If you are an ecommerce client you have already received our notice of the additional burst allocation we have made to our network for the Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday shopping sprees. During this time every server on our network has been “uncapped” meaning that there are no bandwidth restrictions or bandwidth throttling and you could allocate as much traffic as the switch port can handle. For our colocation customers, the caps have been removed as well, giving you full GigE access.
At peak, our network was 81% saturated on Friday, AM which is far above 25-35% it peaks at during the week. The current network utilization is 48%. So far, so good.
This notice is to inform you that the regular network limits will go back in place at Midnight, Pacific (GMT 08:00, Tuesday) and we will go back to our billing as usual. The temporary removal of network capacity locks is a courtesy we offer our e-commerce clients so they can scale on what is the highest traffic day of the year.