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    FDC CDN product - experiences?

    Hi,

    Does anybody have experiences with the FDC CDN product? This is the offer they have up:

    300Gb space
    10TB traffic
    10Gbit port
    1 static IP
    Access through HTTP and FTP.
    $80/mo

    This does sound interesting if it can be incorperated into one of our sites. But for that to be possible I will need to be able to do three things:

    - Upload in an automated manner. FTP would be possible but is not ideal for that..
    - Download using some kind of hotlink protection mechanism.
    - Preferably a way to pass a ?start= GET param to do FLV streaming

    But the details on their product page are very minimum. Does anybody have any experience with this product? Can you actually peak over 100Mbit (or a Gbit?) and is it on quality bandwidth? I suppose its located in Chicago but im not sure on which network (irc, bgp, internap).

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Xandrios; 07-20-2009 at 06:13 PM.
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    Is it an actual CDN or is it just a their local Chicago or Denver POP?
    Jay

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    That is a good question - i dont know. I suspect its just at one POP, but it might be at both if they sync the data.
    Are their locations different in terms of transit links? Their network info page seems a bit outdated.

    Ive send them a sales email yesterday but no reply so far. It was weekend so thats why it might take a while for them to respond, not sure.
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    If its just one pop, then it is just basically shared hosting with alot of bw.
    Jay

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    Well I dont know any other providing offering 10TB of actual non-overbooked bandwidth for anything close to that price, so even that might work out well
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    I'm not saying it isn't a great price for the service. Just going purely off technical specs.
    Jay

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    its very bad i use this Before , its shared with tuns of people and its very slow , I was using this for video streaming but it takes year to loading the video ,

    FDC not good for none US People just to tell you ,

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    FDC has improved their network alot lately. When did you test this service?
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    Yes FDC is much better, had a bad rep back in the day, id actually recommend them to ppl these days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xandrios View Post
    FDC has improved their network alot lately. When did you test this service?

    3 month ago ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayglate View Post
    If its just one pop, then it is just basically shared hosting with alot of bw.
    ... basically shared hosting of static content with a lot of bw.

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    I am wondering why their sales dep does not reply to my email though - has been over a day now.
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    Typical FDC then, label it one thing deliver something else.

    A CDN thats not a CDN lol
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    Their sales got back at me. They are currently changing their offering and its not possible to order. They even dont know what the specs of the service are going to be. Hmmm...

    Anyway they should know more in a week...
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    Have you compared that offer to their NAS delivery boxes? Maybe they replaced that offer with them?

    They were more expensive then the $80 and would only peak out at 100-150mbs I think from their post on their forum.

    In terms of just straight bandwidth, 10tb.com cloud hosting I think starts at $100 for 70gb of storage and 10tb of transfer, but you also get the ability to do the streaming commands.

    I asked if you can just increase disk space and the sales rep told me you had to stepup to the next level of cloud hosting in order to get the disk space.

    PS. Here is the link where this was also previously discussed where I trialed their new offer.

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=858540
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    Thanks

    I dont know their NAS offering to be honest. Might be the same thing..
    I was looking at the 10tb.com offer. Very nice indeed, but unfortunately only 70GB space. I will need about 250-300GB unfortunately. And it seems that these Cloud servers are not from their Softlayer network...i'm not sure how good their own US network is?
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    That is what was holding me back as well from signing up.

    Maybe someone from that group would be willing to share the information? I too was limited by the disk space, hence the question of just expanding disk space.

    The NAS offering from FDC as far as I am aware is a D-Link NAS device with either two or four drive configurations up to 1.5tb per drive.

    They offered them with unmetered gbit port but said due to the hardware limitations of the NAS device it could only push 100-150mbit I believe they said.

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    Why not find a decent NAS device and co-locate it at FDC? (if you are willing to go with FDC). I used them back in the day and were not happy, my friend sent a colo box last year and the box was running without any problems except for the support issues he had (I think support is still slow)

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    Because computer hardware loses its value by the second. And in general colo is ay more expensive than dedicated, I dont want to be stuck with expensive hardware if FDC doesnt work out.
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    As I can recall FDC never offer CDN services, correct me if I'm wrong...

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    @Xandrios,

    Have you checked out VPS.net's new CDN product? I heard the pricing really affordable.
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    That looks nice indeed! However at $50 per TB that will run me more than a 100Mbit unmetered server if I need 5TB. For a real CDN network it is a nice product however!
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