I was wondering if we (and by we I mean the community behind coding, AKA not me) would ever consider an option to throttle the amount of bandwidth used during certain hours?
I know it’s counter-intuitive, as you would want your node to be able to up/download as much as possible. But here’s why I ask:
I work for an MSP as the sales manager and a “senior” (read: more mature) tech that looks after dozens of servers for our clients. I’m looking to see if our backup provider can allow us to use Storj as our cloud storage option, and encourage our clients to use it. As part of this, they allow us to use some of their unused space to donate back to the network and thus get a discount on their backup costs per month (provided by us, not Storj - this would be a reseller thing).
The idea is good, except I can guarantee that all our clients aren’t going to want to be using 100% of their bandwidth during business hours (we are in Australia BTW), so for this to work we would need to somehow be able to throttle the Storj node’s bandwidth usage during their business hours. However it can run full throttle late at night, for example. I don’t fully understand the backend, and if that would impact the node’s reputation. Or maybe it wouldn’t be much of an advantage. But if it could be incorporated I would say right off the bat that our MSP could have well over 40TB of unused storage across at least 12 locations, and probably a lot more.
Even just being able to integrate it with a backup solution would be fantastic, since then as a sales man I can encourage the client to buy a NAS or server that can store more thyan they need, to be used for Storj - They get cheaper monthly backup costs, Storj gets another node that’s on 24/7 and we (hopefully) get the storj. Everyone wins!
Let me know if I didn’t explain myself very well - I might be a sales manager, doesn’t mean i’m good at selling ideas though