2 Benefits of Redundant Internet to Avoid Downtime

These days, the internet is critical for business operations. Whether it’s Cloud file sharing, VoIP phone services, online communication between employees or WiFi for guests, a reliable internet connection is a part of everything. But what happens if the connection should fail? Redundant Internet ensures that you can connect and access your data even when the primary line is down. The following shows the benefits of using a secondary connection to avoid downtime and keep your company up and running.

1. Guaranteed internet access

Disasters can strike at any time and come in many different shapes and sizes. To protect your critical data you must be proactive in your recovery planning. For example, tornados and hurricanes are not so prevalent, but everyone from the Northern U.S. (especially us Michiganders) know that heavy snowfall and flooding can damage a business.

Natural disasters cause physical destruction to buildings as well as power outages that disrupt communication and basic operations. Unfortunately, many backup solutions are not “last mile redundancy proof”, meaning they use the same route as a primary connection.  If the telephone poll gets hit across the street, the redundant line is useless!  An Iserv redundant Internet solution uses a completely different path than traditional internet lines and provides peace of mind that your data can be accessed immediately and your business is protected from potential revenue loss and customer frustration.

2. Business Continuity & Security

A Gartner Group study states that “25% of PCs will fail this year.” When the network crashes the downtime can be fatal to your operations. The main goal is to experience minimal data loss and get back to serving your customers. A Redundant internet connection ensures the safety and security of all critical information while the primary connection is repaired.

Here’s how it works. When the primary internet goes down, the backup connection executes an automatic failover during the outage. The secondary network continues to perform all the same functions until operations are restored. Even though the backup connection is a safety net, it will not slow down speeds or prohibit you from running as you normally do.

Now you might be thinking, why would I waste my money to install a backup connection to protect against something that may or may not happen? The truth is you never can be sure when an emergency will occur and you’d rather be safe than sorry. And as for the cost; compare the expenses of setting up a backup with the cost of downtime, lost business and a tarnished reputation. It’s a no-brainer.

Your company’s data is too important to let it fall through the cracks. To avoid costly downtime during a disaster scenario, it’s essential to have a “last mile proof” redundancy system in place to access and retrieve your data. You can never be too prepared.