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Instrumenting high-capacity sites
Hello all, Background: I am the platform architect of a new, very high projected volume, web-site. Initial troughput numbers are greater than 1Gbps with a TB of online disk space. Initial site-backbone capacity is expected to exceed 5Gbps. Thois includes both HTML and streaming multi-media content. Projections are estimated to increase radically on commencement of service. Some of your organization will be approached, by the General Contractor, within the next few months. We will issue an RFP in 1Q2000. I am not at liberty to reveal more than this at the moment. What I need are links to vendors that provide instrumentation for multi-Gbps backbones (aggregated 1000baseSX), local directors, and firewall support (yes, I know about Checkpoint). Can some of you help me out here? What have you used and what works, as well as what doesn't? Please respond in private e-mail or the on-topic wardens will cast a hex on me <grin>. BTW, I also need (later) a list of providers that have a substantial "dark fiber" network and can support cold-potato routing options. We will need colo space with multi-Gbps feeds (Cisco 6500 series, our end).