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Metalogix Replicator 7.4 - Configuring SFTP with Metalogix Replicator

Metalogix SharePoint Replication Product Comparison Matrix 6.2

Vendor Offerings

 

 

 

 

Metalogix Replicator for SharePoint

Competing Vendor

 

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Version and Edition

 

Version 6.2

Enterprise Edition

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Features

 

 

 

Replication Methodology: Event Tracking:

·List Item and Document Content

Immediate (real-time) and scheduled.  No network traffic unless a change is made

o

·Structure (Site Collections, Web Sites, Lists and Document Libraries)

Immediate (real-time) and scheduled.  No network traffic unless a change is made

 

o

·SharePoint Permissions

Immediate (real-time) and scheduled.  No network traffic unless a change is made

 

o

·SharePoint Look & Feel

Immediate (real-time) and scheduled.  No network traffic unless a change is made

 

o

·SharePoint Workflows

Out-of-the-box workflows, SharePoint Designer workflows, Visual Studio workflows,  Nintex Workflow 2013 third-party workflows, list scoped, site scoped and content-type scoped workflows

 

o

·All event types

Uses SharePoint content database polling

 

No

o

·All event types

Uses SharePoint content database crawling

 

No

o

Proven Design, Reliability and Performance

Adaptive Replication.  Dynamic typology, Patent pending micro-messaging system � allows for best possible route

 

o


Proven Architecture � years of experience, large multi-site deployments

 

o

Product Architecture

Event Driven

 

o

SharePoint Integration

Embedded in SharePoint as a feature.  Integrated into SharePoint at all levels

 

o

Replication Options

Bi-directional Replication, even through firewalls

 

o


Cross SharePoint Version Support ( 2007, 2010, 2013)

 

o


Multi-hop capabilities to support multi-stage environments, multiple locations, and complex topographies.

 

o


Rules based, item-level replication � can replicate, skip, or classify based on specific meta-data

 

o


Selective Replication

 

o


Prioritized replication based on rules to accelerate replication of crucial content

 

o


Ability to classify events for further selection and processing

 

o

Support of SharePoint Content/List Types

·Document Libraries

o


·Maintain Original Created/Modified Dates

o


·Relink Document Templates

o


·Issues Lists

o


·Contact Lists

o


·Content types

o


·Site Columns

o


·Links/Link Lists

o


·Surveys

o


·Announcements

o


·Events

o


·Calendars

o


·Task Lists

o


·Custom Lists

o


·Form Libraries (including re-linking templates)

o


·Picture Libraries

o


·Wikis

o


·Blogs

o


·Discussions

o


·Workflow Instances

o


·User Alerts

o

Support of SharePoint Structure and Look & Feel

One-way or bi-directional replication of:

·Web Applications

o


·Site Collections

o


·Sites & Sub-sites

o


·Master Pages

o


·Custom Pages

o


·Themes

o


·Views

o


·Out of box web parts

o


·3rd Party Web Parts (including Bamboo, Corasworks, KwizCom, OSI, ESRI)

 

o


·Publishing Sites

o


·Top Navigation

o


·Site Logo

o


·Sidebar Navigation

o


·Feature enable/disable

o


·List Remapping (Doc Lib A->Doc Lib B)

 

o


·Site collection administrators

o

Support of SharePoint Security/User Features

Supports various login methods

·Claims based authentication

·Classic authentication

·Anonymous access

 

o


One-way or bi-directional replication of:

·Access Rights

o


·User Permission

o


·User Creation

o


·Encrypt replication packages

o


·Control who can and cannot create connections

 

o


·Check-in/Check-out

o


·Version History

o


·Version Settings

o


·Minor/Major Version Flag

o


·Content Type Associations

o


·Content Approval

o


·Requires Checkout �flag�

o


·Item level security

o


·Breaking Inheritance

o


·Cross Domain Support

o


·User Remapping

 

o


·Documents Sets

o


·Video Sets

o

Transport/Compression Options and Optimizations

WAN Hardware Compression Support

 

o


ZIP compression

 

o


Remote Differential Compression (RDC) � byte level compression

 

o


Bandwidth throttling

 

o


Package checksum and guaranteed delivery

 

o


Network Package Prioritization

 

o


High Priority Queues

 

o


Automatic resume of network dropped packages

 

o


Multiple simultaneous package transfer

 

o


Utilize Microsoft Windows BITS Technology

 

o


Bi-directional replication through firewall with no inbound ports required

 

o


Standard protocol�s � no need for web proxy gateways

 

o


Shared replication package support for replicating to multiple outbound servers

 

o


Database caching of inbound replication packages

 

o


Support for offline export and transport of packages

 

o

Support for Low-Bandwidth Environments

Patent pending enhancement to Microsoft�s Remote Differential Compression (RDC) for up to 98% reduction in transfer size. Reduces network traffic when determining the changed content in a file and allows for multiple hops without any global master

