How Implementing Network Redundancy Can Save Your Bacon

How Implementing Network Redundancy Can Save Your Bacon

By |2023-02-28T16:39:51+13:0023 February, 2023|Blog, IT Services|

For business owners, keeping your day-to-day operations running smoothly and avoiding interruptions is a top priority.

And in a modern digital environment, a crucial aspect of ensuring continuity of operations is maintaining both network redundancy and internet redundancy.

Network and Internet redundancy are essential for businesses that rely on cloud services to keep their operations running smoothly.

At OneCall we understand the importance of having multiple layers of protection in place to safeguard your business from potential network and internet outages.

More and more services are migrating to the cloud and often businesses have a single path across single bits of networking kit to make this happen. If one of these devices fail or the service fails, you’re ‘dead in the water’.

However, by implementing network and internet redundancy, you can ensure that your business continues to operate even in the event of a failure or interruption.

Putting in Place Multiple Layers of Protection

Redundancy technologies provide multiple layers of protection against outages, ensuring that businesses can continue to operate even in the event of a network or internet failure.

  • Network Redundancy

One of the main benefits of network redundancy is that it allows for multiple paths for data to reach the Internet.

This means that if one path becomes unavailable, the data can be routed through another path, ensuring that there is no interruption.

This can be achieved through the use of redundant network devices, such as routers and switches, as well as by implementing redundancy protocols, such as Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) or Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP).

This is especially important for businesses that rely on cloud services for critical operations, such as Microsoft Cloud services (Exchange, SharePoint etc), Xero or even your voice system.

  • Internet Redundancy

Internet redundancy, on the other hand, provides multiple connections to the internet through different service providers.

This ensures that if one connection goes down, another can take its place, minimising any interruption in service.

This can be achieved through the use of load balancers, which distribute traffic among multiple internet connections, or through the use of bonded internet connections.

In addition, having redundancy in place can also provide a more reliable and faster internet connection which is vital for businesses that are dependent on internet-based services such as VoIP, cloud-based applications, and e-commerce.

At OneCall, we understand the importance of keeping your business running smoothly, and that’s why we recommend implementing network and internet redundancy as part of your overall IT strategy.

Our team of experienced consultants can work with you to design and implement a redundancy solution that meets the specific needs of your business.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you ensure continuity of operations for your business.

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