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Old 04-18-2007, 10:31 PM   #1
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CoLo transfer speeds


Hey all,
Im looking to start moving a few servers of mine to a CoLo facility, and Im curious as to what are normal transfer speeds offered by colocation facilities?
Thanks.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 11:32 PM   #2
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There isn't a "standard". If moving a single machine, you can probably go as low as 256 kb down and up, or they might force you you to buy at least a T1 (1.5 Mbps) worth of bandwidth. You can get extremely large pipes if you want it and can afford it. Many places will offer up to 24 Mb or more.

I've had great service from Globix in Chinatown in the past. Depending on how far you are out on the island that might be a large distance, but if you're looking for a large pipe and techs who have more than microsoft knowledge, I strongly suggest getting into the city.

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Old 04-18-2007, 11:41 PM   #3
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Thanks JimBass,
Im actually re-located to florida. So im moving into a Data center in Miami. Its a great place. Ive been offered 8,IPs, 11U rack, with a 1M connection. It seemed a little low to me. I dont know, maybe i have high expectations. He broke it down to as, at that rate, i can transfer around 350G a month.

What you think?
THanks for the help!

Josh
 
Old 04-19-2007, 12:02 AM   #4
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Well, it helps to know what it is that you want to do with that connection? How many computers will you split it between? Will all be busy all the time?

Looking at it practically, you'll never actually get a full 1M from a 1M connection. That's true regardless of what size pipe you get. Say you can transfer 750 kbps consistently. 3600 seconds per hour gives 750 x 3600 = 2,700,000 kb/hour. So rounding (1024 kb is a Mb, but will say 1000 for simplicity) you get 2.7 Gb/hour maximum transfer. Assuming the machine you are connecting to also has that much bandwidth. Also, make sure the pipe at the colo is balanced, and not come crap like 1M down 256 kb up.

An 11U rack is not much space, unless you have rack mount servers. You probably couldn't fit a single tower server in an 11U space. Maybe just barely. Look at what you have, what you are going to do, and decide if doing that makes any sense.

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