Building a Backup Internet Solution

When Connections Fail Building A Backup Internet Solution

This February, as we think about connections of all kinds, let’s focus on one of the most critical for your business: your Internet connection. In life, things don’t always go as planned. Internet downtime is a perfect example. A sudden, unexpected event that can disrupt your operations and cost you dearly. Having a backup Internet solution can spare your business from unnecessary heartache, paving the way for resilience and uninterrupted success.

Have a Backup Plan You Can Rely On

The Cost of Internet Downtime

Much like an unexpected argument that can sour a perfect date, Internet downtime arrives without warning, bringing inconvenience and often substantial expense. For small businesses, the average cost of downtime per minute is an astonishing $427, translating to a potential loss of $25,620 over just one hour. The culprits?

  • Hardware failures
  • Unexpected latency spikes
  • Cyber-attacks
  • Physical damages
  • Human errors
  • ISP outages

Beyond the immediate loss of time, each minute of downtime represents missed opportunities, diminished revenue, and sometimes, lost love (from your customers). Understanding that downtime can stem from both minor and severe issues underscores the value of every moment of connectivity.

Building An Internet Connection That’s Meant to Last

Internet solutions are not a one-size-fits-all. When looking to improve Internet reliability it’s important to consider your goals. This might include:

  • Getting as much uptime as possible
  • Resuming business operations quickly following an outage including those caused by a natural disaster
  • Optimizing cloud technology and application performance (video conferencing, VoIP calls, Microsoft 365, POS, CRM, etc.)
  • Avoiding interruptions when failing over from one internet connection to another
  • Efficiently managing company IT resources from budget to team staffing

True resilience, much like true love, comes from a deep understanding of needs and customizing efforts to fulfill them.

Failover Solutions: Don’t Let Anything Disrupt Your Operations

In networking, a failover solution acts as the perfect wingman. It ensures that even when your primary connection goes through a rough patch, there’s a dependable backup ready to take over, keeping your business running smoothly with no interruptions. It’s about not putting all your eggs in one basket, or in this case, all your data through one connection.

Ensuring Continuous Connectivity

Leveraging multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) is a strategic approach to achieve a more reliable and potentially faster Internet connection. The primary reason to use multiple ISPs is for redundancy.

Redundant Internet refers to a setup where there are multiple Internet connections available to ensure continuous online access. In other words, if one connection fails, another one automatically takes over, minimizing the risk of downtime. This is especially important for businesses or services where uninterrupted internet access is crucial for operations, like online stores, data centers, or any organization relying heavily on cloud services.

Redundant Internet can involve different technologies, such as fiber optic, DSL, or cellular networks, and might be managed through various hardware solutions or more complex network infrastructure. SD-WAN (Software-defined WAN) can intelligently manage and route traffic across multiple internet connections, optimizing for performance and reliability.

How SD-WAN Works

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is the matchmaker in the world of networking, intelligently directing traffic across the best available routes and connections. SD-WAN technology is like knowing you have a backup date planned if the first one doesn’t show up. It automatically switches to the best available path without you needing to lift a finger.

Just Solutions Partnership With Bigleaf Networks

Just Solutions has found its perfect match with Bigleaf Networks, ensuring that our clients’ connections are as enduring and reliable as the most celebrated love stories. Bigleaf’s cloud-first SD-WAN service is designed to optimize internet and cloud performance, dynamically adapting to the ebb and flow of your connectivity needs, much like a devoted partner adapts to support you through thick and thin.

Just Solutions, in partnership with Bigleaf, is here to optimize your connectivity, drastically reducing the risks and costs associated with internet downtime. Get in touch today to future-proof your business and keep the flame of your operations burning bright, no matter what.