This post might be a restatement of the obvious to some, but I thought it was noteworthy enough to measure and mention this affect. I was twiddling my thumbs during a long sftp upload when I began to notice these transfers I was doing went really quickly between some servers, and not so much between others. How to control for all variables except the ones I wanted to vary? How to measure things in such a way that an overworked network technician with vested interests in saying the status quo is “good enough” will listen to you? These are things I wrestled with.
To be continued…