Originally Posted by jwcanada
I have asked this same question to a number of RIM resources along with other extremely knowledgeable engineers with the communications vendors. Here is the deal. RIM will usually tell you it can handle up to 2K users per BES. But if you get someone to tell you the whole story they will tell you it highly depends on how your overall company network infastructure is setup.
I have heard the same thing. Further to that, I was told at WES that RIM bases their performance metrics on what MS defines as the 'typical' environment which includes server farms that are probably slower than what we all have in house. If you look at the minimum requirements chances are most servers exceed it. I have a GroupWise BES with 540 users (40 more than what I 'should' be able to support), but I also have super fast WAN links to all of my Post offices. So, like wcanada said, it highly depends on how your network infrastructure is set up.