Implement Redis caching for SharePoint
With the deprecation of AppFabric, SharePoint requires a robust caching mechanism for session state, logon tokens, and more in order to avoid requiring persistent connections on load balancers, in addition to improving performance. Another plus would be to use Redis cache clusters that were not part of any SharePoint farm. That is, allow multiple farms to leverage to leverage a single Redis cache server. This may also allow a customer to run non-Windows servers for Redis.
I also had a lot of calls about losing feed entries. In my view HA can not be provided in any way. Shutdown and running some PowerShell scripts after reboot will bring back a lot of feeds.
In case of a CU I often losing a lot of feeds which can only be shown in the search results but not on the central MySite.
I think MS will bring all customers nearer to the cloud (Yammer) after SharePoint 2016...
I hope they will give us a migration tool. Otherwise I will have a big problem.
And what will happen to the feeds posted on the sites? Will these still be available after SharePoint 2016?
In my company a lot of project and team managers are using this for informing colleagues about current topics.
Vincent Biret commented
it's a nightmare in terms of performances, reliability and HA. Plus the SharePoint team is the last one at Microsoft to support it. Replacing it by something more viable and "future proof" like Redis would be great.
Providing supported cache access to an isolated partition to third party devs would be great too
Yeah, it's exactly what I'm wondering as well. I think SharePoint should do loose coupling with technologies, allow users to use what they want. It should not force user to use the products which Microsoft is not developing anymore.
This is more alpha release of the service than an "upgrade". Without question the distributed cache was poorly implemented.
John Naguib commented
In distributed cache when shutting down the server that you automatically save the feeds and everything and no need to run command to save the feeds
I think we have discussed this Trevor but for everyone else. AppFabric remains the caching mechanism for some caches in SP2013 and SP2016. The Windows team will support App Fabric as a dependent product for SharePoint until end of life for SharePoint 2016 - this is in accordance with our regular lifecycle management guidance.