2006 of ibiblio
Just one year ago, January 1, 2006, Fred Stutzman left ibiblio for the PhD program at the School of Information and Library Science. Ken Chestnutt joined us, coming from Accipiter and bringing some strong large datacenter management skills, good humor and strong cooking skills.
A few months later Don Sizemore rejoined us, coming from NCSU. Don was an ibiblio student employee as an undergraduate in Journalism and later as a Master's student in Information Science. Don's deep understanding of the ongoing culture of ibiblio and his experience in user support have helped us greatly during our datacenter move.
ibiblio datacenter move
We negotiated a very good new relationship with MCNC and the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) in 2006 as a result we cut our bandwidth and hosting costs by 2/3. And that includes an increase of bandwidth up to a new level of 500 Mbs. The new hosting facilities have already proved much more reliable than our previous hosting and networking set up on campus. Not only is our uptime improved but our ability to deal with surges of requests has improved far beyond our wildest hopes (see ibiblio metrics note below).
Part of the benefits of moving to MCNC was improved usage of National Lambda Rail and a closer network research relationship with NCREN. Thanks to ibiblio traffic, the NLR link from MCNC to Atlanta is consistently the heaviest used link on NLR.
We did the move of the entire datacenter with the planning and design and muscle power of Ken and Don and help from student employees -- Jonathan Mills in particular.
|800 Collections||1600+ Collections|
|3 million ftp+www/day||15+ million ftp+www/day*|
|1 terabyte of data||8 terabytes of data|
|1 large server, 2 peripherals||22 www/vhosts|
|2 database servers||5 database servers|
|4 radio stations||7 radio stations|