Bandwidth Pooling

  • Posted April 28, 2013

So in many cases especially with cloud there are a few front end servers and multiple backend servers.

Is there any chance (in the future) that all bandwidth is pooled on the account rather than per node.

Such a case is a Load Balancer -> Web -> DB

The web and db servers will rarely see public traffic and the load balancer will do everything. However the load balance may be running on a small instance and will only get the 1TB of transfer each month while I have an extra 10 TB not being used between the web and db servers. And my monthly transfer is a lot more than the 1TB.

I see it was answered in the above thread, but can you please clarify that this is in fact happening?

And also a way to view how much bandwidth we have used (dosnt need to be accurate down to the second/minute but to the hour would be nice)


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DigitalOcean will not pool transfer caps across all droplets in an account. Each droplet will have its individual transfer cap.

FYI for others, filed a ticket and they said bandwidth is pooled to the account and not the node. That being said its node bandwidth/hours active, which is to be expected! <br> <br>On another note support responded fast!