Thanks for answering.
Originally Posted by Daniel
Each hardware node is connected to a 100meg switch port.
Doesn't this just apply to the internal network? I'm trying to find out about the thoroughput.
Here's a poor analogy: I have a DSL connection at home that I run a few servers off of. I get 20Mbps down and roughly 1.3Mbps up (the 20 figure due to my proximity to the CO, but that's neither here nor there). My internal network is 100Mbps. So I understand that connections between servers (internally) and to the DSL modem will max out near 100Mbps. But obviously this doesn't mean that traffic coming in will do so any higher than 20Mbps and traffic going out than 1.3Mbps.
Now all that is pipe speed. Real speed is obviously going to be lower. And this doesn't account for traffic shaping (i.e. I could set my switch to only allow 10Mbps of traffic between ports, which would then theoretically lower the perceived bandwidth to the server.
So my question relating to PowerVPS is: What up/down rate are we hitting the internet with? We're 100Mbps to the switch, and that's pretty standard, but what's the limited rate on the other side of the switch? I say limited because I assume you're capping this as well for the same reasons you would internally.
Not that this makes any real difference one way or the other, as much of this stuff has more to do with perception of speed than reality, but when people ask me what speed the connection is, I'd like to say:______.