From: Stephen D. Williams (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jun 17 2000 - 23:27:54 PDT
According to public AOL statements:
4 Million simultaneous users at peak
1 Billion IMs/day
2 MB/second = 173 GB/day = 20Mb+ avg. traffic, full duplex loading
Nearly 12000 IMs/sec, average. My heuristic for public Internet services is
that peak is 4 times average.
That's an average of 250 IMs/person per day!
Somethings out of whack there, but interesting numbers. Maybe they're
including BuddyList updates which are quite numerous and more pervasive.
The bandwidth is much less than I would have thought.
Bulk bandwidth for colocated servers starts at about $1000/Mbit and goes down
Also note that AOL's estimated to handle 20-30% of the world's Email or
Internet Email (it's not clear, must be the latter).
-- Insta.com - Revolutionary E-Business Communication firstname.lastname@example.org Stephen D. Williams Senior Consultant/Architect http://sdw.st 43392 Wayside Cir,Ashburn,VA 20147-4622 703-724-0118W 703-995-0407Fax Jan2000
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