Welcome to Inside the Partnership (EMC/MSFT) Episode #33, August 19, 2012.
I spent a good portion of my early career here at EMC configuring and designing Microsoft Exchange storage solutions. Granted, most of those conversations included Exchange 2003 and EMC replication technologies, new concepts in 2004-2006.
Storage design, then and now, is key to a successful messaging platform. It is so important that Microsoft has dedicated an “Exchange 2010 Exchange Storage Calculator”, which is a handy spreadsheet that allows user input to drive a potential server design. The tool, currently in version 19.9, has been instrumental in many storage designs.
The tool, designed by Microsoft to support the design of Microsoft Exchange, overlooks some fundamental considerations when deploying Exchange on an EMC Enterprise Architecture.
Jim Cordes is part of the EMC Commercial Solutions Advisory Team and has been designing messaging solutions since the early days of MS Mail. He has been hard at work developing the “EMC Extensions” for the Microsoft Exchange 2010 Storage Calculator. I spent some time with Jim at Microsoft Teched this past year.
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