My company has decided to implement MS CRM 3.0. We are currently running a peer-to-peer network with no server. I plan to buy a the following hardware:
Dell Poweredge 1900
Dual 1.6Ghz quad core processors
4 GB Ram
36GB 15K Raid 1 for my OS
3, 146GB 15K Raid 5 for data
Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium
Basically I will be installing MS CRM on this server. We will have only 4 users for CRM. We have over 250,000 contacts. We currently have 10 exchange accounts hosted remotely.
I have 3 questions:
1). Will this hardware run this load? What if I move my mail inhouse eventually? Any recommendations?
2). Can I run MS CRM with a hosted exchange account? Do I lose any functionality?
3). We have some decent laptops with 2GB ram. How will the performance be when they are using the data offline? FYI 250,000+ contacts.
Thanks so much.