The flexible acceleration solution
Microsoft SharePoint is one of the most widely deployed collaboration servers used for share-level content distribution in the world today. With special links to the Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint is a de facto standard when your organization wishes to create a web-based information portal to manage content. The problem with SharePoint, as with many application servers built in the last two decades is that they were architected for Local Area Networks using a client/server model. When remote users access SharePoint content on Wide Area Network (WAN) links, SharePoint performance suffers to the point that it can become unusable.
Certeon’s SharePoint Solution
Certeon’s Application Acceleration Blueprints for Microsoft SharePoint and Office significantly reduce application response times, enabling a more reliable, real-time, and high-performance remote collaboration capability accessing data throughout the distributed enterprise. With Certeon aCelera Virtual Appliances deployed on a hypervisor infrastructure such as VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V at both ends of a low bandwidth high latency connection SharePoint can be made to perform with a response time that recaptures SharePoint’s performance on a LAN.
aCelera accelerates the document flow between centralized Microsoft Office System applications by minimizing network traffic, decreasing amount of traffic across the network by de-duplicating data, and reducing application chattiness. Certeon’s aCelera accelerates the full range of protocols and file system formats employed by Microsoft SharePoint 2010/MOSS and Office 2007/2010. Certeon’s Application Acceleration Blueprints securely accelerate access to Office Open XML documents (including .docx, .xlsx, .pptx) and dynamically generated SharePoint Web pages. Certeon’s Application Acceleration Blueprints enable high acceleration through a native understanding of Microsoft Office underlying protocols, URLs, object models, as well as messaging semantics to reduce application response time and minimize traffic and chatter over the WAN. Certeon can accelerate Microsoft Office and SharePoint traffic securely from the data center to the desktop. Whether access is via HTTP or HTTPS (SSL), with Certeon there is no difference in application response times.
Performance that Changes How You Work
In performance tests where multiple SharePoint file types and sizes were accessed over the WAN, aCelera enabled an average 95% improvement in remote access time. The improvement of performance for sample data is shown in the chart below. Documents that take minutes to load now load in seconds with aCelera deployed.
Figure. The improvement in performance for a mixture of productivity application files is illustrated in this figure.
The demonstration of aCelera’s WAN optimization of SharePoint represents one of the highest valued examples of what can be achieved using WAN optimization software today: dramatically reduced application response time, coupled with aCelera’s exceptional scalability.
Supported SharePoint Applications
The following Microsoft applications are supported by the aCelera SharePoint blue print:
- MOSS 2007
- Office System 2007
- SharePoint 2003
- SharePoint 2010
- Web Parts
- Web Services