Saturday, August 7, 2010

Syntergy Replicator 4.0 Powers World’s Largest Distributed SharePoint 2010 Environment

New York, NY—August 5, 2010—Syntergy today announced it has successfully deployed and configured the largest worldwide, distributed SharePoint 2010 environment using Syntergy Replicator 4.0. This large scale performance and scalability benchmark is part of the enterprise testing effort underway for the major new release of Syntergy Replicator, Syntergy’s flagship enterprise data replication solution for Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and 2010.

Using the latest Microsoft hardware virtualization technologies at the Microsoft Technology Center in New York City, the Syntergy Massive Scalability Team was able to replicate content to more than 60 SharePoint 2010 server farms. This massive SharePoint environment was able to replicate hundreds of thousands of documents and hundreds of gigabytes of data over the course of a several hours.

Syntergy Replicator is the only enterprise scale solution for real-time, event-based replication of SharePoint content that supports multi-engine environments. Replicator enables content to flow easily and efficiently from the sources of content creation to the consumers in an efficient, real-time manner. Syntergy Replicator 4.0 builds upon this history with additional configuration options for optimizing overall performance, resource utilization and automatic configuration in multi-hop environments.

“Many of our corporate, public sector and military customers are also Microsoft SharePoint customers. They demand the most of their SharePoint solutions and, like the large-scale deployment we created in the Microsoft Technology Center, they use Replicator for securely sharing information around the world. We want to ensure that Replicator 4.0 will not only support their efforts, but exceeds their expectations,” said David Seaman, VP SharePoint Technologies, Syntergy, “This massive scalability benchmark demonstrates the power and efficiency of Replicator 4.0.”

Syntergy Replicator 4.0 is scheduled to be released in September 2010. For more information, please visit or email

About Syntergy

Founded in 1997, Syntergy works to solve the needs of globally distributed enterprise–sized businesses.
Specializing in Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, Syntergy helps global organizations overcome the challenges they face in sharing information around the world. Syntergy’s flagship product, Syntergy Replicator, is a web-based platform used to synchronize and manage business intelligence in real-time across a wide area SharePoint server environment. Replicator ensures uninterrupted access to SharePoint content, enhancing employee productivity and efficiency, and improving branch office performance globally. Syntergy is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner.


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Lisa Bastias
Director of Marketing
Syntergy, Inc.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

World's largest distributed SharePoint deployments?

I'd like to hear from anyone who knows anything about the world's largest SharePoint environments (measured in terms of the number of distinct SharePoint farms) ....including in in-house deployments and hosted (e.g. BPOS).

I’d like to find the largest in each category. I currently know of 2 deployments where there are more than 30 farms.


Monday, April 12, 2010

SharePoint and Location Free Workplaces

Here at the SharePoint Summit 2010 conference in Montreal, the topic of Location Free Workplaces came up in one of the keynote presentations. The concept is that no matter where in the world you happen to be (or whether you have your regular computer, a shared computer, kiosk or PDA), you should be able accomplish your daily tasks.

This is a key application scenario where data, information and business process replication is a key requirement for organizations with mulitple offices. People in remote locations don't want to wait and wait documents and other data to be downloaded the browser running on their local computer. They want fast, near real-time access (reasonable speeds, bandwidth and low latency access) to the current information and business processes they need to successfully complete their day-to-day tasks.

Wide area network performance is increasing over time but it's not keeping up with peoples' need to be more productive ...or more importantly, they're need to eliminate "dead time" when their not accomplishing anything (e.g. waiting for a document to download a document or a form from a remote server).

Consider making your organization's SharePoint data, information and business processes more usable and your people more productive by making your critiersal business processes locally replicatable.

Michael Herman
Principal Consultant
Syntergy Inc.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Michael Herman joins Syntergy as Principal Consultant

In his role as Principal Consultant, Michael is responsible for growing the installed base of customers and partners and improving their satisfaction with our products through advanced education, training, consulting and adoption of best practices.
Syntergy’s flagship product, Syntergy Replicator for SharePoint, is the leading enterprise replication solution for SharePoint content promotion, distributed web content management, disaster recovery, content migration, content syndication, content aggregation, content destination remapping, content reorganization, geo-replication, ship-to-shore and battlefield applications. Checkout Syntergy Solutions for SharePoint

Press Release: Syntergy Hires Principal Consultant to Enhance Deployment Assurance, Deliver Advanced Training and Consulting Expertise

Michael Herman
Principal Consultant
Syntergy, Inc.

Monday, February 1, 2010

2010 Information Worker Demonstration Virtual Machine (Beta): DNS Problems?


Apparently if you are having all sorts of DNS/networking/DHCP issues with these demo VHDs, the product group says that it is very important that you IMPORT the VMC settings and don't create your own VMC settings files (using the IW Demo VHDs).

That is, read the directions on the MS Download Center page (and follow them :-)).

I'll be trying the import as soon as I recopy the 47GB of VHD files.

Update 1: You need to use Windows Server 2008 *R2* Hyper-V or the config import won't work (i.e. with plain old Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the import will fail).

Update 2: Bryan recommended installing Windows Server 2008 R2 as an upgrade. The upgrade displays a screen to warn you about potential upgrade changes. One of them is related to Hyper-V. Checkout MS KB Article 957256. It took a good part of the evening (measured in hours). Hyper-V imported the 2 VMs with no problem.

Michael Herman
Principal Consultant
Syntergy, Inc.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Michael's Triples

  • Make it work, make it work better, make it work right (first 3 versions of a software product/solution)
  • Awareness, Education and Training, Experience (3 types of education)
  • Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom (3 stages on the way to becoming a subject matter expert)
  • Awareness and Education, Evaluation leading Pilot, Purchase leading Standarization (sales cycle)

Michael Herman
Software Solutions Architect

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

SharePoint Joel on 10 Key Questions Determining SharePoint SQL Server Count

Checkout Joel's article here: 10 Key Questions Determining SharePoint SQL Server Count

The short list of criteria from Joel's article includes:

1. Organizations and Organizational Politics
2. Pre-production - Development/Test/Stage
3. High Availability
4. Disaster Recovery
5. Dedicated Application or Isolation
6. Performance
7. Locations
8. Service Definition Branching
9. TB Storage footprint
10. Database Count

Michael Herman
SharePoint Architect