[CentOS] Email/GroupWare Suite
boisvert.guy at videotron.ca
Wed Jan 7 21:24:33 UTC 2009
> On Wed, January 7, 2009 3:23 pm, Ed Westphal wrote:
>> I may start a war here, but I'm going to recommend Lotus Notes / Domino
>> as the collaborative software for you. I've had quite a bit of
>> experience with it in a large multi-national company. It can definitely
>> handle all that you may want to throw at it. It does have some draw
>> backs - what doesn't? IBM / Lotus can give your people a great deal of
>> support while they get their legs underneath them. I'm not going to
>> swear to it, but I think they can extend some pretty good terms to
>> public schools. There are all kinds of specialized add-ons as well.
>> Development tools are pretty robust as well.
>> Ed Westphal
If you want to see how far you can go with Open Source, you may have a
look at what HEC (Hautes Études Commerciales) did here in Montreal:
If you want paid software, then you may have a look at Communigate Pro
which i use at a client's site. It's not too expansive, can easily do
clustering, runs on many OSes (I run it on CentOS 5), has a MAPI plugin
for Outlook, includes a SIP server, etc.
I have 50 users with about 100 Gigs of mailboxes / Public folders and
uses standards mbox / mdir as storage, doesn't need SQL, has a good WEB
interface, etc. I run data storage off 4 x Seagate SAS 15K 73 Gigs and
it screams (Adaptec 3405)! No %iowait at all. The system runs on a
Dual Core Opteron 2214 with 4 Gigs RAM (Tyan Transport TA-26 (B3992-E)).
It does many other tasks (Corporate FTP, Licence management server,
SSH Gateway for road warriors, RSync Backup server for Winblows file
servers, etc) and easily copes with the load.
Backups $ restore are very easy. Upgrade and migration to another
server is a breeze. All is contained in one directory.
I'm in no way associated with Communigate or Tyan, it was just to share
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