While the article adds some information, like what organization would need AD at this scale it doesn't provide any additional information that people who work with AD on a regular basis would need.
For that scale of users the 100MB network, and the minimal VM stats scare me.
You and me both. One of our physical AD servers here takes well over 20 minutes to reboot. That system only has 64GB of RAM and only 33k users on it.
20 Mins to boot? WTH?
My bare metal servers would take over 9 mins but that was 6+ mins of hardware initialization.
My Red Hat systems boot in under 10 seconds. One is running on 512 MB of RAM and boots between 10-20 seconds.
A base Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine with out a ton of services will boot to login in 15 seconds or so.
Ah ok. Just something with his then. I don't manage any Windows machines so I have nothing to reference against with them.