Date Added: Aug 2010
A Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 farm hosts the core platform services and applications that provide many different functions for its users. These functions include document management, version control, ease of access, and intuitive administration just to name a few. Fundamental to the architecture of a SharePoint environment is the back-end database. Microsoft SQL is specifically designed to support SharePoint and needs to be configured correctly in order to save time, effort, and money. This white paper focuses on the SQL Server I/O subsystem and the role it plays in a SharePoint environment. The goal of this research is to provide guidance and insight into optimizing the database host and the related benefits to the overall scalability and performance of a SharePoint farm.