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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Edge Server Placement

Edge Server placement is critical in a deployment to optimize media paths. The SIP signaling used for presence and IM is more tolerant of slight delays, but web conferencing and A/V traffic are sensitive to latency, so it is important to properly plan Edge Server placement.

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As a rule of thumb, Edge Servers are generally deployed in any location with a Front End pool that supports remote conferencing or A/V features. This isn’t a mandate, and there are many other factors at play, but Edge Servers typically exist near a Front End pool.

For example, consider a small deployment for Company ABC, as shown in Figure 31.1, where a single Front End Server in San Francisco exists. In this deployment, only a single Edge Server ...

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