- 64 bit / four core processor
- 64 bit Sever (Microsoft 2008 RC 2) if I read correctly
- 8 Gigs of ram
- 80 Gigs of hard drive space.
- 64 bit / 8 core processor
- Same Server because there is not a Server 2016 RC 4 yet!
- 16 Gigs of ram
- Still 80 Gigs of hard drive space.
In 2003 AMD released their flagship 64 bit Server Opteron processor but hardly any businesses could utilize the technology because they were still stuck running Windows 2000/2003 32 bit servers. Alright I admit that the discussion between 32 and 64 bit computing in the world of Microsoft is moot to this post but it is relevant in explaining the my issues with SharePoint's requirements.
Why is the system so resource intensive that it needs a quad or eight core CPU and 8 or 16 GB of memory to function and serve content?
Disclaimer... I’m not a Microsoft expert and have very little knowledge of their business systems but I know that in today’s computing world and simplified web architecture that there is no reason for any web service software solution to be such a damn resource hog. Especially for small to medium businesses.
Can anyone shed a little light on why SharePoint’s hardware requirements are so high?
I’m sure there are a lot of SharePoint developers out there that have
Also, just because Microsoft’s marketers say SharePoint is the perfect solution doesn't mean that they’re right!
With all this said, I'm sure folks might be wondering if not SharePoint then what? Use your favorite search engine and type "SharePoint alternatives" to find your own solution.