In order to move forward with various designs like large mailboxes, IT departments need to understand one of the chief costs associated with Exchange mailbox servers, namely storage. To that end, the Exchange 2007 Mailbox Storage Cost Calculator is designed to help you determine a portion of the mailbox server cost, namely the disk cost (purchase price and lifecycle power and cooling costs). […]
How to Use the Calculator? Input Worksheet: When you launch the Exchange 2007 Mailbox Storage Cost Calculator, you are presented with the Input worksheet. This worksheet is broken down into 7 key areas.
Important: The example configuration provided within this calculator is just that, an example, and as such, each input option needs to be evaluated as to how it will affect your design.
Step 1 – Gather Storage Requirements
The Exchange 2007 Mailbox Storage Cost Calculator can work hand-in-hand with the Exchange 2007 Mailbox Storage Requirements Calculator. You should first scope out your mailbox server storage design using the Requirements Calculator as its output can be inputted into this calculator.