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Rapid user adoption is positive for any organization leveraging SharePoint for content collaboration and version control. As user adoption increases, however, so does the amount of data that must be stored in SharePoint. Content overload can wreak havoc on SharePoint infrastructure, and can become a leading cause of poor performance – not to mention the corresponding management headaches. For example, as the amount of content steadily increases, so does the need to scale database capacity and SQL Server processing power to ensure that performance matches user demand. When this happens, organizations face a dilemma: cope with poor SharePoint performance, or bite the bullet and buy additional SQL storage space and computing power to catch up with demand. Luckily, there is a third alternative.
Quest Software, a leading provider of SharePoint tools for the enterprise, has identified five common performance killers in SharePoint storage that organizations fall victim to, and suggests an easy, cost-effective alternative for resolving SharePoint content overload – data externalization.
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Five Performance Killers in SharePoint Storage:
Leveraging Data Externalization to Improve Performance, Reduce Costs
1 MSDN, “Improving SharePoint with SQL Server 2008,” August 19, 2008
Bill Evans, vice president and general manager, SharePoint business, Quest Software
“Many organizations today aren’t taking advantage of data externalization capabilities provided by Microsoft, and supported by third party vendors like Quest. A good number of end-user performance complaints are directly related to storage, which is why we feel it’s important to educate the market on the value of these capabilities, and offer guidance on how tiered storage can economically help fix those issues.”
Established in 1987, Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) provides simple and innovative IT management solutions that enable more than 100,000 global customers to save time and money across physical and virtual environments. Quest products solve complex IT challenges ranging from database management, data protection, identity and access management, monitoring, user workspace management to Windows management.
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