 

o


Does not require 2-3x entire SharePoint farm in external disk space

 

o


Quiet mode � eliminates lower level status notifications during replication

 

o

Third Party Vendor Support

Proven support for a wide variety of 3rd Party vendors, including:

·Nintex

·Bamboo Solutions

·CorasWorks

·KwizCom

·Customer developed

 

 

 

o

o

o

o

o

Installation Process

Installs on Web Front-End Servers via one MSI Installer for automatic installation

 

o


Installation Wizard � prerequisite checklist

 

o


Reconfigure/Remove Wizard

 

o


Enterprise Upgrades � hot upgrade � no shutdown required for replication � all servers do not need to be on same service pack

 

o


Scripted, automatic install option

 

o


Configuration template option for faster installations

 

o

Administration Capabilities

Central Admin Integration � leverage existing accounts, no learning curve or alternate interfaces

o


Site Admin � accessible through Standard SharePoint Site Administrator interface

 

o


Option of additional graphical monitoring client � Connect for Replicator

 

o


Option to export configurations to XML file.  Can store these files for backups and restores.

 

o

Management  & Reporting

Enterprise Edition includes a full management, monitoring and reporting console (Connect) which facilitates management of complex environments.  

·Graphical view of entire network and replication maps

·Enterprise-wide monitoring and administration through a single console

·Ability to monitor and set thresholds for alerting

·Drill down capability into farms, site collections and replication maps

·Activity tracking

·Generate reports/log historic trends

·Packaged reports

·Global search for any activity (where was this file deleted?)

 

o


Web Site Status Page for Monitoring

·Replicator Health Summary

·Package overview

·Transfer overview

·Historical statistics of your Replicator environment

·Conflict management

 

o


Management Tools Security Model (Authentication and Authorization)

Fully Integrated with IIS Security Model for Authentication and SharePoint Security Model for Authorization

 

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Support Options

Multiple Software Maintenance Support Options which includes minor releases patches, major releases and upgrades, prior version support and access to support site.  

 

Phone Support:

·Standard Phone Support (8 hour blocks by region, 8am � 8pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o


·Premium Phone Support (24x7x365)

o


Web Portal Support

·Standard Web Support (8 hour blocks by region)

o


·Premium Web Support (24x7x365)

o


Incident Response Based On Severity

·Standard (8am � 8pm M-F)

o


·Premium (24x7x365)

o


Severity 1 Priority Response

·Standard (2 business hours)

o


·Premium (2 hours 24x7x365)

o


Severity 2,3,4  Response

·Standard (8 business hours, M-F 8am -8pm)

o


·Premium (4-8 business hours, M-F 8am-8pm)

o


Training Classes Available

o


Free online walkthrough training

o


Next Day response for after hours non-emergency requests

o


Seamless Issue Escalation

o


Microsoft Certified Support Representatives

o

On-site Support

On-site support is available for POCs, installation support and for ongoing management/lifecycle (full time FTE).  

 

o


Government Security Cleared resources available.

 

o

Key Reference Accounts

100�s of customers on core replication.

 

o

Architecture

Development Platform (Microsoft .NET, Java Server, Other)

 

Microsoft .NET

 

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Number of Windows Services

 

2

 

_________________


Number of Additional Processes

0

 

_________________


Number of Non-Windows or Java Processes

 

0

 

_________________


Number of Web Services (Technology)

 

4 (.NET ASMX/ SOAP/HTTP(S))

 

_________________


Number of Additional TCP/IP Ports

 

0

 

_________________


Uses only Internet standard protocols for all communication (HTTP, HTTPS, SOAP)

 

Yes

 

_________________


Uses Proprietary Communication Protocols (custom TCP-IP protocols, for example)

 

No

 

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Number of Synchronous (Before) SharePoint Event Handlers per SharePoint web site

 

0

 

_________________


Number of Synchronous (Before) SharePoint Event Handlers per SharePoint list

0

 

_________________


Number of Asynchronous (After) SharePoint Event Handlers per SharePoint web site

0

 

_________________


Number of Asynchronous (After) SharePoint Event Handlers per SharePoint list

0

 

_________________


Uses SharePoint Content Database Polling to Track Content Changes

 

No

 

_________________


Uses SharePoint Content Database Crawling to Track Content Changes

 

No

 

_________________


Web Management Console

 

Yes

 

_________________


Web Management Console Technology

ASP.NET Web Pages running on IIS Web Server integrated with SharePoint Central Administration

 

_________________


Command Line Management Tools

 

Yes

_________________


PowerShell Cmdlet Management Tools

Yes

_________________


PowerShell Scripting Against Replication Management Object Model

 

Yes

 

_________________


Replication Management Web Services

Yes

 

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Standalone Management Desktop Application ( 2 licenses)

Yes

 

 

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