SharePoint 2010 administrators now have a documented solution to help enable efficient storage provisioning and removing database and storage performance conflicts.
With Microsoft-tested configuration limits enabled by EMC, NEC, and Intel technologies, administrators can:
The tested configuration leveraged a VNX 5700, powered by the latest Intel processors. The VNX delivered the capacity, density and performance to generate the large amount of content used during testing. The VNX was then used to do search and retrieval tests-with zero performance degradation.
EMC has been named by customers as the no. 1 provider of storage technology for Microsoft SharePoint and other mission critical applications according to a new survey by IDC.
EMC VNX is optimized for virtual applications with comprehensive multiple vendor virtual server integration, including Microsoft Hyper-V and SQL databases.
NEC's Express 5800/A1080a scalable, high-performance server features Intel Xeon E7 processor family with 10-core, eight sockets for a total of 80 total cores, a highly effective configuration for
processor-intensive requirements such as Microsoft FAST Search and SQL Server. These additional cores, additional cache and faster clock speed contributed to the scalability results of the tested configuration.
The testing configuration included an additional NEC server to support a large number of SharePoint applications virtualized with Microsoft Hyper-V using a 64-core server.
NEC's Express5800/A1080a server can accommodate up to two terabytes (TB) of memory and 160 threads with modular in-box partitioning in an innovative single 7U chassis.
Brian Garrett, Vice President ESG Lab, Enterprise Strategy Group, stated: "Collaboration platforms and tools - most notably Microsoft SharePoint - are a critical business resource for a growing number of organisations. Recent ESG research indicate that one in three midmarket and enterprise companies are using Microsoft's SharePoint for content repository, document work flow, business process management, and other mission critical content management functions. In each SharePoint use case, it is vitally important that the infrastructure can scale and perform to meet the needs of the business as it eliminates the risk of downtime and increases operational efficiency. The combination of EMC unified storage and NEC servers bring the kind of, performance, reliability, and scale that's needed to support growth as it cost effectively optimizes the value of your SharePoint investment."
Eric Herzog, Vice President, Product Marketing and Management, EMC Unified Storage Division, stated: "Our ongoing collaboration with Intel and NEC offers customers a powerful and Microsoft-tested solution that helps customers to deploy SharePoint 2010. As the storage market leader, EMC has solutions optimized for SharePoint environments including EMC Storage Integrator for application aware storage provisioning for SharePoint, the EMC FAST Suite for automated storage tiering, and Consulting Services."
Pauline Nist, General Manager, Mission Critical Segment, Datacenter & Connected Systems Group, stated: "Today's record breaking SharePoint scalability result, is yet another testament to the performance and scalability of the latest Intel Xeon E7 processor family. By combining the Intel Xeon E7 processor family with servers and storage from NEC and EMC, customers can deploy their compute intensive mission critical content management applications with confidence."
Jared Spataro, director of SharePoint Product Management, at Microsoft Corp., stated: "The results from SharePoint 2010 testing with hardware provided by NEC, EMC and Intel shows the high-end scalability of SharePoint 2010 for large-scale document management and records management solutions. SharePoint 2010 can help you scale your document management needs from simple team collaboration to enterprise-wide document archiving and records management needs."
Mike Mitsch, Director of IT Product, NEC Corporation of America, stated: "With the expanded limits and scalability of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 comes a real need for computing to deliver performance in such a processor-intensive environment. NEC's Express5800/A1080a servers provide customers with a cost-effective means to provide powerful computing, especially in virtualized SQL and SharePoint 2010 environments."