Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Deployment Planning Guide

Identifying Your Geographic Needs

The first step in designing your messaging topology is to identify your geographic needs. In particular, determine the messaging services you need to provide at each location within your organization:

  1. Once you identify your deployment goals, determine the functions and features needed for each location within your deployment.

  2. Understand your organization’s physical constraints, specifically:

    • Available bandwidth

    • Distance between physical locations within your organization

    • Mail transaction rate and volume of mail storage at each physical location