How many servers for 1000 users

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How many servers for 1000 users

Postby matthijsberg » Fri May 19, 2006 8:34 am

Hello!
I am a student and for my graduation I am calculating the TCO of sevaral linux environments. I would like to know some of you opinions on how to build a mail environment for 1000 users.
How many servers to use, what type of client to use (webbased, Thunderbird...anything else????) etc...
Hope you guys can help me out. I do wish to calculate using the Network Edition...
Many thanks in advance. :)
Kind regards,


Matthijs


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How many servers for 1000 users

Postby 14319KevinH » Fri May 19, 2006 10:01 am

It depends on the profile of the users? Are they home users that get mail only a few times a day. Or are they heavy business user's are get hundreds of messages per day? Message sizes also matter. So we need more info to try and solve this.
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How many servers for 1000 users

Postby matthijsberg » Fri May 19, 2006 10:25 am

Thanks for your responce! But of cause you need more info.. sorry:
The focus is on a insurrance company, so that would implicate 1000 office users. The number of mails per day vary per user I guess, lets say avarage 50 mails a user a day would bring it up to 50.000 mails total a day? Also the calendar and the address book (GAL) wil be used a lot.
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Postby 14319KevinH » Fri May 19, 2006 8:47 pm

Seems like a moderate busy server.. Off the top of my head I'd say you could get by with a modern (3.0GH+) dual CPU machine with 2GB RAM. Disk space would depend on how large of quota's you'd like to offer. If you get hit with lots of spam/virus mail you'll want to separate off the MTA/AV/AS and an LDAP replica to a separate front end node.
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How many servers for 1000 users

Postby matthijsberg » Sat May 20, 2006 2:51 am

Thanks a lot Kevin!

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