Bigger is Better: Microsoft Increases SharePoint 2010 Storage Limits

Friday, July 29, 2011
posted by alice

If you have been looking forward to dramatically larger SharePoint farms, the time is here.  “Microsoft updates data storage limits for SharePoint 2010” outlines the changes made to SharePoint 2010.

The SharePoint 2010 storage limit has been increased from 200GB to 4TB.  SharePoint 2010 has effectively eliminated storage barriers by supporting an unlimited content database size for document archive scenarios.  For clients with large SharePoint 2010 implementations, Microsoft is providing detailed guidance and best practices.  Storage optimization has been improved, including support of the SQL Server FILESTREAM Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) Provider, enabling BLOB storage on iSCSI connected NAS storage.

“Data storage is always a key aspect of any SharePoint farm and by increasing the amount of storage; larger projects can now be collaborated on a single SharePoint farm.”

It looks to us like as the data volume increases, the storage limits will be subject to further modifications.  For more information, see

As your data multiples, accurate, efficient search becomes critical.  Find out what Smartlogic can do for search in your SharePoint implementation.

Ken Toth

July 29, 2011

One Response to “Bigger is Better: Microsoft Increases SharePoint 2010 Storage Limits”

  1. Steave says:

    How do we get performance boost? In-memory caching of BLOB payload tells that caching might be the answer. Why not cache View State after all it is just another object. StorageEdge provides this out-of-the-box solution whereby it caches View State on WFE servers and sends a much smaller payload to the user’s browser containing only a unique ID for this View State. You can read complete post in order to understand this in details.

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