What is ISP Redundancy?
The term ISP stands for (Internet Service Provider) redundancy. Features that ISP redundancy uses is load balancing with failover capability. Traffic is distributed between two ISP connections. If one connection fails, traffic is redirected to a secondary connection.
Why does ISP Redundancy matter?
Many businesses rely on the Internet for emails, surfing the web, and other line of business applications that are only available when it is working properly. Hours of downtime can cause inefficient work flows.
ISP redundancy typically use load balancing. Load balancing is used to compress internet traffic by reducing wide area network bandwidth. When we talk about wide area network we talk about our networks that connect other regions besides our own internal local area network. Load balancing selects the best-performing connection by reducing bottlenecks and by speeding up your applications.
For more granular delegation of your Internet connection one can use QoS (Quality of Service). this will help if you have certain connections that need priority over others. For example if you have a VOIP phone you can prioritize the phone over emails and web browsing. Most VOIP phones rely on your internet connection. Maintaining landline quality on a VOIP is top priority. Important voice conversations should not be interrupted with an intermittent connection.
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