02 Apr 3 Things You Must Consider for Truly Diverse Internet Redundancy
Let’s face it, when your Internet is down, your business is down. With more and more businesses moving their critical applications to the Cloud, it is imperative to consider multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to secure access to your essential corporate data. It makes even more sense to ensure that these ISPs are diverse for true redundancy and disaster avoidance.
Here are three things to consider for truly diverse internet redundancy. Review these to guarantee that your ISPs are disparate and are not subject to the same elements that could cause simultaneous outages of both networks:
- Diverse Building Entrance – Most providers leverage underground cabling and fiber facilities to enter buildings. Whether your provider is reselling the phone company’s access to the building or they have built their own, 9 times out of 10 they are using the same conduit from the street to the basement of the building. If this entrance is compromised, both ISPs can suffer the same fate.
- Diverse Path – Telecom is an incestuous business and fiber providers often lease access from one another. In addition, it’s very difficult to ascertain the underground routes that these fiber links take in the last mile. So how do you know if the providers traverse different routes underground?
- Diverse Internal Wiring – Some common outages are caused by cables that are cut or destroyed within the building itself. Fiber providers are collocated in the basement and share the same route as all other providers that pull cable upwards to the customer’s suite.
A Viable Alternative
Consider high speed wireless access as the only truly diverse alternative to fiber. There are thousands of service providers, but only a few last mile providers. Whether you use the big phone company, the cable provider, or your provider was fortunate enough to build its own building entrance, 90% of all buried infrastructure share the same facilities. Even for the few they have their own conduit, fiber, and cabling systems, certainly all of them share the terrain. Fixed Wireless is the only answer to a diverse path from your corporate network to the Internet backbone for ultimate redundancy.
By establishing Line of Sight (LOS) from the rooftop of your building to the rooftop of an Internet Backbone Gateway, NewConnect delivers Wireless Fiber at Gigabit speeds that avoids all other providers and cabling systems. The roof offers a highly diverse building entrance; air as a medium allows for a completely diverse path in the last mile; and because all wiring is extended from the roof downward to the customer suite, your NewConnect service will never share the same inside wiring path as your fiber access.
Disaster Avoidance for Cloud Connectivity
- Avoid Water Main Breaks
- Avoid Manhole Disasters
- Avoid Fiber Cuts
- Avoid Internal Cable cuts
- Avoid Downtime
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