single homed public-peer bandwidth ... pricing survey ?
Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
Tue Mar 6 23:08:26 UTC 2007
On Mar 6, 2007, at 6:00 PM, Jason Arnaute wrote:
> --- Patrick Giagnocavo <patrick at zill.net> wrote:
>> Jason Arnaute wrote:
>>> I am currently hosted in a small, independent
>>> datacenter that has 4 or 5 public peers (L3,
>>> UUnet, AT&T and ... ?)
>>> They are a very nice facility, very technical and
>>> professional, and have real people on-site 24
>>> per day ... remote hands, etc. All very high end
>>> well managed.
>>> But, I am charged between $150 and $180 per
>>> for non-redundant, single-homed bandwidth (not
>>> which provider they put it on) and even if I
>> commit to
>>> 20 or 30 megabits/s it still only drops down to
>> $100 -
>>> $120 per megabit/s.
>> Are you sure that you are connected to only one
>> provider? You mean that
>> they are not doing BGP so that if one connection
>> goes down, another path
>> to the Internet is available?
> Yes, that's what I am saying - one pipe only, and if
> it goes down, I go down.
I am confused.
You list 4 very, very large providers, yet say the datacenter has one
pipe. Those two statements are in conflict - you can't get all 4 of
them on one pipe.
Also, you have not mentioned your volume. You say L3 is $30/Mbps,
but they are no where near that for 1-5 Mbps of traffic.
> So ... I am wondering if roughly $150/mb/s is just way
> off the charts for something like that, or if I am
> only overpaying by roughly 10-30% or so ...
> And then, of course, I'd like to be pointed to where I
> can learn why HE.NET and L3 are so cheap compared to
> that, and what my cost/benefit would be to
> (as for racks and power, it is on the high average
> side. Roughly $1000/mo for a full cabinet)
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