Current trends in capacity planning and oversubscription
John van Oppen
jvanoppen at spectrumnet.us
Wed Nov 10 11:03:06 CST 2010
I am on the technology committee of the college I attended (Whitman) and they currently have a 200 mbit/sec via gigE link for a campus of just under 2000 and every building has at least 1X gigE into their backbone. They are in a rural area (walla walla, wa) but they don't generally have more than 100 or 150 mbit/sec of usage, fitting nicely in the below recommendations.
From: Michael Loftis [mailto:mloftis at wgops.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:48 AM
To: Sean Donelan
Subject: Re: Current trends in capacity planning and oversubscription
On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 10:26 PM, Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> wrote:
> While the answer is always it depends, I was wondering what the
> current rules of thumb university network engineers are using for
> capacity planning and oversubscription for resnets and admin networks?
> For K-12, SETDA (http://www.setda.org/web/guest/2020/broadband) is
> - An external Internet connection to the Internet Service Provider of
> at least 100 Mbps per 1,000 students/staff
> - Internal wide area network connections from the district to each
> school and between schools of at least 1 Gbps per 1,000 students/staff
> How does that compare with university and enterprise network rules of thumb?
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