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Re: [trinity-users] Repositories for TDE was Re: [trinity-users] Slávek's repository

From: Mike Bird <mgb-trinity@...>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 15:10:40 -0700
On Mon October 5 2015 14:54:05 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> If you think in terms of DSL in this context, then you have encapsulated
> the problem, and no wonder there are problems.  It is the 21st Century now,
> not the 20th.  Is Tim on DSL?  How on earth does he manage a modern server
> farm on DSL????  With difficulty would seem to be the answer.  DSL is slow
> and unreliable.  We have the answer.

Having been in a similar situation to Tim I can appreciate his

I don't know how many servers Tim has but a server farm suggests
rather more than one and you're looking at a few hundred dollars
per month for each server to have them in a good data center.
VPSs just don't have the oomph for mass rebuilds.

Alternatively you can run a DS1 or DS3 to a server farm in your
office.  They're much more reliable than DSL although for years
they've often actually been delivered over a form of DSL.  It's
just that when you're paying between a thousand and ten thousand
a month you get better response to your service calls then when
you're only paying fifty to a hundred.

Of course you can move to certain metro areas where high speed
internet connections are relatively cheap - but then your office
space costs ten times as much.

It's a business decision where you put your office, what bandwidth
you buy, which servers you run in house, which you put in data
centers, and which you put on VPSs.  And no matter what Tim chooses
I doubt TDE is bringing in even fraction of what Tim spends on TDE
for us.