My task is to build an Intranet environment.
What should be the may thoughts when building a SharePoint topology from the ground, for a Intranet site with 1000-1500 users.
My idea is to use the Microsoft Best Practice and build the topology as a medium-farm. The business have some requirements, and they are to have 4 environments, that is 4 farms (developer, test, pre-prod and prod). Now they have three layer/tiers topology on each envirnment, (3xWFE, 2xAPP, 2xSQL). My thought was to propose them to run a single-server farm on dev and test environemnts, and run a three layer/tiers architecture on pre-prod and prod. What do you think ?
My newly build visio-diagram of the pre-prod and prod architecture is like this,
- 2xWFE (12GB RAM)
- 2xAPP (12GB RAM)
- 2xSQL (16GB RAM) --> where one server will act as a failover.
I would love som inputs from you, this is my first SharePoint farm build from the ground, and it is for a business who does not have high requests, for there intranet, but again it is daily used by 1000-1500 users where the most of them reports trough the Intranet.
Thanks in advance