Date Added: Oct 2010
With SharePoint 2007 SP1, a new capability called External Blob Storage (EBS) was introduced to allow customers to externalize BLOB storage. NetApp supports EBS with SnapManager MOSS 5.0 (SMMOSS). The detailed architecture of SnapManager MOSS 5.0 (SMMOSS) is described in the next section. This development raises the question of performance impact of external blog storage for NetApp customers who are considering deploying EBS on their existing and planned MOSS 2007 implementations. In order to answer these questions, NetApp conducted a proof of concept (POC) at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Mountain View, California. With the assistance of the MTC, NetApp's Microsoft Product Integration Team (MPIT) designed and implemented an EBS testing platform. This white paper relates the POC findings at the MTC.