In a press release this morning, Metalogix announced that it has acquired Axceler, including products, employees, assets and brands from the company's very successful and profitable SharePoint business, positioning Metalogix as the fastest growing SharePoint-focused Independent Software Vendor (ISV) in the world. The entire press release is available here, and an FAQ can be found here.
As the evangelist for Axceler, I am proud of the innovation and community impact we've made to date -- and am excited about the opportunity in front of us. While Metalogix and Axceler have competed in some product areas, it has always been a friendly competition -- with a history of working together to serve our shared customers with the best SharePoint solutions on the market. Steven Murphy, CEO of Metalogix, identifies within this morning's press release, "The addition of the leading SharePoint Governance and Administration management product to Metalogix offering extends our range, reach and leadership in the strategic SharePoint governance market segment. This investment is another milestone in our strategy to provide customers the best-of-breed content infrastructure software to deploy, operate and protect their Microsoft SharePoint platform, on-premise or in the cloud.”
At the core of Axceler's sales and marketing messaging has always been the "best-of-breed" approach, partnering with other category-leading ISVs to provide our customers with the tools needed to manage, extend, and support SharePoint. But as my former CEO at Axceler, Mike Alden, states, "SharePoint administrators are increasingly seeking single-source technology providers who can provide exceptional technology and offer comprehensive, global 24x7 support. The integration of Axceler’s SharePoint business with Metalogix is a natural evolution of the market and will drive significant value for those managing contemporary SharePoint environments.”
With this acquisition, Metalogix becomes the premier solution provider for SharePoint administrators and stakeholders, offering the most comprehensive set of SharePoint solutions on the market:
- Content Matrix 6 is the latest version of the most-widely used migration platform on the market, and was recently recognized as KMWorld's 2013 Trend Setting Product of the Year.
- StoragePoint is the award-winning leader in BLOB storage, helping customers reduce the size of their content databases and better control 'site sprawl.'
- Replicator is another recipient of KMWorld's Trendsetting Products (2012) and continues to be the leader in its category for managing content across disparate systems.
- ControlPoint for SharePoint Administration has been the industry-leading governance and administration tool since 2008, winning every major SharePoint award and currently managing over 14 million SharePoint users.
In addition, Metalogix offers powerful solutions for archiving, backup and restore, file share and email migration, and content and metadata management. With over 13,000 customers, in 86 countries on 7 continents, Metalogix is -- by far -- the fastest growing SharePoint-focused ISV in the world, and I am excited to be part of this next chapter.
To learn more about Metalogix products, please visit: www.metalogix.com/powerfulcombination
We just began Day 2 of TechEd Europe here at the Messe Berlin Conference Center, and its been a great event so far. Traffic past the booth has been steady, demos of ControlPoint and Davinci Migrator have been fairly constant, and its been great to meet many happy customers as they stop by to say hello. We're also thrilled to announce the release of the German version of ControlPoint this week (read the press release here).
For me personally, this has provided an excellent opportunity to meet the Axceler London team and put some faces behind the voices (Mark, Tony, Rob, and Dan), as well as an opportunity to work with our German partner, Matthias Hupe from Layer 2 (English, German), and understand some of his customer's questions and requirements.
For those who may be attending TechEd this week and want learn more about our best-of-breed Administration and Migration products, please stop by to meet the Axceler team at Booth #E55.
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It was announced today that Davinci Migrator for SharePoint 2010 was selected as a Best of Connections Fall 2010 finalist in the Best SharePoint Product category. The evaluations will be finalized the first week of November at the SharePoint Pro Connections event in Las Vegas, NV. An official announcement and press release will be forthcoming.
In addition, Sheila Molnar and Caroline Marwitz from SharePointProConnections.com have provided an update on new and enhanced SharePoint products for Fall 2010 that includes a great overview of the Davinci Migrator:
“The majority of SharePoint migration projects fail because of lack of planning and inadequate resources,” says Christian Buckley, who directs product evangelism at Axceler. “But you don’t know until you try to migrate, then see a failure.” Axceler’s Davinci Migrator for SharePoint 2010 aims to change this by making your migration to SharePoint 2010 succeed from the start, analyzing your environment with an eye to reducing the number of failed migration attempts and shortening project schedules.
