After reading this link

I am planning to build my staging [Used mainly for user acceptance testing] and my production environments for SharePoint as follow:-

My system specification is as follow:-

  1. we have around sixty internal users which will be accessing the SharePoint site.
  2. we have around fifty external users accessing the SharePoint site.

• For the Staging Environment I am going to have Single-tier deployment which will be running both SharePoint server & SQL server with following specification:-

o Single server

o 24 GB of RAM

o 4 processors

o Visual studio 2012 professional & Team Foundation Server 2012.

o Windows Server 2012

o SQL server 2012.

o SharePoint 2013.

•For the Production Environment I am going to have two Tiered environment, where SharePoint and SQL are on separate machines, with the following specification:-

o 12 GB RAM + 4 processors for the server running SharePoint 2013 server.

o 16 GB RAM + 4 processors for the database server.

o Windows Server 2012.

o SQL server 2012 (for the database server only).

o SharePoint 2013.

So are the above specification for the staging and production environment valid and will be reliable taking into consideration the number of users will be accessing the system [around sixty internal and fifty external users].


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The numbers look like a good place to start but you will need to do some testing to verify that it works for your environment. Amount of usage and number of services can make a big impact on the amount of resources that are needed.

See this article for steps to test the system: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff758659.aspx

  • thanks for your reply, so technically speaking the resources are good ? But of course i need to test them.
    – john Gu
    Apr 3, 2013 at 8:22
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    Yup, the resources look like a good start Apr 3, 2013 at 16:34

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