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Sitecore EXM 9.1 Performance and Scale

When working with Sitecore EXM it seems like one question everyone has is what level of performance can you get out of it. As with most things, the answer is "it depends". However, there are a number of things that go into this and things to think through and adjust to try to get a high rate of sending. Sitecore Hacker has a good blog post on scaling EXM.  As I spent time trying to scale my own instance I wanted to break things down a little more and provide some more concrete examples on steps takes to performance tune and performance I have seen.

Let's breakdown some specifics about the architecture to help you understand where you might stand. I am running in AWS with a dedicated Content Management server, a dedicated dispatch server, a dedicated xConnect Server and of course a dedicated database server. Here are the specifications for all.

Content Management: 16 gb RAM, 2.3 Ghz 4 core processor.
Dedicated Dispatch: 16 GB RAM 3.0 Ghz 8 core
xConnect: 4 gb RAM, 2.3 Ghz 2 …