Connectivity is the foundation for all advanced Next Generation IT solutions, services and applications that are driving telecom and IT investments today.
SAFER-ITS can assist IT leaders to design, implement and deliver the Next Generation IT Solutions stack and its integration with the following managed, co-managed and unmanaged networking/connectivity solutions.
Managed MPLS/ IP VPN and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA)
Many of our ecosystem partner’s Managed MPLS/IP VPN and DIA services include end to end management and maintenance of their managed equipment, network service and local access transport solutions provided by them or sometime with a 3rd party access providers.
The local access transport solutions supported are:
Ethernet is used to support customers that utilize Ethernet (10Base-T), Fast-Ethernet (100base-Tx) or Gigabit-Ethernet (1000base-SX or 1000base-LX) mediums. Ethernet is based upon the 802.3 IEEE specifications and is terminated either by copper or fiber interconnect.
T1/E1, DS3/E3, OCn/STMn Circuit Access
Many of our ecosystem partners can supports T1/E1 or DS33/E3 TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) circuits. Additionally, optical circuit access (OCn or STMn) is available with Managed Network Services.
MLPPP (Multi-link Point to Point Protocol) encapsulation is available with MNS to aggregate multiple physical T1 links into a single logical bundle is also supported.
Some of their networking devices (ADTRAN) can support up to eight (8) T1s may be bundled together to achieve service, however in practical application, six (6) T1’s are generally the maximum bundle as a result of the economics of the access circuits it would be more cost effective to purchase a DS3 than 8xT1 solution.
Encapsulation must be PPP on each TDM circuit for aggregation and load sharing using MLPPP. MLPPP is not supported across DSL, ISDN or OCn/STMn services.
ISP Broadband (BB) Services
Cable Modem (CM) and Digital Subscriber Line Service (DSL)
Our ecosystem partners (individual SPs or aggregators) can offer CM and DSL services as a means of connecting remote sites to Internet. This cost-effective ISP circuits provide network backup connectivity solution for more expensive primary DIA or MPLS circuit or can be deployed as part of the SD WAN branch connectivity solution.
Fixed Wireless Backup Services
In some regions, some service providers offer Fixed Wireless connectivity as an alternative option for last mile connectivity.
Wireless Business Continuity (WBS) – 4G LTE Failover-as-a-Service
Today’s business demand highly available and reliable Internet connection accessing their cloud based applications and enterprise communication. Since no wired connection provides 100% uptime, WBS cellular technology can provide over-the-air diverse transport connectivity to Internet as a network backup failover.
WBS is a cost-effective 4G LTE (5G future) wireless failover services for connecting remote sites. Enterprises can incorporate WBS as primary, failover link or as hybrid part of SD-WAN underlay transport services.
WBS viable use cases:
- Interim connectivity solutions to launch new sites and retail stores on time
- Fast network backup failover solution to primary circuits
- Hybrid SD WAN branch office connectivity solution
WBS – How it works
WBS automatically provides your business with the continuous connection you need to conduct business efficiently and effectively. In the event of a service outage, WBS Failover solution instantly detects loss of uptime and automatically fails over to your 4G wireless network at your branch offices setup with ISP BB, MPLS and DIA primary circuits.
Any systems connected to the network continue to operate at 4G LTE wireless speeds, keeping your business running and your customers happy. When the primary network is restored, WBS will then fail back to the primary network once it confirmed secure.
Wired vs. Wireless Backup Services (WBS)
WBS solution highlights
- Automatic failover protection from Tier 1 Carriers
- No on-site action required
- Continuous access to cloud-based applications
- Can use as primary when installations are delayed
- Maintains network availability
- No additional hardware or programming required
- Alarms and reporting for each failover instance
- Multiple carrier networks through a single source