Open Text Furthers Content Services for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server with New Storage Services



    
    Enables Enterprises to Store SharePoint Content in External Storage
    Devices, Eliminates Multiple Document Instances, Helps Reduce Storage
    Costs
    

    CHICAGO, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX,
TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today
announced Open Text Storage Services for SharePoint, the latest addition to
the company's Open Text Content Services product offerings. This new
enterprise-class service lets customers store Microsoft Office SharePoint
Server 2007 content in external storage devices, while at the same time
reducing wasted space by automatically detecting multiple instances of the
same content. The solution helps customers increase the scalability of their
SharePoint solutions and reduce storage costs.
    In SharePoint servers, document content is stored inside dedicated
SharePoint SQL databases, including what is known as binary large objects or
BLOB content that is not necessary for queries to the database. BLOB content
can be stored outside of the SharePoint SQL database to save space.
    Open Text Storage Services for SharePoint, which uses the Microsoft
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 External BLOB Storage API, provides the
capability to seamlessly store identical copies of documents in SharePoint
only once. It accomplishes this single-instance archiving feat by keeping
track of whether a document has already been stored. Multiple document copies
emerge as a problem anytime SharePoint is used for team collaboration or when
independent teams collaborate in a decentralized, loosely affiliated manner.
    "Microsoft developed the Remote BLOB Storage API to meet the needs of
customers who prefer not to store document content BLOBs inside the database,"
said Bob Sutton, Microsoft Senior Product Manager for Windows SharePoint
Services. "We are pleased to be able to work with partners such as Open Text
to help ensure a future roadmap for their storage providers."
    Open Text Storage Services for SharePoint not only lowers overall storage
costs and improves performance; it can also help enterprises meet regulatory
and business requirements for information retention. For example, Open Text
Storage Services for SharePoint can be used to ensure that business critical
content is secured in multiple physical locations and SharePoint content can
be stored on different storage devices, depending on the business and
compliance needs of the content. Open Text Storage Services for SharePoint is
compatible with all major storage providers including Hitachi Data Systems,
StorageTek, Network Appliance, EMC, HP, IBM and Sun Microsystems.
    "With SharePoint, Microsoft has provided an excellent platform for
sharing information that lets teams work together to swiftly create and share
content," said Jens Rabe, Vice President of Open Text's Microsoft Solutions
Group. "Because of the productivity advantages, there is strong user demand
and enterprises are able to quickly roll out SharePoint sites and
applications. Open Text Storage Services for SharePoint let companies embrace
decentralization, while still ensuring that broader organizational
requirements around data retention are being met."

    Availability

    Open Text Storage Services for SharePoint is available today. For more
information, go to
http://www.opentext.com/2/storageservice_for_sharepoint.htm.

    Open Text's Leadership in ECM Solutions for Microsoft

    Open Text is a leader in delivering ECM solutions for the Microsoft
platform, including the industry's widest range of solutions that extend
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. For SharePoint, Open Text offers
integrated records management and archiving, content lifecycle management, a
development framework for case management applications and specialized
vertical market solutions. Other solutions for Microsoft include powerful
email management capabilities; and Open Text Enterprise Connect, which lets
users create customized views of content from multiple systems, such as SAP or
Oracle, in Microsoft Outlook. Open Text, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner,
recently opened a new office in Microsoft's Partner Solution Center in
Redmond, WA., to further its relationship with Microsoft and to better align
product strategy and direction. For more information on Open Text and
Microsoft, go to: www.opentext.com/microsoft-partner.

    Open Text Content World

    Open Text will host its Content World 2008 conference in Orlando,
Florida, November 18-20. The event will bring together leading ECM experts
from across the industry to network with peers, discuss the latest
developments and trends in ECM and Enterprise 2.0, and to gain a first-hand
account of the company's long-term strategy and product roadmap. Open Text is
planning a series of sessions on ECM solutions for Microsoft. You can find out
more about the sessions here:
http://www.opentext.com/contentworld/2008/microsoft/.

    About Open Text

    Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise
content management, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of
their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting
46,000 customers and millions of users in 114 countries. Working with our
customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts(TM) to help
organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity,
automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve
competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 ext.4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Stephanie Dodge, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2429, sdodge@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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