Designing a Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Architecture with HP BladeSystem
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 is one of the critical components of Microsoft's Unified Communications strategy. With OCS 2007, companies can deploy an enterprise class IM, presence, web conferencing, and VoIP solution to support the organizations communications requirements. Given the complexity of OCS 2007, customers should carefully evaluate and design an architecture that will not only provide the desired feature set, but also provide the required levels of scalability and high availability. The goal of this white paper is to help customers begin to formulate an idea of the hardware design for their OCS 2007 deployments on the HP BladeSystem. Building from the base OCS 2007 Standard Edition up to the OCS 2007 Enterprise Edition installation, the HP BladeSystem provides a modular platform to help reduce the costs associated with deploying OCS versus traditional rack or tower architectures. Whether a remote office or a large data center, the HP BladeSystem can provide an infrastructure that meets the needs of the customer.