Question

Network I/O Throttling/Capacity

Posted March 26, 2015 3.1k views
Ubuntu Scaling Networking

Hello,
I’m setting up some streaming servers for a client. I’ve noticed DigitalOcean has a great price for data transfer to client so it seems very competitive.

What is not clear is the Network I/O per droplet size - Which is about 100mbps on 1G RAM instances for the competitors.

Is the maximum Network I/O known or is there any sort of throttling per droplet?

Thank you

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We do not throttle the connection to any droplet. Each physical hypervisor node is connected via multiple 1Gbps network links which are shared by the droplets on that node. In practice we ask that users limit their bandwidth throughput to 300Mbps per droplet via software means if their services are likely to regularly go over that threshold.

I can multiply my droplets and throttle them to a maximum of 300Mbps. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for your help.

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