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Re: trollage (Re: Akamai server reliability)

  • From: Bill Woodcock
  • Date: Mon Nov 28 14:25:23 2005

      On Mon, 28 Nov 2005, Christian Kuhtz wrote:
    > > I know the idea is to have very cheap boxes in clusters, but I wonder
    > > how much they're paying in shipping for replacing the cheap hardware.
    > Never underestimate the amount of airbills that can be paid with KISS
    > strategy.

Yep, that's true.  Shipping is cheap, it's customs that's expensive and 
time-consuming, and Akamai tends to avoid the kind of places where you 
have to deal with a lot of customs.