Can anyone recommend an on-demand bandwidth provider for video file downloads? My client has a bunch of movie files that normally only get 10 hits per day, but once every year or two after uploading a new movie we get slashdotted and suddenly have 10,000 hits per hour for two days.
We got tired of paying $700/mo for dedicated bandwidth at our old provider when we weren’t using it most months. But now we have a bunch of really fantastic new videos to upload and I suspect we will get slashdotted.
(These new movies are truly fantastic … you get to watch an entire Space Shuttle launch sequence from the POV of a “Rocketcam” mounted on the solid rocket booster … from launch all the way down to splashdown in the ocean and the waves swirling over the camera. All with sound.)
I want our website to survive the next slashdotting, so I’m thinking it might be smart to host the video files elsewhere with an on-demand service that only charges us for the bandwidth we use. But I’m not familiar with these services, so a reference would be appreciated. Thanks!