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Lenovo Storage S3200 and System x3550 M5 Server 750 Mailbox Resiliency Solution for Exchange Server 2013

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27 Jan 2016
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Withdrawn: The products described in this document are now withdrawn from marketing.

This document describes a low-cost solution for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2013 that is based on Lenovo® System x3550 M5 servers and Lenovo Storage S3200. The Lenovo Storage S3200 is a feature-rich, high-performing mid-range SAN ready for demanding workloads for any environment. It offers real-time tiering and the storage flexibility to easily integrate into any network environment. This solution is aimed at small-to-medium sized organizations and provides a site resilient, highly available infrastructure that runs in two data centers each having two x3550 M5 servers and a dual-controller S3200 storage system.

The intended audience of this document is IT professionals, technical architects, sales engineers, and consultants to assist in planning, designing, and implementing Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. The solution is based on the Microsoft Exchange Solution Reviewed Program (ESRP) that was developed by Microsoft Corporation to provide a common storage testing framework for vendors to provide information on its storage solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server software.

Note: A partner solution based on the Lenovo Storage S2200 is for customers who don’t have additional storage expansion or throughput requirements (the S3200 supports twice the number of drives and twice the read/write throughput of the S2200). For more information about this solution, see

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Features of the solution
  3. Solution description
  4. Contact for more information
  5. Best practices
  6. Test result summary
  7. Conclusion
  8. Appendix A: Test results
  9. Appendix B: Lenovo Bill of Materials

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