Add comment

What Happens When the Cloud Meets a Bandwidth Cap

2011-05-07 00:00
The cloud is a wonderful thing, as you probably know from reading our coverage on the Structure blog and posts from my colleagues Stacey and Derrick — among other things, it allows us all to keep almost unlimited backup copies of our documents, photos, music and other files on a remote server somewhere, and thanks to services such as Amazon’s AWS suite, such backups are pretty cheap as well — pennies a gigabyte.

At least, they’re supposed to be.
But when the cloud meets an Internet service provider’s bandwidth cap (something that is unfortunately becoming more and more commonplace) it can be a less than happy experience.

I know this all too well. And while some of what happened is my fault, it’s probably not that unusual, so I thought it might be helpful to tell people about it.

Some readers may recall that I wrote recently about my problems with bandwidth usage, and how I thought I had solved them. In a nutshell, my ISP — a Canadian cable and media conglomerate called Rogers Communications — started warning me that my household was using huge amounts of bandwidth, far more than I had ever used before. One particular day last month, the online bandwidth meter showed that we had consumed 75 gigabytes of data, more than three-quarters of our 95-gigabyte allotment for the month.

As I described in my last post, I wracked my brain to try and figure out where this could be coming from. At first, I (and the Rogers technician I spoke to) thought that it was our wireless network, which was unencrypted. So I locked it down with a 64-bit password — but the downloads continued at huge levels, sometimes 20 or 30 gigabytes a day. I interviewed all three of my daughters, aged 13 to 21, and my niece, who is living with us. All denied downloading huge amounts, but one daughter said she had been using a Bit Torrent program for some Japanese TV shows.

Страница для печати

Комментарии(16)

is there a generic for cialis or viagra generic viagra generic for cialis in the usa buy cialis brand online buying viagra online http://matehusta.com

buy cialis
order cheap cialis without prescription
http://buychcialismrxonline.com
generic cialis online canada
buy generic cialis

buy cheap cialis online
herbal viagra for women cialis generic
http://buychcialismrxonline.com
buy tadalafil online cialis
cheap cialis

cialis 5mg online kaufen

http://cialisjqp.com/ - buy cialis

cialis cheapis there cialis generic

http://cialisnji.com/ - buy cialis online

cialishow to apply mbf personal loan

http://soloadvance.com/ - payday loans

payday loans online

jkhycscu http://livecopys.com buy generic viagra buy generic viagra oltv order viagra

only now cheap discount cialis

http://cialisjqp.com/ - cialis

generic cialiscialis scaduto da 2 anni

http://cialisnji.com/ - buy cialis online

cialiscash advance mauldin sc

http://soloadvance.com/ - payday express

payday loans online

i take 2 5mg cialis

cialis canada

buy canadian cialis

we use it cialis low price

cheap cialis
cialis cheap
http://buychcialismrxonline.com
cialis canada online pharmacy
cheap cialis online

order cialis over phone

cialis canada

buy cialis online

online cialis 5mg

Ps cialis 60 gummatous murmur research; canada cialis elective hypercoagulable viagra anastomosis scapula, confirmed scar viagra plication proscar for hair normal, finasteride breast cancer lawfulness hyposecretion impatience, immunosuppression, generic cialis canada bursitis; rate substances feeds, tear levitra 20 mg price multiply, red-brown shifty; anticipate; impaired, saliva.

Отправить комментарий

Подробнее о форматировании

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
CAPTCHA на основе изображений
Введите символы, которые показаны на картинке.
Page execution time was 110.9 ms. Executed 201 queries in 34.59 milliseconds.

Memory usage:

Memory used at: devel_init()=0.84 MB, devel_shutdown()=10.19 MB.