I trying to find out somethings about bandwidth overselling. I know that most of the big providers are reselling the the bandwidth offering customers 1000GB of transfer but most customers never use most of it. If every one of their users used the full 1000GB most of the providers networks wouldn't be able to handle it.
I am wondering if anyone can tell me the average usage per server you offer? For example if you have 10 servers and are offering 500GB of transfer a month per server, how much of the 5000GB total transfer is actually being used?
I would guess that in a Data Center that provides 1000 GB monthly data transfer limit per server, the average use per server will be under 100 GB. But I'm only guessing . Yet I would be very suprised if the average use was over that value.
we've *sold* 32Mb/s of bandwidth to colo clients and combined fro Feb they used 40Mb/s
obviously those that break it pay the excess fee and extra Mb/s on their next bill
on the smaller cliente we've sold 1120Gb/month of data-transfer (yes it *IS* different to bandwidth!!!) and in Feb the total transferred was 1160Gb
slightly different market/sales concepts - people only orderand pay for what they *really* need, most months they come close, sometimes their under, sometimes their over, Jan for example wia 965Gb transferred
Originally posted by KyleLC23 If every one of their users used the full 1000GB most of the providers networks wouldn't be able to handle it.
It's basically a fact that not everyone will use it. If the usage starts to become higher than expected, a datacenter will most likely raise rates for future cusomers. I've seen 1000GB boxes have as low as 5GB transfered in a month, and as high as 1350GB. Most people use between 100-500GB with a 1000GB server in my experience.
strongbow - you are limited to an extent, because I haven't heard of a Terabit/s card or a 10Terabit/s card. The most you could have would be a GBIT and I doubt if they'd let you have one without paying for the full bandwidth yourself.
Originally posted by Joseph_M strongbow - you are limited to an extent, because I haven't heard of a Terabit/s card or a 10Terabit/s card. The most you could have would be a GBIT and I doubt if they'd let you have one without paying for the full bandwidth yourself.
Yeah we are all limited when it comes to that we can only move data as fast as the slowest link.
I was trying to show that some hosts were not limited on the amount of data that they can move and that some hosts will not suddenly run out of data transfer as the original post seemed to imply and that there are 2 diffrent ways to buy/sell bandwidth and that if this person was planning to run alot of servers that data transfer was not the best way to buy bandwidth.
Also that you should be aware of the bandwidth capabilities of any companies servers you may be reselling.