Optimize SharePoint Storage with BLOB Externalization

As part of IT Professional Month we were given this whitepaper by AvePoint. AvePoint are Silver Exhibitors and Expo Drinks Sponsor for the European SharePoint Conference 2013.


This white paper is the first of a series of storage optimization and management resources to be authored by a team of SharePoint MVPs.

As organizations scale the use of SharePoint as a content management system, supporting document management, records management, collaboration, and archiving, they are moving workloads traditionally supported by file shares and by email attachments to SharePoint. In the process, the storage burden for document-centric content is placed on SharePoint’s data tier-the content databases hosted by SQL Server, and often located on the most highly performing and expensive Tier 1 storage resources in the enterprise. The results include the obvious-skyrocketing storage costs-and the counterintuitive-potentially degraded SharePoint performance. Organizations struggle to architect an optimized, scalable, cost-effective storage architecture for SharePoint that supports potentially terabytes or tens of terabytes (TBs) of content. This white paper makes sense of the issues as well as the varied perspectives and guidance related to BLOB externalization. The goals of this white paper are to provide a comprehensive and balanced examination of the concepts and issues, and to equip you to fully understand, to communicate with your peers and your management, and to make an informed decision about the role of BLOB externalization in your storage architecture..

Click here to View>>

Check out our new resource centre for more content!

Gain instant access to our SharePoint content by following us on twitter or facebook.

Share this on...

Rate this Post: