Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator Beta

Posted by bink on February 11 2012, 4:32 AM.

This new calculator is based on all new prediction data and is designed to work with both Exchange on-premises and Office 365 deployments.

The brief was concise and simple for this calculator; we wanted to be able to predict the client network bandwidth requirements for a specific set of users. The calculator needed to deal with Outlook, OWA and Mobile Devices, both on-premises and for Office 365 scenarios.

The following clients are included in this Beta; further clients will be added over time.

  • Outlook 2010
  • Outlook 2007
  • Outlook 2003
  • OWA 2010
  • OWA 2007
  • Windows Mobile
  • Windows Phone

How does it work?

The calculator is based on new prediction algorithms derived after analysing the behaviour of each client individually. This approach allows a bandwidth model to be created for each client scenario which is very scalable and flexible.

Input data is based on existing user profile metrics, such as messages sent and received per user per day and average message size. Once these parameters are provided the calculator is able to predict how much bandwidth each client will require to perform adequately.

The predictions provided represent the requirements during the busiest two hours of the working day.

Announcing the Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator Beta