Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am thinking of moving some users into mostly cloud based applications. Anyone seen an good numbers on bandwidth demand per user? will moving 12 people to the cloud cost me twice as much in new t1's as it saves?

share|improve this question

closed as not constructive by John Gardeniers, l0c0b0x, gravyface, Zoredache, Ben Pilbrow Dec 20 '10 at 21:21

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Apart from being poorly worded, this question cannot be answered because there is no detail upon which an answer can be based. It's a bit like asking if 12 people will fit inside a box, without telling us anything about the people or the box. As for cost, that's too localised. – John Gardeniers Dec 20 '10 at 20:40
Well, he may just be ignorant of what he needs to ask. From the way the title is worded, I'm not sure if he's being cutesy but confused, or a troll of some sort. – mfinni Dec 20 '10 at 21:14
I love the title, though. – Tom O'Connor Dec 20 '10 at 22:37
I honestly expected it to be a question about ambient moisture affecting his physical T1, which I've seen before. – mfinni Dec 21 '10 at 0:54

You can answer this yourself if you know:

  1. How much bandwidth per user a given application is going to use
  2. How many users are going to be using each application
  3. What your current average unused bandwidth on your current T1 is

if Sum(1 X 2) (over all new applications) is greater than 3, then yes, you will need more bandwidth. Or see if you can find and decrease any non-business activities that are soaking up bandwidth.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.