I am using visualroute (http://www.visualroute.com), especially from their server in Hong Kong (http://visualroute.cgan.com.hk/).
Let's enter vdi.net into the Host/URL box. the result I got showed that it took a data packet virtually no time to be send from Hong Kong to San Jose, CA. On the other hand, it took thousands of ms for a data packet to be send from San Jose, CA to vdi.net data center.... I expect the other way around, right? For sure, the pipe going from Hong Kong to San Jose could not even match the pipes we use here in US.... So what's going on?