I am looking at a software database to license for a server that claims a cost of $1,800 per core. I would like to propose that instead of a per core marketing agreement, we find a bandwidth marketing agreement.
I want to find a fair equivalent. To do that, I need to know roughly how much bandwidth each core can provide. I know that this probably depends on a myriad of factors including connection speed, etc.
Is there a rough approximation that can be had? For instance, to make up numbers, if each core can handle 200mb/second, and we know we have 1gb/second traffic, this means we need five cores licensed. I would then like to calculate that each megabyte of traffic costs $0.002, or whatever it works out to be.