Brad Fitzpatrick (bradfitz) wrote in lj_maintenance,
Brad Fitzpatrick


So here's the deal with the broken images right now....

Awhile back we signed up with a second bandwidth provider to host all our images. Rates had fallen so much since we got locked into our first bandwidth contract, we figured we'd move everything past our obligatory 10 Mbps to the new provider, where we could get things cheaper.

So, we did that, and that finally got our first provider's attention, who after weeks of struggling agreed to take our business back and gave us a revised contract: expensive for the first 10 Mbps, then cheap (modern rates) after that....

But, we'd already signed a contract with the new provider. They're nice and flexible, but the quality isn't as good. Luckily the contract was short-term.

Right now both image servers are sitting idle (we only need to keep up), but their broken load balancers (which we don't even get access to) aren't sending them connections for some reason, and we have no clue why.

We might just bail on our new contract, pay the 50% cancellation fee or whatever, and go back to our reliable servers/connection where we have control of things since it's no longer expensive there.

In the meantime, I'm working on moving things back over to Internap (provider #1) temporarily at least.


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