Hi, I don't know much about Business Objects XI Hardware Requirements for a Big Enterprise (the complete suite):
Infoview Web portal
Crystal Reports Desktop; report writer
Crystal Reports Server Web portal viewer existing Crystal Reports
WebIntelligence Web; query & analysis of RDBMS
OLAP Intelligence Web; viewer to 3rd party OLAP cubes
Desktop Intelligence Desktop; query & analysis
Dashboard Manager Web; dashboard creation & viewing
Performance Manager Web; scorecards & goal setting
Intelligent Question Web; structured Q & A based BI
Live Office MSFT Office add-in
Crystal Xcelsius Interactive Excel, export to other Office products.
Here are the facts:
The main Datawarehouse would hold up to 10 years of history.
There would be Development, Testing, Q&A and production environment
High Availability is Desirable
The company generates 1TB of information monthly.
BO would have about 1000 users.
I dont know how many servers would it need to be deployed (and which applications would be deployed on each one) nor their specs (RAM, HDD, Processors).
Any ideas, approaches or best practices you know?