Hardware resource requirements for SM16
Question asked by Lakshan Salgado - May 4 at 7:03 AM
We are looking at moving to MS Server 2016 with the release of SM16. With all the added features in SM16 what are the hardware requirements for a VMWare virtual machine? And what bandwidth load/requirement will the new communications platform add? 

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Andrea Rogers Replied
May 8 at 12:53 PM
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Hey Lakshan,
The hardware resource requirements for SmarterMail 16.x are not much different than with 15.x. Because the web conferencing functionality is currently integrated with a third-party provider, that resource is offloaded from your SmarterMail server. That said, with the excessive number of variables that impact bandwidth, recommending a bandwidth value that works across the board is tough. 
For a 'micro-business' or small deployment, we would recommend running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit or higher, using .NET 4.5, IIS, a single-core processor, 2gb of memory and 7200 RPM SATA drive. 
I hope this helps! 
Andrea Rogers
Communications Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278

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