO.
  • Much smaller retrieval links in SPO to give seamless end user access.
  • Azure security settings to minimise security risks.
  • Use of Azure AD and synchronisation with security ACLs to give the same authentication & authorisation as in Microsoft 365.
  • Low cost backup for your entire SharePoint tenant or specific sites.

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Discover how much you can save

Depending on your data volume, redundancy requirements and the type of Azure tiered storage you need, our SharePoint storage pricing is between half and one tenth of the cost of SharePoint Online storage costs.

For example, a comparative quotation to store 500TB was going to cost £410,000 p.a. from Microsoft.  It was less than £63,000 to store in Azure.

No lock-in

A true cloud model, our Azure SharePoint archive does not lock your data in either technically or contractually. Pay only for what you use.

Data Governance

Apply retention policies, put items on litigation hold, get WORM compliance and prevent data loss.

Re-purpose existing file servers as cloud storage gateways.

Creates copies, adds storage tiers and migrates data based on policies you define without adding new hardware or disrupting users/apps.

Data aware storage

Once stored in the cloud, you can visualise and query what data you have, so that you can make better decisions on what to keep. Build policies, audit activity and perform discovery as and when you need to.

Find out how we can help you adopt & adapt the Microsoft Modern Workplace & Azure Cloud for your business