What BDMs and architects need to know about an on-premises deployment.
- You own everything.
- Capacity planning and sizing.
- Server acquisition and setup.
- Scaling out, patching, and operations.
- Backing up data.
- Maintaining a disaster recovery environment.
- Customizations are not limited.
- In-country farms (when data is required to reside within a jurisdiction).
- Complex BI solutions that must reside close to BI data.
- Private cloud solutions.
- Highly customized solutions.
- Legacy solutions with third- party components that depend on hardware and software that are not supported on Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services.
- Privacy restrictions that prevent synchronization of Active Directory accounts with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (a requirement for Office 365).
- Organizations that desire control of the entire platform and solution.
- Server Operating System
- SQL Server
- SharePoint 2013 Server License
- SharePoint 2013 Client Access License
Design the SharePoint environment in an existing on-premises environment:
- SharePoint farm topology and logical architecture.
- Server hardware.
- Virtual environment, if used.
- Load balancing.
- Integration with Active Directory and DNS.
- Design the disaster recovery environment.
IT Pro responsibilities
Deploy and manage the SharePoint on premises environment:
- Provision servers.
- Deploy the SharePoint environment.
- Update SharePoint farm servers.
- Add or remove farm servers as needed based on farm utilization.
- Backup the SharePoint environment.
- Implement the disaster recovery environment and protocol.