Is your 10mb going to be a cable company based internet connection or telco ?. Just wondering what you are paying per month and for install.
We have a tiny "datacenter" (600 sqft) and currently 3 T1's bonded (4.5mb) but been looking at Optimum online cable for their 10mb line for $1600 a month.
Yes, the 10mb connection is going to be from a Time Warner division, and it is $1700/month. Supposedly a direct fiber connection to our equipment. They have 5MB connections for $818/month as well.
Do you mind if I ask how many servers are you running off of your T1's? Are they shared hosting servers? What kind of load are they running.
I looked at my load for 11 shared servers and it looks like the avg. data transfer is about 2.5Mb, with spikes upwards of 5-9Mb.
WEB-PROS, to answer your question, yes we do want to get connections from different carriers, because I do want the redundancy, but have not gotten that far yet. I've only found the one company locally that offers that high of connections for that price.
I won't be running all 30-40 servers to start. We currently are using about 17 servers, 11 of them are shared boxes and the rest are small dedicated boxes that use small load/bandwidth. However, we are currently growing at a rate of 1-2 new shared servers every 6 months (not including the dedicated boxes), so I am probably going to go ahead and purchase the additionals right away to have them on hand and ready to install.
So My ideal solution to start would be to get two 5Mb connections from two carriers.
What I also don't know yet is how to "bond" them together. I would ideally like for one to pick up the load if the other goes down. I am sure this can be down at the router level, but have to research that as well.