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February 22, 2012

Microsoft News - MetaVis Unveils Office 365 SharePoint Backup Tool

By David Delony, Contributing Writer

MetaVis has just launched the MetaVis SavePoint, a product that allows businesses to have local copies of their Office 365 SharePoint documents.

The Philadelphia-based company’s product offers what MetaVis says is a fast, secure and easy way for companies using SharePoint to have a local copy of a cloud-based SharePoint deployment.

“Most organizations need the ability to backup and access archived content with minimal business interruption -- and this includes content that lives in the cloud, though this is an emerging use case. The ability to have a local copy of SharePoint data from Office 365 to ensure uninterrupted access and enable recovery beyond Microsoft's (News - Alert) retention periods could fill an interesting gap in the market," Kathleen Reidy, Senior Analyst at 451 Research said in a statement.

SavePoint allows users to create local and cloud-based backups, or “SavePoints” of any SharePoint content, allowing them to access their data even if there is a service and or network outage. Users can also restore individual documents without restoring entire large backups.

The software also allows users to archive and search SharePoint data. Users can search using metadata as well as version, author and retention information.

"With MetaVis SavePoint, we have a local backup of our Office 365 SharePoint content and can immediately, and easily, recover a single document or our entire environment. Not only can we create a local backup of all our documents stored within SharePoint on Office365, but we also have all the metadata. This enables us to access content if there is an interruption of service and easily recover the entire site once Office365 is back up," Constantine Baugh-Ruschman, who works at an IT help center at the Center for Vein Restoration added.

SavePoint operates seamlessly with the company’s other tools for administering and migrating, SharePoint sites. MetaVis also enables the migration of Google (News - Alert) Apps to SharePoint. The company will demonstrate their new product at SPTechCon in San Francisco, Calif. from Feb. 26-29.

Pricing for SavePoint starts at $495 per year.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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