Updated Ookla Speedtest Server Requirements

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 15:13:05 UTC 2015

it sounds like horizontal scaling with redundancy and potentially
geographic distriubution on your network would be your big friend

On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 12:34 AM, Lorell Hathcock <lorell at hathcock.org> wrote:
> Good point.  There will be no one customer that can get a 10G speedtest from
> us.  But there will be hundreds that should be able to get a 1G test.
> Should any of them try simultaneously, I want to be ready.  Plus I don't
> know what miscellaneous speedtests from the net to expect, so I want to
> affordably overbuild.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu [mailto:Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu]
> Sent: Monday, November 9, 2015 11:00 PM
> To: Lorell Hathcock <lorell at hathcock.org>
> Cc: 'NANOG list' <nanog at nanog.org>
> Subject: Re: Updated Ookla Speedtest Server Requirements
> On Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:27:20 -0600, "Lorell Hathcock" said:
>> I want a server that is capable of handlilng a speedtest up to 10Gbps.
> Do you have (or are planning to have) a clear 10G path to enough systems
> that want to use speedtest specifically to make it worthwhile?  We have a
> lot of gear reachable at high speeds, but the admins of those servers
> usually care more about iperf and similar than speedtest.....

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