There are a myriad number of approaches to design and architecture of SharePoint servers, not all of which are ideal, however. Since the design of a SharePoint environment is subsequently critical to its performance and functionality, it is critical to understand what the best practices around SharePoint infrastructure design are. SharePoint architects need to be aware of the various installation options, the differences between SharePoint search architecture models, how and when to virtualize SharePoint, and ways to optimize the SQL Database tier of SharePoint. In addition, integrating SharePoint On-Premises with cloud models such as SharePoint Online and Enterprise Social environments such as Yammer has its own set of infrastructure challenges.
This session goes right to the heart of the matter, providing for physical and virtual architecture guidelines and specific configuration settings that can immediately be used to construct best practice SharePoint On-Premises and/or hybrid cloud environments. In addition, a close look at new models at the data tier such as highly available farms that use SQL 2014/2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups are outlined. Real world advice obtained from the presenter’s experience designing hundreds of production SharePoint farms is provided, and the installation options are discussed frankly.
• Understand how cloud and hybrid models affect SharePoint On-Premises Infrastructure and how to integrate them easily
• Examine new High Availability strategies with SharePoint that take advantage of the aggressive SLAs provided with SQL 2014/2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups
• Learn simple ways to get better performance out of an existing SharePoint environment, with tips and tricks for the SharePoint data, web, and service application tiers