SharePoint Storage Optimization and Performance Improvements

  • Reduce the size of all files uploaded and stored in SharePoint.
  • Double file upload and download speed.
  • Accelerate your SharePoint servers.
  • Keep your SharePoint infrastructure costs (network, storage, servers) under control.
  • No more "SharePoint is slow" complaints!
  • Accelerate new SharePoint projects adoption!

Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint is a software suite for SharePoint storage optimization and performance improvements.

Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint includes the following optimization solutions:

Client Solutions

Server Solutions

Each of these 4 solutions is fully independent and can be licensed and installed individually.
This page explains how our SharePoint optimization solutions deliver SharePoint volume reduction and performance improvement.

Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint

Some Context:

Most of the issues (performance, maintenance, costs) faced by your SharePoint users and administrators are caused by data volumes exceeding the capacity of your SharePoint servers, and of their underlying network and storage infrastructures, to process them in an acceptable amount of time.
 
Files represent the largest share of SharePoint data, up to 90% or even more.
Think about all these terabytes and terabytes of Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and other JPG image and picture files stored into your SharePoint libraries (and about all their numerous versions).
The simplest way to accelerate SharePoint and to keep under control the recurring needs for network, storage and server upgrades is obviously to reduce the amount of data SharePoint has to process, transit and store, i.e. to reduce the volume of all files uploaded to SharePoint servers and stored in SharePoint libraries.
 
This is good common sense:
with 40% to 60% smaller databases and having 40% to 60% less data to process, SharePoint is fast again!
Your SharePoint users upload and download their files 2 times faster.
You can start thinking again about new SharePoint projects.
Got the principle? Now of course you are probably wondering about the implementation; How do they reduce the size of SharePoint files? By how much? Can they reduce the size of existing SharePoint libraries? Do the SharePoint users have to do something? Is all this fully transparent, what about the SharePoint file metadata?
 
Keep reading, (good) answers follow in the next sections…

Native File Optimization:

Z-OptimiZr For SharePoint is based, like our other optimization solutions, on what we call Native File Optimization.
 
Z-OptimiZr Native Optimization applies to Microsoft Office files and image files.
 
MS Office files (like DOCX, PPTX, XLSX etc.) optimized by Z-OptimiZr remain in their native format. The recipients and consumers of the optimized files do not need any specific software to open these files. There is no decompression process required. The optimized MS Office files remain fully standard MS Office files.
Image and picture files (JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, EMF, WMF, TIF and TIFF files) optimized by Z-OptimiZr remain image files once optimized. The recipients and consumers of the optimized files do not need any specific software to open these files. There is no decompression process required. The optimized JPG files remain fully standard JPG files.
 
The rendering quality of the original files is fully preserved in the optimized files. SharePoint users cannot make any difference between original and optimized files, even when displayed side by side.

Typical residual sizes of files optimized by ZOptimiZr:

In percent of their original size:
  • XML files (DOCX, PPTX, XLSX etc.) 49%
  • Image files (JPG, PNG, BMP etc.) 32%
  • Other files (*1) 43%
  • Files converted to PDF (*2) 44%
(*1) On the client side (Z-OptimiZr Client for SharePoint and Z-OptimiZr for OneDrive), Zip compression can be applied to files that are not candidates for native optimization(i.e. files other than MS Office and image files). Transparent Zip decompression is also provided.
On the server side, Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint Databases can also provide native optimization for the “old” Microsoft Office DOC, PPT and XLS files.
(*2) Z-OptimiZr Client for SharePoint and Z-OptimiZr for OneDrive also include on-demand single-click on-the-fly PDF conversion for the files to upload. The resulting PDF files are optimized for high quality rendering and low size in KB.
More details on these different features and why they are made available only in some of the solutions of the Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint Optimization Suite are provided in the Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint FAQ page.

With our Native File Optimization process, recipients and consumers of the optimized files, would they be real users or processes, do not even have to know the files they receive or consume have been optimized.
In fact, they cannot even tell, except if they compare the file size in KB of the optimized files against the file size in KB of the original files.
The file optimization process is fully automatic and transparent.
Users do not have anything special to do.
They select or drag and drop the files to upload to SharePoint as usual, using their web browser, or Windows Explorer to drag and drop files to OneDrive or WebDav folders.
Display or download sample files before and after Z-OptimiZr Native Optimization.
Compare the optimized and non-optimized files on your own PC:

Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint
Optimization Software Suite

4 optimization programs to cover all your SharePoint optimization and acceleration needs:

Z-OptimiZr for
Web Browsers

Client Product

Each time users upload files to SharePoint using their browser, Z-OptimiZr for Web Browsers automatically and transparently reduces the size of these files, on-the-fly, before the files start being uploaded to the SharePoint server.

Available for Microsoft Internet Explorer  Available for Google Chrome  Available for Mozilla Firefox  Available for Microsoft Edge

Z-OptimiZr for
Cloud Storage

Client Product

Each time users drag-drop or copy-paste files into their OneDrive and WebDAV folders, Z-OptimiZr for OneDrive automatically and transparently reduces the size of these files, on-the-fly, before the files are copied to the target folder.

For Microsoft OneDrive folders  For SharePoint WebDAV folders

Z-OptimiZr Real-Time
for SharePoint

Server Product

Each time a file is uploaded to SharePoint, Z-OptimiZr Real-Time for SharePoint automatically reduces the size of this file as soon as it arrives on the SharePoint server, and before it reaches its target SharePoint database / library.

For SharePoint Servers

Z-OptimiZr for
SharePoint Databases

Server Product

The goal of Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint Databases is to optimize, in batch mode, the files already stored in your SharePoint Server databases / libraries, including their versions. The optimization process preserves all file metadata.

For SharePoint Servers

Proven Optimization Software

With several millions users of our client software like ZipMail for MS Outlook and Z-OptimiZr for Web Browsers all around the world, our optimization software has already optimized billions of files (not even counting our server software like ZipMail Real-Time for MS Exchange, Z-OptimiZr Real Time for SharePoint and Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint Databases.
The file optimization engine used in the Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint software suite is the same as the one used in our other client and server optimization software for Microsoft Outlook, Exchange and other email and collaboration platforms as well.
A very large installed base coupled with many different usage scenarios help building very robust software.
Check for yourself: download an evaluation package and start testing Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint in your own SharePoint environment.
To make your evaluation process even smoother, ask us for free guidance and assistance. It won’t take more than a few minutes to get your first SharePoint optimization and acceleration results.
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