TL;DR executive summary question: where is it all going?
I have been running half-dozen servers from one location and noticed that over the last year the traffic almost tripled and edging towards continuous 100kpps (100Mbps.)
They sent more than a trillion NTP packets since that location was set up in 2016. http://leobodnar.com/LeoNTP/all-LeoNTP-servers.php
During that time total number of servers in the pool has not increased.
This made me think about long-term future of this setup. There is no indication that the cost for renting the place will be coming down so I’d like to have a plan.
What is the overall roadmap for the next 5 years for time serving in general and ntp pool in particular?
Are we expecting something fundamental to happen to the network infrastructure that will make international NTP traffic drop or are we just tagging along?
Do we expect traffic per server to stay steady, grow or drop?
My servers are in EU, World and China zones so I am more interested in global trend for the whole world rather than some specific regional subtleties.