SharePoint 2010 Performance
SharePoint development companies are aware of the need for performance testing guidelines and there are some guidelines that are particularly specific to SharePoint 2010. The testing and optimization of the platform or an application is important to determine the effectiveness and it is important to test new architecture before utilizing them for production. Testing the architecture enables SharePoint consulting team to identify and optimize the potential blockages before they have an impact during a live deployment. In order for SharePoint development team to conduct a complete test and check the performance of SharePoint 2010, a number of steps have to be followed:
Step 1: Model
SharePoint consulting team is aware that modeling of the SharePoint Server 2010 starts with the research and analyzing of the existing solutions and then creating an estimate for the targets before the deployment is setup. SharePoint development team needs to gather information on the user base, targets, documents, data requirements and the features that need to be deployed. It is also important that the SP development team understands the demand characteristics that the solution is expected to handle. Another important aspect is the workload that is needed for the system to sustain the user base and the usage characteristics.
Step 2: Design
The second step that SharePoint development team has to follow is the design where the SharePoint developers would need to design the proposed architecture. This proposed architecture should be able to sustain the desired demand and therefore at the end of this step, the physical topology and layout for logical topology should be ready.
Step 3: Pilot, test and optimize
In the third step SharePoint consulting team has to test the architecture before it is deployed. The SharePoint developers are required to carry out an acceptance testing that is in conjunction with the best practices thereby ensuring the designed architecture is able to achieve the desired capacity and performance targets. This helps in clearing the bottlenecks especially when the platform is being shifted from Office SharePoint Server 2007 to the new SharePoint Server based environment. SP developers are aware that testing is also an important factor where the system is tested to see if it can support the workload and the usage characteristics. In some cases optimizing the existing setup is required in case it doesn’t meet the capacity and performance targets.
Step 4: Deployment
Once the final round of tests has been executed then the deployment of the SharePoint Server 2010 based environment takes place in the production and the ideal rollout strategy is dependent on the situation and the environment. The first step in the deployment stage involves rebuilding the servers that were utilized during the capacity planning. The second step is to see if it requires scale up to meet increased demand of a SharePoint Server 2010 farm. The third and the final step are enhancing the overall performance of the existing SharePoint Server 2010 farm.
Step 5: Monitor and Maintain
The server needs to be monitored to see if it is being monitored effectively or not. Depending on the settings, SharePoint development team can monitor the changes accordingly.