Dedicated Servers

A dedicated server, multiple machine scenario is generally best for the following profiles:

  • High availability, small capacity enterprise or standard production environments
  • High availability, medium capacity enterprise
  • High availability, large capacity enterprise

In most cases (especially production environments) where there will be many concurrent users and/or large amounts of data, a single all-in-one server may not be capable of adequately performing all of the functions required with a satisfactory level of performance (or in some cases, a single server may not be capable of doing everything period). In this case, you will probably need to move/split some or all of the system's functionality (e.g. database, workflow, SharePoint, Active Directory, etc.) onto separate, dedicated servers. This will allow you to increase the total amount of hardware resources available to the system, but at the cost of transferring additional data over the network between the various servers.