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May 16, 2023

Network Redundancy and Failover – What is it, and Why Do You Need it?

Featured, Network Security

In today’s rapidly evolving business world, the need for reliable, high-speed internet connectivity has never been more critical. Unfortunately, even the best wireline providers still experience outages and downtime. During these periods of downtime businesses experience immeasurable losses in productivity and revenue. Our custom-tailored internet redundancy and failover solutions can eliminate these concerns and make outages a thing of the past.

What is failover, and how does it work?

Simply put, failover is an automated internet backup solution that switches to a secondary connection when the primary connection fails. Internet failover solutions ensure uninterrupted internet connectivity in case of an outage or disruption. Our custom failover solutions will enable your business to continue running smoothly even if the primary internet connection fails, resulting in improved productivity and increased revenue.

Why is failover crucial for your organization?

At first glance, 99.5% uptime may sound impressive until you realize it still equates to roughly four hours of downtime each month. These outages can mean significant productivity and revenue loss for your business. Gartner estimates the average business loses $5,600 per minute of Internet downtime. For companies with multiple locations, that downtime can quickly become very expensive. By implementing our failover and multi-WAN (internet) connectivity solutions, businesses can maintain near 100% uptime, ensuring uninterrupted critical operations.

Benefits of implementing internet failover solutions:

  • Increased uptime: Failover solutions ensure your business remains connected to the internet, even if the primary internet connections fails. This significantly increases your uptime and minimizes network downtime.
  • Enhanced Security: Failover devices often come with built-in security features, such as firewalls and VPNs, ensuring the secondary connection is secure.
  • Cost-Effective: Implementing internet failover has minimal costs compared to the losses in productivity and revenue during downtime.
  • Load balancing: Multi-WAN Management can also balance network traffic across multiple WAN connections, ensuring optimal performance and preventing network congestion.
  • Scalability: Our custom solutions can scale to meet the growing needs of any business. By providing additional internet connections, our solutions can handle increased traffic and ensure reliable performance even during periods of high demand.

Always Connect Solutions – Your Failover Solutions Partner

Always Connect Solutions specializes in designing and deploying failover and connectivity solutions for organizations of all sizes. We offer a simple plug-and-play device, remotely managed with cloud-delivered services. Our solutions provide reliable, network failover with optional bandwidth aggregation and load balancing to optimize your internet connectivity and infrastructure. We understand the unique needs of businesses and work closely with our clients to provide customized solutions that meet their specific requirements. We are more than just a solutions provider – we are a dedicated guide to help you navigate and manage your connectivity solutions. Let us help ensure your business and solutions are Always Connected.