Tuesday, April 09, 2013

3Gstore Failover Guide

In today’s world virtually all companies need reliable Internet connectivity to conduct day to day business. Take for example a local commercial business that needs Internet connectivity to process credit card transactions. When the primary Internet connection goes down your business can no longer process transactions costing the company money in lost revenue. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a Cable/DSL or a T1 line, connections can fail at any moment. Planning in advance for loss in connectivity ensure your business can continue to run without interruption.

At 3Gstore we specialize in a variety of routing solutions that can provide backup connectivity, or be integrated into your companies existing firewall. Now that Verizon, AT&T and Sprint offer 4G LTE to most major areas, businesses can now have redundant backup connectivity where traditional Cable/DSL services may fail without a loss in speed. In fact, many find that 4G LTE is faster than their traditional landline connection! It’s not uncommon for customers to see 30Mbps download and 10-15Mbps upload, with carriers touting average speeds around 5-12Mbps down and 2-5Mbps up. The guide below will help you identify exactly which hardware you’ll want to consider and the pro’s and con’s about different solutions.