I e-mailed them and they said the 10mbps line is dedicated not on a shared pipe.
My question to you is; How is this possible? The server I am looking at is only $180 monthly. I have seen many many providers offer a dedicated un-metered 10mbps for over $300 a month not including the machine.
This is more out of curiosity, but has anyone ever bought one from them? We plan on using the full 10mbps for about 8 hours a day every single a day.
The 10mbps is probably dedicated on a shared 1Gbps pipe. So you will always be able to use your full 10mbps whenever you wich to do so. That's normally how it works and the price fits into the price of Unmetered 10Mbps servers.
I'm not to sure Layered Tech is the best place to get a server, I mean dont get me wrong, Nice prices. But with alot of my servers being in there i do hate the invoices delay, Crappy hour Customer Service (Very helpful though ).
The Cisco switches which we use for our VAST series servers along with the entire backend for our network for all clients runs on dedicated 2x 1Gb/s port-channel links to our core gear which then uplinks at 4-6Gb/s and is then fed directly into the Savvis backbone for each pod of servers. The port speed does not get below <2Gb/s until you reach the customer access 2950-48 switch where it is then dropped to the server port speed of 10/100mb/s. We also do not utilize more then 60% of the capacity for each pod on our network(s).
We can have all 48 clients on a typical 2950-48 at 10mb/s full peg and still have 1.5Gb/s to spare capacity for that switch to allow for some clients who are not un-metered to have 100mb/s port upgrades.