Being Resilient Requires Being Redundant: Pertaining to Route Diversity
For businesses in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the idea of resiliency is very real. No business can afford to go for days with no sales or even contact with their clients. And if the National Federal Communications System (NCS) requires redundancy for safety reasons, it’s a sure bet that it’s also important for you.
Technology Management Corporation (TMC’s) COB, Cheryl O’Brien agrees with the guidance from NCS: “Your business needs two completely separate routes of all communication, especially IP Telephony; with no common points of connection. These routes cannot have a similar path or be parallel and also need to enter and exit from distinctly separate points to the end point facilities.”
Other requirements include diverse mediums of transmission and termination equipment to be considered “Best Practice.” This can be accomplished with many mediums including copper wireline, fiber optic cable, free space optical, radio links or satellite link and the two paths should use different transmission mediums. When organizations consider the cost of these enhancements, the disaster recovery costs outweigh the investment.
Cheryl continues: “We can guide you in the right way to handle your voice, data and video connections, so that there are no single points of failure at your local network connections, loop or termination facilities. We can also ensure that your contract with your service providers include a clause that guarantees you priority restoration services in case of failure.”
Contact TMC at 952-470-0217 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a free consultation regarding questions about your company’s redundancy.