I started wondering about this last week when I spoke with a friend who was just configuring a new HA setup for one of the newspaper web sites and we chatted about the loads, bandwidth and other greasy details.
Where could I find information about the most popular web sites in NZ, estimated numbers of visitors and like? Basically the type of data that the advertisisers would use to decide where to put their ad's. More detailed information than one gets from e.g. Alexa. The links from e.g. InternetNZ seem to be more questionnaire-type of information.
Alexa lists TradeMe, NZ Herald and Stuff, followed by on-line banks, the largest local NZ sites. Take something like NZ Herald, what level of traffic do they generate? 1 Gbit/s at peaks?
How much traffic do the ISP's exchange, does any of the NZ IX's publish their statistics? APE, WIX, at what level are the traffic through them, 10 Gbit/s, 20 Gbit/s? Do the largest IX'es already do 10GE?
Take a random big NZ ISP, how much international capacity do they have in place? Multiple 10GE's? A smaller ISP, GE with a few hundred Mbit/s of CIR?
Any pointers would be appreciated, also happy to get confidential PM. I'm just trying to build some generic knowledge, rough figures are just fine.
PS. Why am I asking? I've been involved with the internet stuff since early 90's, we're working on to move to NZ and I hope to work with the internet down there as well, somehow, somewhere. An understanding of the bigger picture always helps.
*) I even started collecting netflow data for my home connection.. Doesn't look too good (50G over the last week, I don't do games nor any serious p2p) but quite a few services are in the cloud (sigh, hate that term..).