I've got a few hotspot at the moment but I'm thinking about adjusting the setup, and I'd like to get some feedback (pro's and con's) and tips of how/if I should go ahead with this. At the moment my I'm running various hotspots which each have different amounts of users; hence needing upto 3 WAN connections at one location.
I was thinking about adjusting my setup to use a datacenter for various reason which I've listed below. I've drawn a network diagram to show you what I mean but the finer details I'm unsure on how it would best work.
Client > RB > ISP > Internet
Client's data is subjected to PCC to loadbalance over various WANS which is causing high CPU load.
Radius Server = DMAsoftlabs (held in a remote location)
Reason for adjusting the setup:
To hide all traffic from the hotspot locations
To help improve the overall speed (as data from the hotspot will only be sent to the datacenter)
To create a more secure setup
To get around any ISP bandwidth throttling which happens due to users downloading items in peak hours
To see if I can improve the end user experience.
Reasons against this:
Additional cost per month (no one like more overheads)
Hard to get working correctly?
Creates 1 point of failure
What I don't know:
If this model was used, how/what would be the best method of tunnelling the traffic.
How would this affect the CPU load (which is already high due to PCC)
Could I offload PCC to the datacenter and would that do any better?
What would be the best OS to use for the job (RB/Linux/Windows?)
What specs server would I need to do this and would be dependant on hotspots or users (i.e next upgrade)