Sustained Bandwidth and 95% Billing
Like most companies, Panix calculates bandwidth for billing purposes on
the basis of 95th-percentile usage. That is, we measure usage every
five minutes, discard the highest 5% of the samples and bill on the
highest remaining number. This means that a few uncharacteristically
high usage spikes won't cause a dramatic billing increase.
We calculate usage by the calendar month.
By default, colo customers have a 10mbps maximum for sustained throughput. If you anticipate a heavier load, please let us know so we can make special arrangements.
More detailed information on 95th percentile billing is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burstable_billing.
Last Modified:Wednesday, 30-Jan-2013 12:14:42 EST
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