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Tech Brief

Stress testing and optimizing SharePoint 2013 shredded storage with traditional and RBS storage

SharePoint offers many choices to optimize database storage and performance using Remote BLOB Storage (RBS).  However, the introduction of “Shredded Storage” adds an extra dimension of performance tuning and complexity.  We’ve run through hundreds of test loads using a broad range of parameters to configure RBS and Shredded Storage in a wide variety of usage patterns and file sizes.  There are HUGE performance gains to be realized by using non-default settings!

In this technical brief, Dell Software along with lead shredded storage researcher Prakash Ramani, Software Enginner, make the case, through extensive data testing in a Dell laboratory, for why RBS data externalization helps both traditional and shredded storage.