EMC SourceOne Intros Information Governance for Microsoft SharePoint 2010

By Steve Wexler

EMC Corp is taking advantage of today’s launch of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 with the announcement of an addition to its information governance family of modular, integrated products for archiving, compliance and e-discovery solution, EMC SourceOne for Microsoft SharePoint delivers operational control, compliance and e-discovery capabilities without impacting end-users.

That can reduce costs, improve system scalability and performance, and ensure compliance, according to the company, which is looking to capitalize on the U.S. market for Microsoft SharePoint that is expected to surpass $5 billion by 2012.
EMC’s Gabriela Garner, director of product marketing, tells Channel Insider that this announcement really extends its information governance suite for SharePoint and leverages the Kazeon acquisition. "It’s not archiving, but information governance. We know there is viral growth, it’s explosive… and customers need help to control it." And with EMC’s building block approach, customers can start today with SharePoint and grow into email management or other applications as required, she says.

EMC SourceOne eDiscovery - Kazeon is available now, and SourceOne for SharePoint is expected to ship at the end of June 2010. It will support SharePoint 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3. Garner says the product has been in controlled release for a month with several large customers, and the initial response has been very positive. "It’s a win-win for customers… cutting costs … simplifying e-discovery – and managing risk."

According to a prepared statement from IDC’s Laura Dubois, with the incredibly viral nature of SharePoint, IT tends to lose control creating an information governance risk. "The EMC SourceOne for SharePoint puts the control back to IT by allowing them to set up policies for retention and disposition thereby freeing up needed storage space and system capacity."  


Channel Insider spoke with Raphael Meyerowitz, AVP, Data Center Technical Services, Northeast, Presidio Networked Solutions, the fifth largest US VAR with 1,200 employees and revenues of $1.2 billion. He says customers are looking more at SourceOne because "email systems are growing out of control. They have terabytes and terabytes of data."

Mike Alsup, Senior Vice President, Gimmal Group, states they have many clients that have adopted and deployed SharePoint and are struggling with rapid content growth. "The value that EMC SourceOne for SharePoint brings is in helping our customers drive down their storage costs while enhancing the performance of SharePoint by off-loading inactive content from the SQL Servers that support it. In addition, our customers can ensure that any content that gets moved out of SharePoint and into a long term archive is being managed according to specific retention policies."  

Another partner, International Computerware Inc., has had tremendous success driving EMC SourceOne deals over the past year. Says Jamie Shepard, Executive Vice President of Technology Solutions. "With the new EMC SourceOne for SharePoint, we are able to continue our IT governance strategy by introducing information governance for SharePoint in our customer conversations. We’re extremely excited about this because it opens up additional opportunities for us to increase our business and to help guide our customers’ strategy for IT governance."  


This article was originally published on 2010-05-12