Question on 95th percentile and Over-usage transit pricing

PC paul4004 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 00:54:56 CDT 2011


An optimal solution would be a tiered system where the adjusted price only
applies to traffic units over the price tier threshold and not retroactively
to all traffic units.

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM, Brandon Galbraith <
brandon.galbraith at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net
> >wrote:
>
>
> > If you have a lot more, you can negotiate tiers.  E.g. The first 10G is
> > $X/Mbps, but if you hit 20G, you get charged 20000 * $Y (where Y < X,
> > obviously).  This can lead to interesting situations where 19 Gbps costs
> > more than 20 Gbps.  But dems da breaks.
> >
> > --
> > TTFN,
> > patrick
> >
>
> I knew of a place that used to push "fake" traffic over a link to ensure
> they were in the cheaper (higher) tier. Who knew business rules overriding
> engineering could result in non-optimal situations.
>
> --
> Brandon Galbraith
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>


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