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”Nitro” bandwidth


simo
03-25-2014, 03:24 PM
Hello,

We have completed the installation works on the ”nitro” backbone which enables you to boost your bandwidth free of charge for a limited period. ”Nitro” bandwidth is included with all OVH servers and included with pro use on the SyS servers.

Technical details on the OVH servers:
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Your dedicated server is connected to the network in 1 Gb/s or 10 Gb/s. As standard, you have between 300 Mb/s and 500 Mb/s of guaranteed bandwidth. You cannot exceed this limit without taking premium or gold guaranteed bandwidth options.

On the OVH 2014 range (and all previous ranges at > 80 €) we are now including the nitro option which enables you to keep the same guaranteed bandwidth and to benefit from a nitro burst to 1 Gb/s for servers connected in 1 Gb/s and to 3 Gb/s for servers connected in 10 Gb/s.

The duration of the burst is 36 hours over the last 30 days. This means that for 5% of the month, you can go up to 1 Gb/s or 3 Gb/s without any traffic limitation.

And it's free and included as standard on your OVH server.

To avoid abuse, every 6 hours, we will recalculate your average bandwidth consumption (95 %) over the last 30 days. If the average bandwidth is higher than 50 % of the guaranteed bandwidth, we will disable the nitro option on your server. You will still have the guaranteed bandwidth, like today, but you won't have any more burst to 1 Gb/s or 3 Gb/s. As soon as your average bandwidth consumption falls to below 50 % of the guaranteed bandwidth, we re-enable the option on your server and you will be able to use the nitro button again to get 1 Gb/s or 3 Gb/s bandwidth.

Technical details on the SyS servers:
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SyS servers and the old OVH range at < 80 €.

As standard, you have a guaranteed bandwidth of 200 Mb/s. If you activate pro use at +15 €/month, we automatically activate the nitro option for you on your SyS server, enabling you to go up to 750 Mb/s for 5 % of time, i.e. 36 hours per month.

To avoid abuse, every 6 hours, we will recalculate your average bandwidth consumption (95 %) over the last 30 days. If the average bandwidth is higher than 100 Mb/s, we will disable the nitro option on your server. You will still have the guaranteed bandwidth of 200 Mb/s, like today, but if the average bandwidth drops to below 100 Mb/s of the guaranteed bandwidth, we re-enable the option on your server and you will be able to use the nitro button again to get 750 Mb/s bandwidth.

Technical details on the servers with > 1 Gb/s and > 10 Gb/s:
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If you permanently need 1 Gb/s, 2 Gb/s or 3 Gb/s, we have the premium and gold guaranteed bandwidth options. These are the paid options.

We're also working on a "pay as you go" bandwidth at 0,35 €/Mbps, which will be available with dedicated servers connected with 1 × 10 Gb/s, 2 × 10 Gb/s and 1 × 40 Gb/s. The aim is to offer a router for EVERY customer. The customer will thus be able to choose and customise their routing table with affordable routes and other more expensive routes, so as to find the exact compromise corresponding to their requirment and the lowest price. This offer is aimed at companies which consume 5 Gb/s minimum bandwidth (1 Tb/s max.), and are looking to customise the bandwidth for their business, without having to buy routers, connect to transit providers or manage this whole technique 24/7.
If you're interested in carrying out the tests and helping us to develop this offer, please don't hesitate to contact me via @olesovhcom

Activation:
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The nitro option will be enabled on all OVH servers this week, probably today or tomorrow.
The nitro option will be enabled on all SyS servers next week.

You will receive a email to confirm this. If the option is disabled, you will also receive an email.

Regards,

Octave