I am new to this, being from a desktop support background but I have a keen interest in network and infrastructure which I wish to develop!
Our company has been asked to investigate Ad Serving technology for a client. Now, we have a dedicated network/intrafrastructure consultant, who is currently on holiday and challenged me to work out the answer while she was away. I thought I'd impress her (and the people here) by having a go, but so far have spent hours searching the net in vain.
Okay, finally, to the question:
What sort of bandwidth would be required for a banner server (http), that is expected to serve up 1 million page impressions per day. I have been given a hint by the consultant who says that it averages out to around 80 per second - however, I don't understand how she got to this figure.
I know that a High Availability system would have to be implemented, probably an "active/active" farm solution with suitable load balancing to provide the necessary fault tolerance and performance. But what is the formula / method of working out required bandwidth (i.e. what sort of connection would need to be bought)?
I realise that there will be peak loads and the idea is to make cost-effective use of bandwidth. I also understand that a banner is 12kB, and that the bandwidth required won't be as large as the maximum possible peak - but what would the acceptable compromise be?
If there are any suitable on-line resources/guides you can direct me to, I would also be very grateful.
Many thanks for your time,