Most drivers would not contemplate using their cars without insurance, because the cost of that insurance is low in comparison with the loss if the car were written-off in an accident. This is even though the chance of incurring major damage is known to be quite small over the life of the car.
If your business relies heavily upon it's broadband or WAN connections, have you calculated the loss it would incur if your connections were offline for only one hour?
Putting in place backup connections (also known as redundancy or diversity) is not as expensive as you might think. But business should not imagine that using 3G or ADSL as redundancy for their high speed fibre service is anything other than a waste of time. Redundant services should be symmetric, corporate grade and capable of running at speed of at least 25% of the primary to have any chance of maintaining business continuity when they are called upon.
And to ensure any redundant connection will not be affected by the same outage that affects the primary connection, the providence of the secondary connection should be checked to ensure there is no reliance on the same carrier at any point in the overall solution.
Pacific Wireless offers a range of products to support businesses with high-availability requirements. Wireless Connect has innovative usage-based plans that offer low-cost standby pricing, and options to use the connections off-peak for data replication.
With Pacific Wireless, you can be sure that the network is entirely independent of all other carriers and ground-based infrastructure. We also offer an independent, suburban data centre product in Niche-DC to allow you to create a low cost disaster-recovery office, and integration is a breeze with our Smart-Net range of products, including Wireless Fusion, WAN-D and Smart-DC.
Can your business still operate if your primary connection is down?
If you're still unsure whether your business needs this type of solution, consider whether any of these descriptions sound like they might apply to your business:
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Some great thoughts to mull over: