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Hi,

We have a small hosting company, which has a 10MB internet connection and about 16 servers.

We are looking for a bandwidth management device, one where i can say "this ip has this much Guaranteed bandwidth, and this is it's maximum bandwidth"

I been looking at the planet networking BM-2155
http://www.planet.com.tw/product/product_dm.php?product_id=282&menu_id=29

what the experts thoughts on this device, would it suit us?

If not, what other devices would you guys recommend.

thanks
Dave

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by:NYtechGuy
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Go with the best - Packeteer has always been tops:

http://packeteer.com/products/packetshaper/

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by:Dave_Strydom
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I'm looking for something under $3000 (or around abouts)

Dave
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by:NYtechGuy
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they start in that area - $3000 - $3500.  

You would only need the 1700 model, which supports up to 45Mbps (1550 model only goes up to 2Mbsp):  http://packeteer.com/products/packetshaper/1700.cfm

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by:Dave_Strydom
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interesting...

I am looking at the data sheet.

IP Flows (TCP/Other IP) = 30,000 / 15,000

IP Hosts = 15,000


is IP Flows the amount of concurrent connections?

and IP hosts the amount of host IP's it supports on the device or what?
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by:Dave_Strydom
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http://www.shaperworks.com/PacketShaper1700.asp

up to 45MB shaping is $12 600 :(

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by:NYtechGuy
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ouch - thought they were cheaper.  

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by:Dave_Strydom
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any idea on this planet networking BM-2155?

anyone know if its any good or not.

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by:RPPreacher
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If a software solution would work, look at
http://www.softperfect.com/products/bandwidth/

$99 per license or $1000 site license.

We use it in our enterprise to great success.
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by:Dave_Strydom
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Hi PRPreacher,

For a small network I would consider it, but somehow i dont feel confident in trusting all traffic coming into our network up to a windows box running an application.

I've also had a look at astroflowguard, the problem with it is that it doesnt work with SATA or SCSI drives (only IDE) and doesnt work with any gigabyte network cards.

what about the Juniper NetScreen-50, would that be able to do what i'm looking for?

Dave
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by:Scotty_cisco
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You want to check out ALLOT

I have used a redundant pair in a network and they are very efficient and do an excellet job cant remeber the price it is more dependant on bandwidth requirements we got a 45 Mb one and it was still under 5K depending on how much bandwidth you have or want to police it would get more cost effective as the bandwidth goes down.

www.allot.com

Also there Tech support is awesome!!!

Thanks
Scott
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http://www.allot.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=269&Itemid=87\

the AC-402 is similar to what we used.

Thanks
scott
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by:Dave_Strydom
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After doing some searching, i've decided to go with the Edge-XL2800e from www.xroadsnetworks.com (its a pretty awesome device).

thanks
Dave
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