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Bandwidth: VPS, pCI, SD, pCC
03-29-2013, 12:34 PM

When you rent a dedicated server, OVH
includes in each offer certain capacity of
guaranteed bandwidth. We often talk
100Mbps, 200Mbps or 300Mbps without
traffic limitation. The cost of this bandwidth is
shared among all clients, in order
to offer as much bandwidth for
a price so low. Basically, a few customers
consume bandwidth and therefore the bandwidth
cost bandwidth per client is low.

After 12 months, we see a clear
increase of customers who consume a lot
of bandwidth. There are 30 customers
which currently consume 50% of our
bandwidth! Incredible! We spent a lot
time to understand their problems and
what OVH can offer them at what price
without a price increase for all
existing customers ...

So we had, on one hand, small consumers of
bandwidth who want quality without
price changes. And on the other hand,
large consumers who do not seek quality
but especially the price.

From our side, OVH has always sought a quality
network. And so we have always been
the growing, for example, improving the
network density, hence the network deployment
in North America. To meet the needs of these
30 clients, we had to consider more the opposite:
how to reduce the cost, even degrade network quality.

Not simple. we start with the basic: the contract.

Contractually, we separated these 30 customers
through their usage. The update of the service contract
for dedicated server, pCC, VPS and pCI that defines
when the bandwidth is not guaranteed, depending on
the usage.

Thus, for 99.9% of customers nothing changes.
not the usage nor the monthly price. Offers
remain as they are. Acceptance of
new contract is not mandatory.

For 30 clients, the following uses are:
- Download platforms
- Video streaming
- Proxy, CDN
- Debridement, delockers, seedbox

For these purposes, the default bandwidth
is no longer guaranteed, and we limit to 10Mbps

That is why we discussed with these
clients and they told us that poor
quality bandwidth might interest them
provided that we give it at low price.
For that, the supply of bandwidth €60/100Mbps.
It is the "Lowcost" offer.

For customers who are willing to pay a
little extra for a little more
quality we offer €100/100Mbps.
It is the "Volume" offer.

Then for those who want quality
at the top, all the time, across the entire
our network, we offer "Premium"
to €215/100Mbps

The 3 deals operate without any
reconfiguration or change on the server.
One click and the entire server, with its
IPs failover, is sent to one of the
3 networks.

To know more:

Note: have we implemented bandwidth
for spammers!? If an IP is found
on a blacklist, we redirect all
the servers of a customer spammer with all its
ip failover to the smtp port without
output ... And we will quickly purge the
network of crafty spammers .. Yes!