Many customers remember the pain of moving from SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, he says, and might be delaying 2010 or might be setting up a separate 2010 system for new projects and figuring out the rest later. Larger customers have mixed environments, running both 2003 and 2007. But that’s no longer necessary, he adds, “You can move both at the same time—Davinci Migrator offers support for both granular and entire-site migrations from SharePoint 2003 and SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010."
You can read the entire article here. For more information on Davinci Migrator for SharePoint 2010, visit our product page.
WOBURN, MA - July 28, 2009
, the global leader in administration software for collaborative platforms, today announced the release of a new SharePoint utility called PinPoint. Axceler PinPoint helps SharePoint administrators gain a quick perspective on some of the most common yet unanswered administrative questions. Axceler PinPoint is a free download, so all SharePoint administrators can benefit from knowing 1) the most active SharePoint sites and documents, and 2) the largest sites and documents across their entire SharePoint farm. Such information is not readily available within SharePoint itself, and gives administrators valuable information they need to effectively manage their farm. Axceler PinPoint is available for free on the Axceler website
“SharePoint administrators have been looking for quick and simple SharePoint tools for some time,” said Mike Alden, President and CEO of Axceler. “So we are pleased to deliver an easy to use SharePoint tool that every organization can use.”
“A great tool,” said Gus Porras, Senior Application Architect, FirstData Corporation. “Axceler PinPoint gives me a summary of my environment so I can see which sites and which documents are the most popular.”
For advanced, proactive SharePoint administration, including permissions management, policy management and governance, and activity and storage analysis, Axceler offers the award-winning ControlPoint.
Since 1994, Axceler has improved the effectiveness of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino and Microsoft SharePoint administration. Based in Woburn, MA, Los Angeles, CA, and London, UK, Axceler can be found at www.axceler.com. More information about SharePoint administration is available on our blog or on the ControlPoint home page.
LOS ANGELES, CA - May 11, 2009 -Axceler, the global leader in administration software for collaborative platforms, today announced that its SharePoint Administration product, ControlPoint, was named as a Finalist in the Best of TechEd 2009 awards program in the Productivity and Collaboration category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® and SQL Server Magazine®. ControlPoint will be demonstrated at Axceler's booth #528 at TechEd, May 11-15 in Los Angeles, CA.
The Best of TechEd 2009 Awards recognize companies who offer innovative products for the industry. The judges reviewed more than 170 products and services submitted for the contest and chose 35 finalists to be interviewed at the TechEd 2009 IT Pro Conference in Los Angeles, Calif. Winners will be announced on May 13, 2009, at an evening reception and are also posted on http://www.WindowsITPro.com/awards.
"Every year, selecting winners from the outstanding pool of highly qualified nominations is challenging, with this year's submissions no exception," said Jeff James, IT Group editor in chief and web content strategist. "Our judging criteria - innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and exceptional value to customers - are clearly reflected in the winners' products."
"We are thrilled to be nominated for this prestigious award out of such a large group of vendors," said Mike Alden, President and CEO of Axceler. "Since its launch, customer response to ControlPoint has been terrific and this award validates our strategy to help facilitate the growth of SharePoint within enterprises."
ControlPoint gives you the ability to explore, protect, analyze and control your SharePoint environment. Specifically, ControlPoint helps you gain better control through comprehensive permissions management, in-depth activity and storage analysis, SharePoint content management, governance policy enforcement, and proactive management with alerts and notifications.
Since 1994, Axceler has improved the effectiveness of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino and Microsoft SharePoint administration. Based in Woburn, MA, and London, UK, Axceler can be found at www.axceler.com. More information about SharePoint administration is available on our blog or on the ControlPoint home page.