Microsoft, Intel Set CRM Scalability Benchmark
Microsoft and Intel announce that Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, running on the Intel Xeon Processor 5500 series, in tests scaled up to 50,000 concurrent users and over 2.9 million daily transactions, which the companies are calling a benchmark. Microsoft has been promoting its CRM heavily throughout 2009 as it seeks to compete against other cloud application providers such as Salesforce.com.Microsoft and Intel announced June 3 that Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, running on the Intel Xeon Processor 5500 series, in performance tests had scaled up to 50,000 concurrent users and over 2.9 million daily transactions. "In this benchmark, we've [proven] that Microsoft Dynamics CRM can handle extreme workloads with minimal investment in hardware and a reduced impact to the environment," Brad Wilson, general manager of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, said in a statement.
In a joint press release, Microsoft and Intel trumpeted the relatively low hardware cost-less than $35,000-and reduced server power consumption involved in reaching those numbers.