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, with the ability to co-edit documents and manage version control, and with 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 LOT less, you can extend your available storage with low cost BLOB storage on Microsoft Azure.
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