Using iQuote – simulator exercise MC

Customer Scenario

New Wave Marketing Agency (NWM)

NWM has undertaken a transformation in the way they work – and now need to allow all staff to work remotely.  They will keep a small office for a small number of workers together with some “hot-desking” and meeting space, and they already have a room for a few old tower servers and a rack with spare capacity (8U remaining).

The company has 25 staff, and expect to grow modestly over the next 3 years (10% YoY)

  • 10 general admin staff using simple office applications
  • 10 more advanced users – typically team managers or account managers that undertake more sophisticated analysis as well as using video conferencing applications
  • 5 designers involved in content creation, also involved in video conferencing.

They currently have a requirement for less than 1TB file storage and analysis shows that data storage requirements will grow modestly being just 500GB additional each year.

For this exercise, assume the following vCPU / pCPU ratios:

  • 2.1GHz processors – 3.5 vCPU per core
  • 2.4GHz processors – 4 vCPU per core
  • 3 GHz (or above) processors – 5 vCPU per core

Hint:  the configuration guide has a table that recommends vCPUs per user by type. It also suggest memory requirements amongst other metrics.

Use the configuration guide for HPE Small Business Solutions for Remote workers together with the iQuote Simulator to select a suitable solution for discussion with this customer.

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