Sun Fire X4150 Server 1RU Storage Solution for 1000 Mailboxes in Microsoft Exchange 2007

September 2008


This document describes a Microsoft Exchange 2007 primary storage solution on the Sun Fire X4150 server with an SAS RAID controller that is targeted for an environment in which there are mailboxes for 1000 users.

With this solution, one rack unit (1RU) can accommodate 1000 mailboxes with no external storage and can be scaled by adding additional Sun Fire X4150 servers. The Sun Fire X4150 server offers an excellent choice for small, medium, and large businesses and can set a new standard in performance, expandability, and efficiency in 1RU.

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  • Introduction
  • Disclaimer
  • Features
  • Solution Description
    • Targeted Customer Profile
    • Tested Deployment
  • Best Practices
    • Core Storage
  • Test Result Summary
    • Reliability
    • Primary Storage Performance Results
    • Streaming Backup and Recovery Performance
      • Database Read-only Performance
      • Log Read-only Performance
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
    • Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress: Performance Test Result Report
    • Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress: SoftRecovery Test Result Report
    • Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress: SoftRecovery Test Result Report 2
    • Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress: Streaming Backup Test Result Report

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