The solution to the problem of network congestion from a campus, such as a university, from Google Docs, for an example when 30+ students’ login to Google Docs and edit the same document from the same network, could be resolved by designing a micro-server that can be implemented at the Network level at each campus, for a fee. This would essentially allow documents to be edited at the Google level, on the campus, or from nodes close to the campus, all while limiting the number of write requests to the main datacenter hosting the Google Docs document. This would solve the problem of the document crashing constantly. The architecture would basically be a leader to leader writing configuration between the micro server and the datacenter, so the micro server would write directly to the leader at the datacenter – however all the incremental writes to the document would occur from the micro server, so it would add a layer of separation in-between the students and the Google datacenter. This essentially would allow the datacenter to not become as congested, like adding a step-down transformer for power before it enters a sub-division.
- Patrick R. McElhiney
- Google Improvements (GI)