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Mimosa Systems

September 01, 2009 08:00 ET

Rapid Microsoft SharePoint Adoption Fuels Channel Opportunities for SharePoint Archiving

Value Added Resellers and System Integrators Focused on Microsoft SharePoint Embrace Mimosa NearPoint for Recovery, Discovery and Retention Management

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - Mimosa Systems, the leader in next-generation email, file, and SharePoint archiving solutions, today reported that its ecosystem of channel partners are experiencing tremendous interest and revenue upside when selling the Mimosa NearPoint™ for SharePoint for archiving, discovery and recovery. The rapid and dramatic adoption of Microsoft SharePoint has resulted in many opportunities for SharePoint archiving and is fueling revenue growth for many of Mimosa's value added resellers and system integrators focused on Microsoft SharePoint.

Microsoft SharePoint sales broke the $1 billion revenue mark last year with more than 100 million licenses sold, making SharePoint the "hottest selling server-side product ever for the company" according to the New York Times.(1) Growth for the popular content management and collaboration application remains steady with the installed base of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server or MOSS expected to grow at a remarkable average annual growth rate of 25 percent over the next four years,(2) fueling revenue growth for Mimosa Systems.

"We are experiencing a surge of activity with SharePoint and expect it to continue to empower operational efficiencies driven by collaboration," said Daniel Vogt, director of marketing for Statera. "Mimosa adds to the equation with a technology platform that reinforces SharePoint's use in the enterprise. Mimosa NearPoint for SharePoint strengthens business continuity and provides policy-based centralized management across what can become highly distributed pools of data. This can pose data retention, discovery and item-level recovery challenges that are extremely well addressed by Mimosa NearPoint for SharePoint -- making it a significant value-add for any enterprise that has invested in SharePoint."

These impressive growth statistics indicate that SharePoint is quickly becoming an enterprise standard for collaboration in much the same way Microsoft Exchange is now the standard for enterprise email. However, as SharePoint becomes the standard for collaborative portals, it will present the same challenges originally found with Microsoft Exchange, in terms of operational efficiency as well as Governance, Risk and Compliance. Any company relying on SharePoint for enterprise collaboration, information management and records management has to address recovery processes, standardize retention/storage management policies, and put in place systems to expedite eDiscovery. Mimosa NearPoint presents tremendous revenue opportunities for value added resellers and system integrators who are reselling Microsoft SharePoint to customers and are being asked to address these business challenges.

"The day Mimosa came out with NearPoint for SharePoint, it was clear the company was way ahead of the game in terms of innovation. Mimosa NearPoint for SharePoint does things that no other single archiving application can do," said Rand Morimoto, president of Convergent Computing. "Backup only protects the data, and just a few months ago we did a recovery that took 23 hours for us to get back a single document library that was lost. By using Mimosa NearPoint for SharePoint archiving, we performed the same recovery in just a few minutes directly to our SharePoint farm. This 'content-level recovery' is extremely important to anyone using SharePoint, and a big selling point in our recent recommendations to our customers of the product."

Mimosa NearPoint provides a holistic solution to managing SharePoint data with integrated recovery, storage management, and eDiscovery. NearPoint is the only SharePoint management product to combine both archiving and item-level recovery while maintaining easy end-user access to information. In addition, Mimosa NearPoint offers the most comprehensive SharePoint data capture available. Customers can capture all content types and associated metadata, perform continuous capture, and preserve the relationships between sites and content. This content can then be offloaded from SharePoint to enable storage cost savings while maintaining seamless end-user access via optional stubbing capability. NearPoint also provides full-text indexing and global single-instancing on all archived content. Moreover, Mimosa NearPoint also manages the retention and disposition of SharePoint content across the archive in accordance with organizational policies.

"As experts in SharePoint infrastructure design, we see a real opportunity with Mimosa NearPoint for SharePoint," said Ryan Williams, managing consultant at Project Leadership Associates. "Not only is the Mimosa SharePoint archiving solution significantly superior to other solutions, there is no red tape with Mimosa. They match their product with partner friendly personal service, without any plutocracy. We are eager to expose this new technology to clients challenged with SharePoint recovery, information discovery, and data retention requirements."

"Enterprises want the advantages that SharePoint provides, but also require capabilities found only through our strategic partner in this area -- Mimosa Systems. Among a rich feature set, these include proactive eDiscovery and retention management in the event of a litigation event," said Geoff Pearson, managing partner at KiZAN. "As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner we pride ourselves in enhancing the work environments of our customers and Mimosa NearPoint for SharePoint's tight integration with SharePoint has proven to be a 'must have' offering in our portfolio."

Mimosa supports its channel partners through the comprehensive Mimosa Partner Advantage Program. The program offers three tiers of participation -- Referral, Preferred and Elite -- for value-added resellers, consulting services partners and system integrators. The Mimosa Partner Advantage Program is designed to provide comprehensive pre- and post-sales support for Mimosa NearPoint for SharePoint. For more information, please visit http://www.mimosasystems.com/html/sol_sharepoint.htm and request a partner application at http://www.mimosasystems.com/html/part_becomeP.htm

"We are excited at the enormous growth opportunity for our partners in the area of SharePoint archiving," said T.M. Ravi, CEO of Mimosa Systems. "The astronomic success of SharePoint clearly establishes it as one of the leading business applications of 2009. As this upward movement continues, we are eager to work with both existing and new partners to provide them with the channel enablement tools they need to seize this hot growth opportunity now."

About Mimosa NearPoint

Mimosa NearPoint addresses critical customer requirements for content archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization in a unified solution. Mimosa NearPoint proactively captures email, files, SharePoint content and instant messages; and provides legal search workflow, employee supervision, immediate mailbox and message recovery, disaster recovery, and self-service search and access in one solution. By leveraging cost-effective storage and advanced classification rules, NearPoint also optimizes content storage and reduces overall infrastructure costs.

About Mimosa

Mimosa Systems, Inc. delivers next-generation email, file and SharePoint archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. Mimosa NearPoint is the industry's most comprehensive unstructured information management software solution for email, files, collaboration systems and instant messages, enabling archiving, eDiscovery, storage management, and recovery in a unified solution. Mimosa is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, recognized for its competencies in networking infrastructure solutions, ISV/software solutions, and advanced infrastructure solutions. Mimosa was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Australia, and India. For more information, visit http://www.mimosasystems.com.

(1) "Microsoft's SharePoint Thrives in the Recession," August 7, 2009, The New York Times, by Ashlee Vance, http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/07/microsofts-sharepoint-thrives-in-the-recession/

(2) "Microsoft SharePoint Market Analysis, 2009-2013," April 14, 2009, The Radicati Group, http://www.radicati.com/?p=3065

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