Hot off the presses is the new FxM and FxV sizing guide (attached) which covers each of our appliance models from the 2950s, R300, R310, R610, and the new R710. When reviewing this document, it's clear to see that there are MANY factors that go into a proper sizing discussion. One MUST have a handle on the customer environment before doing a sizing exercise. Some of the most important items to consider (covered in the doc) are:
- Number of Unique URLs
- Number of Datacenters
- Are the sessions "sticky" to one datacenter?
- HTTPS traffic percentage
- Number of webservers
- Keyword indexing
- Duration of session storage
- And of course, volume of traffic and its uniqueness
Included in this document is the breakdown of what can be expected of each appliance type. Our larger appliances scale much further than our prior generation models.
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