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From Alexei Fedotov <alexei.fedo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: A server for Openmeetings
Date Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:19:26 GMT
Tony, as I have said, the requirements are not as important as the
fact we have the server running. For those who feel that bandwidth is
not enough or is not reliable enough there is always an option to
switch to other test servers (or install their own server). We may add
a warning message at the welcome screen.

As for your previous question, my AWS bills for two test servers are
~$30 per month though micro-instance is kinda slow, and hetzner bills
are approx. ~$30 per server. For 100 Mbit/s connected server located
in Russia (with higher hosting costs) I pay 250$ / month.
With best regards / с наилучшими пожеланиями,
Alexei Fedotov / Алексей Федотов,
+7 916 562 8095

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:08 PM, Tony Stevenson <pctony@apache.org> wrote:
> Tony Stevenson wrote on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 06:46:55PM +0100:
>> Alexei Fedotov wrote on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 09:32:12PM +0400:
>> > Tony, I'm sorry. This was discussed for sure. Things sometimes change over
>> > time, that's why I have asked once again.
>> >
>> > We have have several test servers and chat channels hosted around. My
>> > intention was to have more
>> > development resources hosted @apache and branded by apache.
>> Generally that is a good thing.  However your requirements are
>> significant, and this is not something we could in all good faith commit
>> too. Sorry.
> Alexi, actually someone just reminded me that our new EU colo provider
> has enough bandwidth to cope with your request - however it is not QoSed
> so it cannot be guaranteed - but giving the amount they made available
> to us I dont think you would make a significant dent in that.
> The only issue now is the lack of hardware in this location to 'make it
> so'. We could look at purchasing a new box for the site, but we wouldnt
> be able to guarantee you the 25% of the server you wanted, and it would
> be a virtual machine that we'd give you.
> The colo would be in Europe, specifically in Germany.  Would this be an
> issue for you?
> Please let us know, and I *might* be able to carry this forward.
>> Please do not mis-read my reply - I was trying to be open and honest.
>> While over time we might well be able to offer you all the hardware you
>> need, it is so very extremely unlikely we could meet your bandwidth
>> needs. All our bandwidth is donated to us for free, and as such it
>> doesnt come in huge quantities; and where we do have it we have to
>> prioritise core services over that of development instances (i.e. svn
>> and http over that of pmc specific needs).  It's not that we dont want
>> to help, but we only have finite resources, and we need to be careful
>> not to over commit them.  Bandwith is one such commodity where we need
>> to be careful.
>> One option that springs to mind is the use of AWS and friends, while
>> they will not guarantee you the resources you want I suspect you might
>> get somewhere close most of the time. Though again, if you need these as
>> a minimum resource at all times we will have to look elsewhere.
>> There might be some money free in the budget to allow you to use such a
>> service. Before we throw up n VMs in an attempt to guess if it will work
>> for you, can you perhaps go back to your PMC and discuss the idea of VMs
>> with the likes of AWS, and when you find a vendor please do a little
>> research into the options, then let us know what you want to do.  Please
>> note that the budget is not endless, and if you want to saturate 20Mb/s
>> or more, then I guess the bill from AWS will be significant and you
>> might not get a lot of AWS time as a reuslt - so please look carefully
>> and come back to us with options and we can take those forward for you.
>> I'm pushing this back to you to do the research as we are kinda snowed
>> under somewhat and if you can do this part we might just be able to say
>> "go for it" and let you have at it.  I stress 'might' :)
>> --
>> Cheers,
>> Tony
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>> Tony Stevenson
>> tony@pc-tony.com
>> pctony@apache.org
>> http://www.pc-tony.com
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> Cheers,
> Tony
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> Tony Stevenson
> tony@pc-tony.com
> pctony@apache.org
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