IMAP Implementation People Time Estimates
ondrej at sury.org
Thu Mar 3 08:58:54 EST 2005
it took one week for skilled unix administrators / architects to fully
evaluate, install and test Cyrus IMAPD with all the whistles and bells
(postfix, ldap, sasl, tls).
On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 11:51 +0100, Marco Colombo wrote:
> Christopher T. Beers wrote:
> > We are in the process of evaluating our current student email solution
> > here at the University and I have been asked to develop some estimates
> > of the time it takes to research, test and implement this.
> > The new system must support 35,000 users with about 1500 concurrent
> > connections. More than likely the setup will have redundant web front
> > ends (2 servers running SquirrelMail, IMP, etc), 1 mupdate server, 2
> > frontend machines and 2 backend Cyrus mail stores. It will run on top
> > of Linux (RHEL 4 probably).
> > We are familiar with UW IMAP server so we have to learn the differences
> > to go to Cyrus, especially the aggregator, backup/recovery, cyradm,
> > etc. So keep that in mind.
> > If anyone has any data that would even remotely be helpful I would
> > greatly appreciate it. We are comparing Exchange, MiraPoint and this
> > (which is much cheaper) but people now want to compare accurate
> > estimates of people resources to implement it. To me, that is like
> > asking me how long it would take me to learn [place any abstract task
> > here that you have never done].
Ondrej Sury <ondrej at sury.org>
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