Cloud Computing provides a fantastic solution for SME’s, bringing down costs and improving productivity. Let’s face it, if you are a small to medium size company you want to concentrate on running your company and not be bogged down by complex IT administration. You want a service that provides all your IT office requirements, with all the bells and whistles, and all you have to do is pay a monthly service charge.
But what’s that? Your Internet line is down? No problem, you’ll just have to work off line – wait a sec everything is in the cloud!!! Yep, this is what is called “putting all your eggs in one basket”, and that is why reliable, resilient, and diverse connectivity is all-important.
All too often Business Managers miss the point here, and opt for cheap connectivity solutions. Whilst cheap broadband is fine for the home, time is money in business and being cut off from the umbilical cord that connects you to your Cloud Computing platform can be seriously damaging. If you are responsible for sourcing your Internet feed all fingers will be pointing at you if there’s the slightest hint of a problem.
There are several factors to consider: Do you have enough bandwidth? Will you have an online portal to see how much you are using? Do you have a backup line? Is failover automatic (when things go wrong the last thing you want is to be faffing around with a manual failover solution)? Do your resilient circuits follow separate paths? Should you use separate technologies e.g. Ethernet with a DSL backup? Do you need QoS? So on and so forth.
At Ping Networks we specialise in connectivity. We differ from your standard broadband suppliers in that we provide flexible bespoke solutions for our customers, wrapped up in a managed offering.
We are proud to be founded by engineers who are experts in their field. We not only run a full ISP offering, but also run other ISPs. We offer a full range of connectivity solutions including DSL, FTTC, EFM, EAD, LES, WES, (in fact all the acronyms you can shake a stick at) all of which can be presented as a fully managed resilience solution, either providing Internet or MPLS private VPNs.
Director at Ping Networks Ltd