SharePoint and Bandwidth Optimization
Microsoft SharePoint becomes more popular by the day because it offers so many advantages for a distributed workforce. When considering whether or not to adopt SharePoint, a primary concern is performance. How long will users have to wait for documents to upload and download and how fast will initial page loads take? Even installations, where the performance is acceptable, can see dramatic improvements with Acceleration Systems optimization running. Who doesn’t want to make their workforce more productive?
A big portion of SharePoint performance, as much as 80%, is usually attributed to front end performance. In other words, how fast will the page load on a browser? Page load performance varies depending upon how many HTTP requests are involved and the latency experienced between the browser and the server for each of those requests.
The other issue with SharePoint is the time it takes to upload and to download documents – especially large files like PowerPoint presentations. Transferring these files can take many minutes depending on the bandwidth and latency of the network. Without acceleration, you run the risk of running out of coffee if you move big files very often.
Cloud-based bandwidth optimization from Acceleration Systems addresses all the challenges associated with SharePoint use in remote offices and from the road. We incorporate application layer optimizations specifically for SharePoint and HTTP to improve front end page loading. Deduplication of data, advanced compression techniques, and data caching dramatically reduce the amount of data transferred. These data reduction features can result in up to 90% data offloads. That makes the workforce more productive and saves on coffee.