Question on 95th percentile and Over-usage transit pricing

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Thu Sep 22 01:27:51 CDT 2011


On Sep 22, 2011, at 1:54 AM, PC wrote:

> 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.

Optimal for whom?

Also, I doubt you can make that claim as you do not know the costs or other business conditions of every deal.

-- 
TTFN,
patrick


> 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.
> 
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> Brandon Galbraith
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> 




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