For many organizations, Microsoft SharePoint is a dynamic set of workspaces with a constant inflow and modification of user generated content. Documents, images, libraries, tasks, calendars and links: This is the information that drives your productivity and SharePoint makes it relatively easy to upload and share that information with the rest of your colleagues….almost too easy.
At AvePoint, we’re pumped about our new partnership with Rackspace! We’ve been working hard to bring you a solid foundation to host your Microsoft SharePoint environment and we’re excited about the results. By combining the industry expertise provided by Rackspace’s SharePoint team with the confidence of AvePoint’s award-winning DocAve Software Platform for data protection, management and reporting, we’ve developed one of the most secure and manageable hosted SharePoint experiences around.
Here is an interesting number: 19,700,000. That’s the number of results I received when I did a Bing search on “Cloud Computing.” (For Google – there were 310 million results.) If you have read my blog for any length of time you know that my world is squarely focused on Microsoft Technologies and specifically SharePoint. What I’d like to discuss today is what cloud is best for SharePoint.
Transitioning your existing physical servers into a hosted infrastructure usually isn’t as difficult as many perceive, and in the long run, moving your workloads to a managed infrastructure can spare you from frustrating IT headaches in the future. With less time spent managing your servers, you’ll have more time to focus on the core areas that give you an edge against the competition.
Here at Rackspace we love SharePoint – so much so that we have a whole team dedicated to the product. We call ourselves SharePoint@Rackspace and have a fun filled website (if you haven’t seen it before).
For the past 5 years I’ve worked on the Corporate Development & Strategy team at Rackspace helping our hybrid cloud platform take shape. In that role, I was instrumental in building the ecosystem, getting OpenStack going and working on acquisitions for Rackspace. That experience has shown me that for SaaS businesses the best place they can run is at Rackspace.
Today is a special day. After months of hard work, the SharePoint team at Rackspace is finally ready to flip the switch on our new Per-User SharePoint online offering and make it available to all. This new offering will take the Fanatical Support® that only Rackspace brings to the SharePoint table and, through a cost-effective pricing structure, make it available to countless new businesses.