Have a Fail-Safe Way to Ensure Business Continuity
Develop an affordable business continuity strategy in the face of uncertainty, to ensure you remain up and running- even in the face of outages.
With more pressure being put on the network as employees move from traditional office environments to remote working, it’s important to ensure your network performance and allocation of bandwidth.
Deploying a SD-WAN solution in high availability configuration can add an additional layer of security and resilience to the network setup. Pairing these devices so the first is designated as the “active” or master” unit and the secondary as the “passive” or “slave” unit will have both devices constantly communicate information and metrics. Should the “active” unit stop responding, the “passive” unit will seamlessly take over traffic management and operations normally, while alerting the IT department. This is the key benefit to ensuring business continuity in high-pressure situations where more people are accessing the network remotely. Reducing the workload of the IT department who is dealing with new challenges with constantly changing environments allows them to focus on other tasks.
Further, ensure your business continuity strategy by separating the location of the devices to different sites. While they can provide link balancing failover solutions when set up in the same room, if the organization’s headquarters were compromised and the devices were damaged, then you
will experience an outage. If the devices were in different locations, business would continue normally. This adds a layer of disaster recovery to your business continuity strategy.
Considering the cost of downtime, which could mean thousands of lost dollars per minute for some companies, it’s no wonder why many organizations are looking for ways to protect themselves against outages, both planned and unplanned.
BENEFITS OF A HIGH AVAILABILITY DEPLOYMENT
- Provides a strong approach to disaster recovery
- Offers protection against unplanned outages
- Reduces the impact on clients and remote users during planned outages
In times of uncertainty, this cost-effective solution can help you prepare for the unknown and ensure you can strengthen the remote user’s access to corporate resources while providing greater network performance today.