The Affordable High Availability Network Service
As businesses in all areas of the economy move more of their operations online, they rely on a continuous flow of information to drive and support critical business decisions. Web portals, just-in-time inventory applications, and distribution centers must always stay available. In particular, browser-based applications have become critical to enable online transactions and vital communications between branch offices and headquarters. Enterprises simply cannot afford to allow a downed network to interfere with customer service or the flow of business. Not surprisingly, the need for a high availability network solution is what keeps many C-level managers awake at night.
But help is on the way. The HughesNet High Availability Network service employs both terrestrial and satellite communications to provide businesses an affordable, private network solution that ensures continuous, reliable service delivery via co-primary connection paths to each site. As a result, the HughesNet High Availability Network service yields a flexible, cost-effective alternative to more expensive, dedicated terrestrialonly solutions.
Conventionally, such solutions have involved multiple terrestrial network paths that may lie in the same trench or go though the same central office, creating a potential common point of failure. With the HughesNet High Availability Network service, an outage in either the terrestrial or satellite path will automatically re-route applications to the other live path and allow business to keep functioning at full capacity. In addition, the offering includes policy-based routing, which allows applications to be assigned to whichever path delivers the best performance based on normal operation.
“The essence of our HughesNet High Availability Network service is that it combines co-prime access with a fully managed service, giving our customers the confidence of having a robust, flexible network that meets both availability and growth demands at an affordable price—all managed by a trusted partner,” said Ken Cohen, assistant vice president of marketing, North America for Hughes.
Hughes has a long history of delivering managed network services. In fact, Hughes managed services were recognized by the Yankee Group in a 2006 report as having more locations under management than any other service provider in North America. Of 200,000 total locations at which the company provides management, 110,000 locations are receiving a complete managed service from Hughes.
By choosing the HughesNet High Availability Network service, CIOs will not only help keep their companies running, they may even sleep better at night.