Posted on 2009-04-02
I currently run a couple servers that host database driven websites. Our office is in the middle of a major conversion to move servers to a single central location on virtual servers. However they do not want to co-locate servers and we dont want to put our database server on a virtual server.
My questions is:
I curently have a 20MB external connection with a 100MB link from my router to my GB switch. My 2 servers (web and database) are connected to the swich via GB links. So right now when someone requests a page they come in through the 20MB link hit the web server which pulls data from the DB over the GB link then the info is sent back out over the 20MB link.
With this change we will be moving our web server to the virtualization center and thus routing all traffic between our web server and database over the 20MB connection. Will this slow down my websites and apps?