As I've posted before, we have just moved into the Orcon datacenter so we now have a 10mbps fibre and half rack colcoation with them. Speeds have been great and the service is very reliable. The only problem is the cost of international. Let's take a look at a couple of examples:
20GB: $100/month ($5/GB overage)
50GB: $200/month ($5/GB overage)
256kbps CIR / 1mbps PIR: $450/month
I saw that Hosting Direct is selling 1mbps CIR international for $99/month:
Anyway I have just spoken to the guy from there, Ben on the phone (he got banned from here as some may remember). Because hosting direct itself is Orcon's biggest customer, he thinks we can setup something along these lines:
- We maintain our current IPv4 and IPv6 subnets with Orcon
- We have 2 feeds into our cabinet, one for Orcon and one for Hosting Direct
- Hosting Direct and Orcon figure out routing of that subnet between them so Orcon route our national and Hosting Direct route international.
- We have a router with OSPF running that plugs into each of the two sockets, Orcon advertises NZ routes to and Hosting Direct advertises international routes
It seems pretty complicated but could save serious $$ on a monthly basis.
What are people's thoughts or do they even understand how this works (I'm struggling myself).