Where can I find hardware requirements for a BYOC implementation based on number of employees?

Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC)

In PoliteMail 5.0, you can deploy a “bring your own cloud” infrastructure using Microsoft Azure (AWS application servers with a SQL instance will also work). Compared to traditional on-premises deployment, BYOC offers a more streamlined setup process using cloud services.

Sizing Requirements

The information below lists your hardware requirements based on the number of employees:

Up to 10k Employees

Firewall / Load Balancing1x Regional WAF (optional)
Application ServersOption 1 (Recommended): Std App Service Plan S2
Option 2: Standard _D2_v5 (Azure) or m5n.large (AWS)
DatabaseAzure SQL - 2 vCores  (or AWS RDS equivalent)
SMTP ServerRuns on Primary Node

10k to 20k Employees

Firewall / Load Balancing1x Regional WAF (optional)
Application ServersOption 1 (Recommended): Std App Service Plan S3
Option 2: 1x Standard _D2ads_v5 (Azure) or m5zn.large (AWS)
DatabaseAzure SQL - 2 vCores (or AWS RDS equivalent)
SMTP ServerRuns on Primary Node

20k to 30k Employees

Firewall / Load Balancing1x Regional WAF (Application Gateway)
Application ServersOption 1 (Recommended): Std App Service Plan S3 w/Scale out 2 instances
Option 2: 2x Standard _D2_v5 (Azure) or m5n.large (AWS)
DatabaseOption 1 (Recommended): Azure SQL – 4 vCores, 20GB memory
Option 2: Standard D4as_v5 (Azure) or mzn.xlarge (AWS) + SQL Server Web license
                  4 x Premium SSD LRS (128 GB, 128 GB, 64 GB, 256 GB) or AWS RDS equivalent
SMTP ServerRuns on Primary Node

30k to 50k Employees

Firewall / Load Balancing1x Regional WAF (Application Gateway)
Application ServersOption 1 (Recommended): Std App Service Plan S3 w/Scale out 3 instances
Option 2: 2-3x Standard _D2_v5 (Azure) or m5n.large (AWS)
DatabaseOption 1 (Recommended): Azure SQL – 6 vCores, 30GB memory
Option 2: Standard D4as_v5 (Azure) or mzn.xlarge (AWS)  + SQL Server Web license
                  4 x Premium SSD LRS (128 GB, 128 GB, 64 GB, 256 GB) or AWS RDS equivalent
SMTP ServerVM deployments only: 1x Standard D2as_v4, 1 x Premium SSD LRS (128 GB)

50k to 100k Employees

Firewall / Load Balancing1x Regional WAF (Application Gateway)
Application ServersOption 1 (Recommended): Std App Service Plan S3 w/Scale out 4 instances
Option 2: 4x Standard _D2_v5 (Azure) or m5n.large (AWS)
DatabaseOption 1 (Recommended): Azure SQL – 6 vCores, 30GB memory
Option 2: Standard D4as_v5 (Azure) or mzn.xlarge (AWS)  + SQL Server Web license
                  4 x Premium SSD LRS (256 GB, 256 GB, 64 GB, 512 GB) or AWS RDS equivalent
SMTP ServerVM deployments only: 1x Standard D2as_v4, 1 x Premium SSD LRS (128 GB)

100k – 200k Employees

Firewall / Load Balancing1x Regional WAF (Application Gateway)
Application ServersOption 1 (Recommended): Std App Service Plan S3 w/Scale out 6 instances
Option 2: 4-5x Standard _D2_v5 (Azure) or m5n.large (AWS)
DatabaseOption 1 (Recommended): Azure SQL – 8 vCores, 40GB memory
Option 2: Standard D4as_v5 (Azure) or mzn.xlarge (AWS) + SQL Server Web license
                  4 x Premium SSD LRS (256 GB, 256 GB, 64 GB, 512 GB) or AWS RDS equivalent
SMTP ServerVM deployments only: 1x Standard D2as_v4, 1 x Premium SSD LRS (128 GB)

200k+ Employees

Firewall / Load Balancing1x Regional WAF (Application Gateway)
Application ServersOption 1 (Recommended): Std App Service Plan S3 w/Scale out 10 instances
Option 2: 6x Standard _D2_v5 (Azure) or m5n.large (AWS)
DatabaseOption 1 (Recommended): Azure SQL – 12 vCores, 60GB memory
Option 2: Standard D4as_v5 (Azure) or mzn.xlarge (AWS) + SQL Server Web license
                  4 x Premium SSD LRS (512 GB, 512 GB, 128 GB, 1 TB) or AWS RDS equivalent
SMTP ServerVM deployments only: 1x Standard D2as_v4, 1 x Premium SSD LRS (256GB)