Expedient utilizes the 95th percentile calculation for customer bandwidth usage. The 95th percentile calculation allows a customer to have a short (36 hours during a monthly cycle) burst in traffic without overages. The 95th percentile calculation says that 95% of the time, the usage of bandwidth is at or below X amount. (Where X is the customer committed bandwidth amount) The sampling interval used (how often samples are taken) is 5 minutes or 300 seconds. Each sample is represented as an average number of bps (number of bits transferred divided by 300 seconds), and at the end of the month all samples are ordered from highest to lowest, and the top 5% of samples are thrown out. The next highest sample is the 95th percentile for the given monthly cycle.
DDoS
Our internet service has inclusive DDoS mitigation and protection, so in the event that you being targeted our edge monitoring systems will notice that impact and stop the attack.