Originally Posted by Dookie
We have 60 Exchange servers, 1 BES in production - 1340 users on it. Minor outages are daily, I'm fighting with our management to buy another server.
Are the Exchange servers all located within the same general location (i.e., not going across the WAN to different parts of the world)? RIM recommends pretty much if you have an Exchange server in a location, you have a BES to go along with it. I know there are exceptions to this, assuming you have enough bandwidth to support it.
We have an Exchange/BES in Ahlen, Germany, but have allowed that BES to communicate with the Exchange server in Spain to accomodate a few users (2-3 users). This works fine, but if the Spain location decides they want to have a bunch of users, they will need to get a BES there.
Our current 'big' BES, that we just migrated over to a couple of weeks ago is an Intel Xeon Pentium 4, 3Ghz, 1MB RAM, Win2003 SP2 (on VMWare). This one has 560 users on it, from 2 Exchange servers (both local to the BES).