Exchange Server Hardware Upgrade

  • From: "Debbie Blackwell" <DebbieBlackwell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 07:59:13 -0700

I am in the midst of getting proposals for an replacing my Exchange server 
(hardware)  We run Exchange 2000 and I am having serious performance issues.  I 
am getting conflicting recommendations from different sources on how much power 
I need.  I have 60 users accessing this server and probably need to consider 
another 20 users in the next 1 to 2 years for growth.  We use it to access 
webmail from remote sites as well as the corporate office.  
We were a start-up company that has grown quickly.  Because we watched costs 
early on we used what would work without spending any extras.  Right now I use 
a PIII 933 megahertz dual processors 512 Ram with IDE drives.  I have had two 
consultant-types tell me that is my problem.  I have one consultant type 
telling me I have enough power.  
I am considering moving up to a "real" server with dual 1.8 xeon processors 
P4s, 2 gigs Ram, and 4 36Gig Ultra 160 SCSI Hard Drives w/ room to add more 
drives.  One consultant says this is overkill while 2 other consultants say 
this is what I need.  

Debbie Blackwell 
Cachet Homes 
Office  480.556.7017 
Fax  480.556.7001 
Cell  602.989.5625 


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