Applies To: ■ PoliteMail Desktop □ PoliteMail Online □ PoliteMail O365
Version: □ 4.94 □ 4.97 ■ 5.0+
PoliteMail processes brief bursts of small, high-volume transactions. The server sizing is primarily based on distribution size, and volume of recipient email being processed and measured. A high-performance SQL Server environment is required for all 30K+ implementations. Server sizing requirements (RAM, storage) increase with size of distributions.
Server Configuration Recommendations
|Number of Employees||Recommended Server Configuration||SQL Server RAM / Storage|
|5k - 15k||Single App Server 2C 4GB 100GB + SQL Server (or attached to cluster)||8GB / 100GB|
|15k - 30k||Dual App Servers, NLB 2C 4GB 100GB + SQL Server (or attached to cluster)||16GB / 150GB|
|30k - 100k||Dual App Servers, NLB 2C 4GB 100GB + SQL Server (or attached to cluster)||16GB / 250GB|
|>100k||QUAD App Servers NLB 2C 4GB 100GB + Separate SMTP Server 4C 4GB 250GB|
+Separate Archive Server 2C 4GB 50GB + SQL Server (or attached to cluster)
|Application Server||This is where the application lives and is hosted. Networking traffic will flow through here.||OS Drive: 100GB SSD|
CPU: Dual Core
|SQL Server||If opting for a dedicated SQL Server, SQL manages the databases and should have proper maintenance plans that your organization manages.||OS Drive: 100GB SSD|
Data Drive: 100GB SSD
Log Drive: 100GB SSD
Backup Drive: 200GB HDD
CPU and RAM covered per unique recipient count above.
|SMTP Server||This optional system will house IIS6 SMTP for mailflow, as well as the PoliteMail services.||OS Drive: 100GB SSD|
Mailflow Drive: 100GB SSD; size should be determined by the maximum size of your messages times the total possible number of recipients.
CPU: Dual Core
|Combining||In the case of mixing systems onto a single server, such as APP/SMTP or APP/SMTP/SQL, the drive specs must be followed.||Hardware specs for SMTP may be ignored.|
Additional 4GB RAM if merging SQL into an application instance.