Bandwidth Upgrade 2003-09-30 10:06:21
Everyone keep your fingers crossed... Our hosting facility is behind with setting up a cross-connect for the new bandwidth line, but if they get everything in place this morning, the bandwidth provider will be turning on the juice for our new bandwidth line. Lets all hope it really does happen today!!!
Just a little background on our bandwidth... We are currently using two individual 100mbps lines of bandwidth. Our servers are basically split down the middle to use them evenly, because the provider does not allow you to "merge" the lines so-to-speak.
Our new line however is a total service upgrade - we have a single 1,000 mbps fiber line, throttled to 300mbps. Because it is a single line, it is much easier for us to keep a clean, organized setup with our hardware, which is a nice bonus. The really nice part is that future bandwidth upgrades will no longer be a massive headache. We can easily upgrade and downgrade our bandwidth on a month-to-month basis. For example, when heavy traffic hits us in December, we might opt to pay for an additional 100mbps - bringing our total to 400mbps (twice as much bandwidth as we have currently) for that month.
As long as advertising can support it, we shouldn't have any more problems scaling our bandwidth up and down! Now if only I could say the same about our hardware...