We're running a C* cluster with 6 servers spread across the four us-east1 zones.We also spread our clients (hundreds of them) across the four zones.Currently we give our clients a connection string listing all six servers and let C* do its thing.This is all working just fine...and we're paying a fair bit in AWS transfer costs. There is a suspicion that this transfer cost is driven by us passing data around between our C* servers and clients.Would there be any value to trying to get a client to talk to one of the C* servers in its own zone?I understand (at least partially!) about coordinator nodes and replication and know that no matter which server is the coordinator for an operation replication may cause bits to get transferred to/from servers in other zones. Having said that...is there a chance that trying to encourage a client to initially contact a server in its own zone would help?
Thank you,Brian Tarbox