I'm trying to figure out what kind of server setup I will need to support:
- 1K http post requests per second
- each post will contain a xml file between 5-50K (average of 25 kilobytes)
Even if I get a 100 Mb/s connection with my dedicated box (they usually give 10 Mb/s but you can upgrade), from my calculations that is about 12K kb/s which means about 480 25kb files per second.
So this means I need around 3 servers then, each with 100 Mb/s connection.
Would a single server running HAProxy be able to redirect the requests to other servers or does this mean I need to get something else that can handle more than 100 Mb/s to proxy things out to the other servers?
If my math is off I'd appreciate any corrections you may have.