usage should differ in the time somebody is looking at the Cloud dashboard and in the time nobody is looking.
By default (when nobody actively looking at the cloud dashboard) only metadata is sent. Stuff like:
- charts list
- node info
Therefore during this idle time, the traffic should depend mainly on how often new charts are created and deleted (e.g. when you have a lot of docker containers constantly started and stopped).
Those data are currently, unfortunately, being sent to the cloud uncompressed in JSON text form. We are working on an update which will rectify this (it will use binary protocol + “incremental diffs”/reduction in duplicated data being sent)
When somebody is looking at the cloud dashboard, data from visible nodes (only charts currently visible in browser of at least one Cloud user) are being streamed. This is done compressed. We do however have ideas on how to decrease the traffic in this case as well in the future.