Peplink Balance: A Way To Ensure The Internet Is Always Available

ITBusiness Edge: Peplink Balance – A Way To Ensure The Internet Is Always Available

ITB small biz tech blogger Paul Mah explores the notion of SMBs subscribing to multiple Internet services, aggregating them to create one big pipe and using the load balancing features of a product like Peplink Balance to ensure 100% up-time.

“Have you ever encountered a situation where you were rushing to send out a quote or tender, or urgently needed to confirm certain information online prior to dealing with a customer only to discover that your Internet service provider (ISP) has chosen that particular moment out of the entire month – or year for the matter – to go down.

Where enterprise companies might have the clout to sign up for a leased line with guaranteed availability, lower-tiered Internet-access plans are generally provided on a ‘best effort’ basis. And even if your SMB has a 99.9 percent uptime service level agreement, this still leaves more than 8 hours of possible downtime a year. This figure gets progressively worse at 99.5 percent and 99 percent reliability, which works out at 43 hours to 87 hours of downtime respectively.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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