Monthly Archives: April 2012

Using Windows Azure for smarter BLOBs storage

Windows Azure Platform consists of three product brands. These are Windows Azure (an operating system providing scalable compute and storage facilities), SQL Azure (a cloud-based, scale-out version of SQL Server) and Windows Azure AppFabric. Unstructured data or BLOB storage is … Continue reading

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Organize SharePoint Content on Remote Storage

With all and sundry blowing the trumpet of externalizing the BLOBs, I decided to explore one of the most important consideration for the SharePoint administrators – the management aspects of the externalized BLOBs. And as expected, StorageEdge didn’t disappoint me … Continue reading

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Move from EBS to RBS

SharePoint has seen such wide-scale adoption and enough empirical evidence is now available to establish that BLOB externalization outperforms in-SQL storage. BLOB storage in SQL Server hampers the overall performance of a SharePoint infrastructure. Microsoft first introduced External BLOB Storage … Continue reading

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