Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Server Storage Cost Calculator v4.0
The Microsoft Exchange Team updated recently the Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Server Storage Cost Calculator.
According to the post at the You Had Me At EHLO blog, here are the new features:
- We introduced the capability for you to select the type of backup solution you want to utilize when analyzing the cost of various disk configurations. You can now choose either VSS Clone, VSS Snapshot, or disable the feature all together. We also adjusted the language to recommend usage of VSS clones or a solution that can guarantee fast recovery (3 minutes + log replay) in the event that you choose to deploy large mailboxes without continuous replication.
- We allow you to choose as to whether you want to price things out on an individual component perspective (e.g. disk cost) or from an entire solution cost.
- We allow you to enter in the number of storage enclosures and storage controllers, their relevant costs and power consumption as well.
- We simplified the SCC vs. CCR tab.
For detailed instructions on how to use this tool, read this post.