There are many uses for having a number of SharePoint farms
within your organization; Geo-replication is the most common
distributed enterprise SharePoint solution scenario.
Geo-replication refers to the replication and synchronization of
SharePoint structure, content, metadata, security, workflows and
decisions from a SharePoint environment running in one part of the
world (headquarters or a central command) to one or more SharePoint
environments operating in several different locations around the
Organizations looking to synchronize all or part of their
SharePoint content across some or all of their multiple SharePoint
farms are often in need of a Geo-replication solution.
Geo-replication allows for the deployment of multiple SharePoint
farms at locations that are closer to the end users.
Most often WAN bandwidth, latency and reliability issues are the
main reason for distributed SharePoint environments. For example an
engineering team at a remote construction site may have need of
fast access to a large variety of business process documents, and
potentially very large drawing files. In this scenario
geo-replication allows the team to have access to larger files,
without stalled access and downloading times, while using less data
and bandwidth. Using less data and bandwidth allows your
organization to maintain affordable costs while continuing to
function at its fullest.
Communication is also improved with geo-replication, a key
component in ensuring the continuity of operations. In a
battlefield scenario, communication between command headquarters
and remote SharePoint deployment farms is key for success and
safety. However, connectivity may be limited by slow or unreliable
WAN connections; here geo-replication is able to maintain a steady
flow of communication, ensuring full functionality.
For these distributed SharePoint scenarios to be effective, they
need to efficiently support near-real-time (NRT) document-level
replication, and software or hardware compression including Remote
Differential Compression (RDC) as key requirements. All of which
Syntergy Replicator for SharePoint provides, ensuring that the
content and communication required for the continuity of operations
is available at all times and at all levels of bandwidth and