Is the SLA dead?
Can you get SLA'd service in NYC without paying exorbitantly for T1 or "direct Ethernet" connectivity?
Does it even matter if you can just buy redundant connectivity from TW(cable) and VZ(DSL)?
If it doesn't matter, then why does TW's contempt for customer service leave such a bad taste in the mouth?
Oh yeah. Because even when VZ works, you'd be better off with Snail Mail.
SLA's are alive and well but they are strictly the domain of commercial grade networks. So yeah, if I find that Level 3 is penalizing Netflix on my 10 Gbps pipe, I can go postal on them, but if I get lousy Netflix performance on my 50 Mbps FiOS connection, I'm more likely to get Lily Tomlin telling me they don't care.
Fortunately I don't have Netflix. But it's only a matter of time before the douchebags who run last-mile carriers turn their greed machine sights onto YouTube.
I'm talking about the connectivity for your typical cubicle farm. "Commercial grade network" is a slippery concept these days. "Business class" service frequently comes with no SLA, if it's cable/DSL class - unless you push for one.
Fucking lame, is what it is.
Yeah, and FiOS is the replacement for T1! Without the SLA. Lame.
If you're in a metropolis like NYC, chances are *someone* has either lit your building or deliberately deployed a metro ethernet infrastructure into it. Good luck anywhere else though. Your best bet is to order an OC3 so they have to run fiber :)
The PON technology that runs FiOS is *capable* of QoS but they're not using it for anything other than reserving enough bandwidth for voice. To be honest, I'm still absolutely thrilled with my FiOS service; it's blazingly fast *all* the time and I've had close to zero downtime in the nearly five years I've had it. There is certainly no business class SLA attached to it, of course. But it's still several orders of magnitude more dependable than anything the cable company is capable of delivering.
disconnecting the modem from both the cable and power. I had to upgrade my modem so I purchased one, at that
point my IP address changed, but I don't think it has changed since. I logged it at one time and a Dec 3, 2013
shows the same IP address as today.
It may not be static, but it hasn't changed.
class SLA attached to it, of course. But it's still several orders of
magnitude more dependable than anything the cable company is capable of
Two tin cans tightly connected with a string would be "several orders of magnitude more dependable than anything the cable company is capable of delivering."
Goodbye Internet. Hello Hinternet:
Not that it would get much data across quickly, but low data requirements would find a way.
still in use.
What IG said. From a provisioning standpoint, when I have a client that insists on FiOS, it's actually considered a Broadband equivalent, on the order of Cable or DSL - definitely not T1. Believe it or not, we can even get an SLA for it - it's just not worth much once the calcs are done. T1 and MPLS are still the way to go if you need decent quality of speed and dependability....if you can afford the cost, that is; the jump is huge.
Meanwhile, what I usually see cost conscious buyers do is simply get broadband service from two or more providers (one telco and one cablecrap) and use one as a backup for the other. After about half a dozen support requests to change a VPN peer address in a two week period, our ops guys figure out that they're on a dynamic IP and tell them we don't support that and they have to figure out a way to make it work automatically.
them we don't support that and they have to figure out a way to make it
It's cheap to get a static IP from VZN and TW. Their QOS still sucks, even with the static IP...
not recently. For some reason Amazon put it on "the cloud" for me and then told me I can listen to it whenever,
wherever I want.
I can't listen to it in my car when I want.
The cloud has clouded your brain
You're talking to a brain in a vat. IG uploaded his consciousness to teh cloud last year.
As for who or what you ate lunch with the other day... I don't know. Be worried.