Caleb Tennis An engineer’s guide to bandwidth

January 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Plug inAs a data center, we sell and resell bandwidth to customers in a number of different fashions.  This can be anything from a small amount of “blended” bandwidth, a large amount of direct bulk bandwidth, or just some kind of point to point connection linking sites together.  There are lots of options available.

But there are a lot of customers who don’t have a good fundamental understanding of exactly what bandwidth is, and there is a great Yahoo article with a good overview of it.  This post isn’t all that basic, but it does a good job of trying to explain, particularly to someone who is a developer or administrator, exactly what “bandwidth” means and how it effects the end user application.

Particularly interesting is trying to convey the understanding between bandwidth and latency.  It’s a tough concept to think about until you sit right down and analyze it.

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