Acaba de ser mais um documento técnico da colecção Microsoft IT Showcase, desta feita o assunto tem a ver com o desenho e dimensionamento de storage: Storage Design for Exchange Server 2007 - How Microsoft IT Exceeds High-Availability Targets with Large Mailboxes at Low Costs Based on New Storage Designs.
More than 18 months after the first Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 deployment in the corporate messaging environment and more than 12 months after completing the full production rollout across the entire company, the Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) group is able to report significant benefits such as:
- Messaging service levels exceeding high-availability targets of 99.99 percent.
- Cost reductions in excess of $10 million per year.
- Increased mailbox quotas by up to a factor of 10.
- Consolidation of the initial Exchange Server 2007 base by nearly a factor of two.
Microsoft IT was able to achieve these results by taking full advantage of new storage features and input/output (I/O) improvements in Exchange Server 2007, the latest advancements in 64-bit processor technology, and direct-attached storage (DAS)–based storage solutions.
Se quiserem saber mais sobre o assunto, está também disponível uma webcast relaccionada: TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Implemented New Storage Designs for Exchange Server 2007 (Level 300).