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PX Eliezer7
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Hutt River
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reply to Blunderbuss

Re: [Voip.ms] Survey / Feedback on restructuring Geo Locations.

said by Blunderbuss :

I never thought they were selling low ping-time, but redundant servers, so that if one went down you could switch to another.

With even two servers they will have redundancy.

If they were doing that, they could have half of their servers in Houston, and half in Montreal.

Or they could have 1/3 in Montreal, 1/3 in New York, and 1/3 in Dallas.

Your premise is clearly false because they have servers in TEN (10) different US and Canadian cities. That's way beyond what's needed for reasonable redundancy.

[Now, I'm sure that someone will jump in and say that CallCentric has the opposite geosituation. Point taken, although their core setup utilizes massive physical hardware that doesn't lend itself to virtualization on servers. But they do need to continue to work to address this.]

Be that as it may, lots of Voip.MS customers talk all the time about ping ping ping. To many of them it is more important than football, hockey, food, or sex.


Blunderbuss

@fastwebserver.de

Your premise is clearly false because they have servers in TEN (10) different US and Canadian cities. That's way beyond what's needed for reasonable redundancy.

It isn't just for redundancy; as Martin has said, it is easier to deal with a problem when it affects only 10 percent of the users rather than 100 percent.

[Now, I'm sure that someone will jump in and say that CallCentric has the opposite geosituation....But they do need to continue to work to address this.]

Why would they bother when according to them, or maybe it is according to posters here, it is only a storm occurring once in 100 or 200 years that will ever cause them a problem?

PX Eliezer7
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said by Blunderbuss :

It isn't just for redundancy; as Martin has said, it is easier to deal with a problem when it affects only 10 percent of the users rather than 100 percent.

Why should servers be going down at all?

When did you hear of servers going down at Voipo, CallWithUs, Localphone or Voxbeam, Ooma, Anveo, Junction Networks, Packet8, and so forth? Not with any regularity, for sure. Maybe once or twice at most in several years.

The funny thing is that another company that had a lot of problems with server issues was [ViaTalk]---and THEY believed in having their servers widely scattered too.

MartinM
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Let's not get this off topic and derail the thread from its primary objective. All providers have problems at some point. (Hurricane, Data Center failures, [D]DoS).

We're seeking feedback from active customers about their opinion of the possibility of having fewer POP's, not another debate about geo location vs call centric, this has been beaten to death by fanatics of both sides.
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Martin - VoIP.ms



Blunderbuss

@fastwebserver.de

My feedback is that I would like to see two or three servers that will automatically failover and work in such a way that I do not have to change the settings in my ata or on the voip.ms panel when the connection changes to another server.

Each server will have a potentially infinite capacity simply by plugging in another drive or box or whatever it is that it takes to expand the capacity.

If you get a ddos attack your super servers will hardly notice it; your customers will not notice it at all.

The servers will be as reliable as a pots line.

I will be happy to pay higher fees for this.


DSLR98004

join:2012-07-16
Bellevue, WA
reply to MartinM

MartinM: I support your plan. I live just outside of Seattle, but Houston is my primary POP (with Los Angeles as my fallback).



pende_tim
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reply to Blunderbuss

The fallacy in the '100' and '200' year event comparison is that in NJ we have had 3 100 year events in the past 2 years!
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