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From robert_w...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: A little OOo history
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2011 15:46:27 GMT
Danese Cooper <danese@gmail.com> wrote on 06/07/2011 11:13:45 AM:

> 
> 3) LOTS of people download OOo
> 
> Like maybe 10% of the human population of the planet.  And its a big 
file. 
> 
> Initially we engaged Akamai, but it quickly became too expensive. 
> Serving up downloads of OOo was pretty intense. I know Apache has 
> all that web server download traffic and all...but I'm telling you 
> Sun.com quailed at the throughput, and we shouldn't assume our 
> mileage will vary. There will be extraordinary infrastructure costs,
> because it is end-user software (and there are a LOT of users 
> worldwide). Sun mitigated this problem with mirrors, but of course 
> that screwed download stats.
> 
> It's a lot of code as well. When we launched it took a day (as in 24
> hours) to build. I'd imagine that situation will have improved 
> somewhat, but rolling a public release of end-user code is a much 
> different prospect to releasing another version of the web server.
> 

Are there any public stats on the Sun mirroring infrastructure that was 
(or is currently) needed to support this?  It would be interesting to 
compare to what Apache has.

-Rob

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