Ping - APAC Region

Franck Martin fmartin at linkedin.com
Sat Apr 2 18:12:19 CDT 2011


Also remember, you would be serving Australia only from Australia. if I'm
not mistaken, the Australia backbone is more or less volume based
cahrged...

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On 4/3/11 9:40 , "Matthew Petach" <mpetach at netflight.com> wrote:

>On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 11:17 AM, Matthew Palmer <mpalmer at hezmatt.org>
>wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 06:33:07PM +0100, Robert Lusby wrote:
>>> Looking at hosting some servers in Hong Kong, to serve the APAC
>>>region. Our
>>> client is worried that this may slow things down in their Australia
>>>region,
>>> and are wondering whether hosting the servers in an Australian
>>>data-centre
>>> would be a better option.
>>>
>>> Does anyone have any statistics on this?
>>
>> No formal statistics, just a lot of experience.  You may be unsurprised
>>to
>> learn that serving into Australia from outside Australia is slower than
>> serving from within Australia.  That being said, there's a fair bit less
>> distance for the light to travel from Hong Kong or anywhere in the
>>region
>> than from the US.
>
>Given that the bulk of the population density in Australia is on the
>eastern coast near Sydney, and the *only* fiber path going anywhere
>near Asia from Sydney does so via Guam, the light path traveled from
>Sydney to Guam to La Union (PH)  to Hong Kong isn't appreciably
>shorter than the light path from Sydney to Hawaii to the US--which is
>covered by roughly 6x as many fiber runs as the Guam pathway, and
>is thus somewhat cheaper to get onto--you might as well host on the
>west coast of the US as in Hong Kong.  (and *that* was a horrific
>run-on sentence!)
>
>If I look at average data for the past five years between Sydney and
>Hong Kong, San Jose, Singapore, and Los Angeles, on average it's
>better to serve Sydney from Los Angeles than Hong Kong or Singapore:
>
>mpetach at netops:/home/mrtg/public_html/performance> ~/tmp/avgperf.pl AUE
>HKI
>total daily data files read: 1559
>AUE to HKI latency (min/avg/max): 134.216/173.273/1052.158
>mpetach at netops:/home/mrtg/public_html/performance> ~/tmp/avgperf.pl AUE
>SJC
>total daily data files read: 1558
>AUE to SJC latency (min/avg/max): 149.829/176.674/308.637
>mpetach at netops:/home/mrtg/public_html/performance> ~/tmp/avgperf.pl AUE
>SG1
>total daily data files read: 1558
>AUE to SG1 latency (min/avg/max): 101.871/204.485/999
>mpetach at netops:/home/mrtg/public_html/performance> ~/tmp/avgperf.pl AUE
>LAX
>total daily data files read: 931
>AUE to LAX latency (min/avg/max): 157.603/166.720/999
>mpetach at netops:/home/mrtg/public_html/performance>
>
>
>> That is predicated on having good direct links, which is
>> eye-wateringly expensive if you're used to US data costs (data going
>>from
>> China to Australia via San Jose...  aaargh).  Then again, hosting within
>> Australia is similarly expensive, so splitting your presence isn't
>>going to
>> help you any from a cost PoV.
>
>It's not really a matter of eye-wateringly expensive, so much as simple
>basic existence; there's no direct Sydney to southern Asia fiber, at the
>moment; the best you can do is hop through Papua New Guinea to
>Guam, and then back across into southern Asia.  (or overshoot up to
>Japan, and  then bounce your way back down from there).
>
>Matt
>





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