BTnet - Framestream technology
Posted on 2004-10-27
Hi, one of my clients uses BTNet - Framestream as a server to 400 branch connection, I never really got the grasp of framestream, but as I understand it, it is a Frame Relay system which can carry IP data, perhaps someone can help me understand it better. I understand the Internet and the fact that you can put an application securely on the net and it could transfer to loads of data to our branches and only bottleneck which is normally the correction of the host (100mbit/sec), so I can get 100mbit/sec / 400 branches = 0.25mbit/sec on a perfect server.
The server connection on Framestream is limited to 2mbit/sec and each branch is also 2mbit/sec. However sending large files to each of these branches takes forever, as I understand it, you have 2mbit/sec all the time, unconditional. So, if 10-20 of the branches requested a large file (or same file), the 2mbit/sec from the server is shared between 10-20 connections. (slow)
So my question...
If I use a Peer2Peer type system, place multiple FTP servers on the clients network (say each area of the country), could I load balance (share out data) or would I be wasting our time? Is the limit 2mbit/sec max or can I have lots of 2mbit/sec limits.