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    OVH increased cost for AntiDDOS again

    NeoonNeoon Member
    edited October 2017 in General

    Hello,

    In 2013, our customers suffered many attacks from Dos. At that time we could not
    protect them because we did not have Anti Dos. It is a technology that costs
    extremely expensive for 2 reasons:
    the capacity of interconnections must be increased to avoid saturation between
    sources and our network
    the system that intercepts the Dos must be installed and cleaned without
    trafficking.
    In the course of 2013, we had discussed together on ovh mailing-lists with our customers,
    and we decided to change the price of our 2nd month services for 12 months in order to
    to finance the VAC: our Anti-Dos. It is by pooling all these heavy investments in
    through all the customers that we were able to set up an Anti Dos that protects all
    customers, by default, at very low unit cost per customer.
    Today, our network is doing well despite cashing more than 200 Dos per
    day with a very large DOS of 20 per week. You do not notice any
    this technology that works in the shade. The Dos are an ancient story and
    speaks practically more

    To achieve this level of performance, we have invested heavily in the
    Europe, the USA and recently in Asia. It is through this global network that we can
    receive each back to its closest source and clean it the fastest
    possible. It is thanks to 12tbps of network capacity and 4tbps of anti-ddos capacity that
    you can develop your business at OVH by remaining serene.
    Even though today the VAC is working very well, we need to continue
    develop and continue to develop the network all over the world. We
    must develop private and public peering with the maximum number of actors in order to
    the unused capabilities, ready to move the DOS to our network. This goes through
    the introduction of new POPs in the world, investment in new
    routers, peering negotiations, more and more often paying.
    We know that the war against the Dos is a race against time and
    today, we keep ahead, we could very quickly revive the
    situation in 2013 related to under-investment in technology. I do not want to live again
    the situation where I was forced to tell you that your service is down because there is a Back
    and I am unable to help you Anti-back is part of a basic service and we
    we must be at the forefront of technology.

    This is why we have decided to charge for this service in including by default in
    each service that we offer you. In this way, we'll have real tools
    to go much further in the fight against insecurity on our network, and the better you
    protect We need to build Anti Dos NextGen the one that will offer the
    ALS, even if you get Back, you ensure the quality of service even if you
    receive 1tbps Back. Today no one proposes and to our level, and we
    made the Best Effort.

    For dedicated servers, the cost of Anti-DDoS will be +1 € / month for Kimsufi, +2 € / month for SoYouStart, +5 € / month for OVH servers with 1Gbps network and +10 € / month for OVH servers with 10Gbps / 25Gbps / 40Gbps network. For VPS, the cost of Anti-DDoS will be +1 € / month. For Public Cloud, the cost of Anti-DDoS will be + 2 € / month for VMs in public bandwidth 250Mbps and + 5 € / month for VMs in public bandwidth of 500Mbps. We do not touch the price of dedicated Game servers that already pay the Anti-DDoS GAME in the price

    The price change is for new customers but also existing customers. For
    new customers, we will change the prices on the website within 2 weeks. For customers
    existing, we will send in the coming days an email to all customers, for a
    price change will apply from the first day of December. Also, prior to this date,
    you can renew your service for 3 months, 6 months or 12 months, with the current price

    It is rare for existing clients to be asked to contribute once the service has been
    subscribed Yes, it has been done only twice during the last 18 years: in 2013, with the
    Dos, and in 2016 linked to the exchange rate EUR USD or GBP EUR This will be
    the third time: to continue investing in the network, capacity,
    Anti -Dos technology and offer you the service at the top, with a monthly price predictable
    and without having to pay the options. We continue to think that the protection of our customers makes
    part of our default work Today, we pass step or we finally put a price on
    this service.
    Thank you for the trust you give us every day I do not like to change
    the rules of the game for a service in progress. Right there I do not see another possibility for
    to deliver you quality by continuing to innovate

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Sincerely,

    Octave

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