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snymo

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Can someone explain advantages of multi-server vs single server installation, particularly as it relates to a SaaS model and client scalability and points of failure. If I have to have 5 appliances in the multi-server there is no redundancy in place and a single appliance failure affects all customers, vs. if I have 5 single server installations a single failure affects 20% of my customers. What does a multi-server model get me for its complexity that scaling server installations doesn't get me?
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Bud Durland

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Interesting question. I've been thinking about this as well, as it would apply to my company with three sites. The immediate advantage is that I can place each user's mail store on a 'local' server, and thus gain some performance over having e-mail travel the WAN. All users have to connect first to the primary server, so there is a single point of failure. Of course, this is a technology preview, so many things can and are likely to change.
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