This section builds on the guidance suggested by Microsoft and offers some additional sample topologies. These have not been performance tested by Microsoft and are only a suggested starting point. Each topology should be thoroughly tested for performance by an organization before being placed into production.
Small businesses looking to take advantage of virtualizing Lync Server 2010 on-premises will likely be looking to leverage the core feature set with remote access and possibly telephony integration. The priority in this configuration is to deploy as many features as possible with the least amount of hardware. High availability and failover are not requirements in this scenario, but the downside here ...