New StorSimple Adapter for SharePoint Released

Microsoft has just released a new Remote Blob Storage Provider specifically for StorSimple appliances.

Remote Blob Storage in SharePoint 2013 allows the storage of BLOB objects to be stored somewhere other than the default SQL Server.  SharePoint ships with a FileStream RBS provider that allows you to store BLOB objects on the file server instead of within SQL Server.

StorSimple is a hybrid storage appliance that combines local storage arrays and automatic optimized storage in the Azure cloud.  The StorSimple appliance automatically figures out which storage option to use transparently to the user based on how frequently the content is accessed, size of content and various other factors.  In using StorSimple, you can save a significant amount of money on storage costs because storing content in the Azure cloud is so much cheaper than storing on a local SAN.