Microsoft Sharepoint Conference
by Michael Hay on Oct 22, 2009
Hitachi (Hitachi Data Systems and Hitachi Consulting) is at the MS Sharepoint conference displaying our competencies for Sharepoint including enabling products and deployment approaches. I’ve talked about the Hitachi Data Discovery for Microsoft Sharepoint (HDD-MS) in the past here and here. Here’s a couple of really great pictures taken by my colleague Keiko Harada with respect to HDD-MS. I think that the first one is pretty cool and includes several of the Hitachi booth swag as the audience. The second photo is of our entire booth, with HDD-MS being shown integrated to the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP). Again as I pointed out in my previous post, HDD-MS is a light weight plugin that enables direct from Sharepoint to HCP content storage. Unlike our competitors’ products which require Sharepoint, content management offerings, potentially data archiving software, and then long term cloud storage — oops wait as far as I know ATMOS(T) isn’t integrated to any applications yet — we’re pretty skinny in terms of our implementation. The combination of HDD-MS and a durable backing store assists both with making it easier to backup Sharepoint as well as being able to allow for simple eDiscovery across multiple Sharepoint sites, site collections, farms, etc. Also with the capacity optimization features within HCP, if end users make a habit of using the sneaker-net consisting of email and USB drives to distribute content outside of Sharepoint leading to duplicates, then HCP can both perform the single instancing as well as compression allowing IT professionals to cope better with sneaker-net content distribution. With all of this users continue to use their document libraries, Sharepoint permissions, versioning, etc. We are just moving content under the covers, using REST, without disturbing their behaviors. Anyway kudos to Keiko and the team at the Sharepoint conference.
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