If you are still on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, then you may be familiar with Shared Service Providers (SSPs). A SSP provides a common set of services and service data to a logical grouping of Web applications and their associated sites. Here is a list of shared services provided by an SSP:
Microsoft recommends that you use no more than 3 SSPs in a single farm. Each additional SSP that you add to a farm decreases the overall performance of the server farm (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263276(office.12).aspx).
Quest has a free tool that can help you monitor and pinpoint performance issues in your SharePoint server environment and with the help of Mike Watson of www.SeriousLabz.com and @JMikeWatson, you can monitor the number of Shared Service Providers in your environment and view recommendations for how to maintain SharrePoint performance using SSPs!
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About Mike Watson (@JMikeWatson)
SharePoint architect, entrepreneur, and instructor
MOF, MCSE, MCSA, A+, i-Net+, Net+, CIW
Mike Watson is currently the co-founder and principal at www.SeriousLabz.com, a consulting firm based in Seattle and 100% focused on SharePoint products and technologies. Prior to SeriousLabz, Mike was a product manager at Quest Software and previously a technology architect at Microsoft. When not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and racing motorcycles.
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