The availability required of a Lync Server system can have a major financial impact. It is important to work with the business owners to understand the appropriate balance of availability and cost. As the availability of a system is increased, cost rises in the areas covered in the following subsections.
The most obvious area where an organization will see increased costs is in server costs. When a Lync service is being scaled to match high service levels, additional servers as well as software for those servers are required. In a typical case, each server can come with additional costs, such as these:
• Physical hardware
• Hardware warranty/service ...