Link capacity upgrade threshold

Erik L erik_list at
Sun Aug 30 21:41:41 CDT 2009

> > > If your 95th percentile utilization is at 80% capacity, 
> it's time to
> > > start planning the upgrade.
> > 
> > s/80/60/
> > 
> > the normal snmp and other averaging methods *really* miss 
> the bursts.
> s/60/40/
What is this "upgrade" thing you all speak of? When your links become saturated, shouldn't you solve the problem by deploying DPI-based application-discriminatory throttling and start double-dipping your customers? After all, it's their fault for using up more bandwidth than your flawed business model told you they will use.

(If you're not familiar with Bell Canada, it's OK if you don't get the joke).

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