WinLIMS® runs on any modern Windows Server that is under Microsoft support. Typically these are on-premises virtual machines or virtual machines running in the cloud (Azure, AWS, etc.). Therefore right sizing servers for optimal performance depends upon many related factors that need to be considered:
- the number of concurrent users
- laboratory sample throughput
- the amount of data that is contained in the underlying database
- the data retention policy
- the network bandwidth
- the database brand and edition used*
Memory, disk and processor recommendations are the same for cloud-based or traditional on-premises environments but cloud environments present these costs in stark terms. That said, right-sizing in a virtual environment has advantages: incremental adjustments can be made as usage increases and sizing can be adjusted to varying workload loads or to reign in costs.
If you have questions on server specifications or on right sizing your servers for maximum performance, please contact us to talk about these issues in greater detail.
*WinLIMS will run on any modern version of SQL Server and all editions including Web, Standard and Enterprise (but Web and Standard editions have RAM limits that directly affect server specifications). WinLIMS can also run on any modern version of Oracle.