28 May 2014

Kroll Ontrack expands its support for externalised storage and shredded files to StorSimple SharePoint Database Optimiser

Ontrack PowerControls 7.2 provides comprehensive search and restoration support for leading BLOB storage applications

Epsom – May 28, 2014 – Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery and e-disclosure products and services, today announced the availability of Ontrack® PowerControls™ version 7.2. Adding support for StorSimple SharePoint Database Optimiser, in addition to Metalogix StoragePoint and FileStream, Ontrack PowerControls is a comprehensive tool for accessing, searching and restoring externalised Microsoft SharePoint 2013 data. It also addresses the complex challenge of reassembling shredded files directly from a SharePoint 2013 backup without needing to restore the entire database.

The StorSimple solution uses SharePoint APIs to offload large BLOBs from SharePoint databases. This helps maintain performance levels for SharePoint servers and facilitates SharePoint disaster recovery by reducing the size of the databases that must be restored. Leveraging Ontrack PowerControls 7.2 empowers IT administrators to granularly rebuild these externalised databases and shredded SharePoint files during the restore process.

“Native SharePoint SQL storage is very expensive and huge database volumes can impact performance, so organisations leverage remote BLOB solutions like StorSimple to externalise BLOB data to reduce storage costs and increase performance,” said Paul Le Messurier, Programme and Operations Manager at Kroll Ontrack. “Ontrack PowerControls 7.2 allows IT administrators to restore individual items without conducting a full database restore.”

Results from a recent Ontrack PowerControls customer survey revealed that 34 per cent of respondents frequently receive requests for restoring SharePoint items, lists, libraries and folders. Forty-one per cent of those surveyed went on to say they save more than 50 per cent of time responding to these requests leveraging Ontrack PowerControls than using traditional restoration methods.

“Granular item restore with Ontrack PowerControls 7.2 is a game changer in how search and restoration from BLOBs is addressed, and we couldn’t be happier with the result,” said Burzin Patel, Marketing Director for StorSimple, Microsoft Corporation. “StorSimple customers can easily locate critical files, and restore them with ease, saving significant time.”

In addition to support for StorSimple, Ontrack PowerControls 7.2 also supports Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack (SP1). For more information about the Ontrack PowerControls solution, visit http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/software/powercontrols.

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.

Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, search, analyse and produce data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack is an industry-leading provider of data recovery, secure data destruction, electronic discovery and document review services. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its data recovery services please visit: http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/data-recovery, or follow @KrollOntrackUK on Twitter or subscribe to the Kroll Ontrack Data Blog.

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