I just had a quick look at the Rackspace account, and it’s quite interesting. TDLR is that it’s going the right way
Our billing period is to the 7th of the month, so right now I’m working on the 7th Nov -> 7th Dec data. I’ll have the Jan bill in a few days, of course. I haven’t yet gotten to the point of writing shiny R webapps yet, but my scripting is improving, so I wrote something quick that takes in the Rackspace CSV and spits out a summary:
> rackspace('/tmp/mozilla_greg0/020-864112_B1-29142514.csv') Type Charges 5 NG Server IP - Hours 0 3 Server Image 2.10 2 CBS Volume 107.40 4 NG Server Bandwidth Out 556.51 6 NG Server Uptime 1155.23 1 Total 1821.24
So, noticeably, we’re under our $2k budget for the first time in ages, and with the CDN running now, I expect that to drop further (good stuff @evgeni ). That’s about $60 less on servers (within monthly fluctuations, to be honest), but $150 down on bandwidth.
Given the CDN wasn’t activated until Dec 12th, I’m struggling to explain it, but hopefully it’ll stay low now that the CDN is in. More data in a few days, and then maybe we can add another slave or two (I’m calling shotgun on the first one for metrics stuff )