Undoubtedly, over the last few months, internet connectivity has played a crucial role in everyday life and the uninterrupted operation of businesses. Especially due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which forced companies to adopt a new working model: remote working. For that, more and more businesses are moving to the cloud, which automatically means that more bandwidth is required to ensure that employees can work as effectively as with on-site solutions. So, let's see what multi-home internet connectivity means and the benefits businesses can reap from such an investment.
Multi-home internet connectivity is a solution which "provides more than one connection for a system to access and offer network services". Multiple connections, known as multi-homing, reduce the chance of a potentially catastrophic shutdown if one of the connections should fail. An enterprise network can be multihomed to the Internet in many ways, depending on a customer's goals. Multi-homed networks are often connected to several different ISPs (Internet Service Providers). Each ISP assigns an IP address (or range of IP addresses) to the company. Multi-homing makes a difference if one of the connections to an ISP fails. As soon as the router assigned to connect to that ISP determines that the connection is down, it will reroute all data through one of the other routers.
As the Internet is becoming an integral part of any business strategy and growth, having multiple points of connection to the Internet is becoming a prerequisite as:
- It allows a company to perform load-balancing by lowering the number of computers connecting to the Internet through any single connection.
- It optimizes the performance and decreases significantly wait times.
- It ensures that your business will be up and running no matter what.
Does your company depend on an ultra-reliable, high-quality Internet connection? We got you covered! Our Multi home Internet Connectivity solution provides our customer access to internet services with uplinks to multiple Internet Service Providers ensuring superior performance and resilience while maintaining the benefit of scalability. The service uses state-of-the-art equipment in a redundant architecture with No Single Point of Failure (SPOF) and it is delivered through a single or dual Ethernet Interface (up to 10Gbps) supporting both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols. Lamda Hellix is a local Internet Registrar and can supply IP addresses to its customers but the customer can also use its PI AS/IP address space. Contact us for more info!