Affordable connectivity with enterprise power, exclusive to the Bristol area for the first the first time experience CityFibres super-fast internet capabilities, in order to leverage the most out of cost effective cloud solutions as well as web and voice applications, be ahead of the market and help leverage your business capabilities with 1GB download speeds – it really is something transformational for any small to medium business.
ETHERNET & ADSL/FTTC
In most areas traditional copper based exchange and fibre to the cabinet options will be available in the existing infrastructure and local operator offerings. Spotlights experience with the telephony and network industry will work with your local operator to ensure we get the best offering for you and your business, understanding your usage and demand we can make realistic and honest suggestions to how you can get the best out of your available connections. We can cover off the differences between EFM dual and quad connections, ADSL2, and WASDL2 and additions.
VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN)
We recommend you consider a VPN as this allows you to extend your premises into the cloud using an encrypted connection across the internet to provide users with remote access to your company’s public or private cloud infrastructure.
There are two types of VPN:
Recommended for smaller organisations With a Client-to-Site VPN your employees can connect securely via public Wi-Fi hotspots or from home. A VPN client on the laptop connects to the VPN gateway on the company network which verifies the identity of the device trying to connect. Once verified it creates a link to the files needed as if it was connecting back in the office.
Site-to-site VPNs tend to be used by larger organisations. As opposed to linking individual devices to the internet, the Site-to-Site option allows you to link your corporate network, using VPN technology and the internet, to the public cloud. It uses the same highly secure encryption as a Client-to-Site VPN. Site-to-Site VPN eliminates the need for expensive long-distance leased lines. However because the connections go over the internet, they are not backed by any type of SLA. With that said there are other options that can be defined to extend usage to the most suitable for your business.
POINT TO POINT (P2P) CONNECTION
If you need to overcome the security challenges and potential instability, of slow speeds and spikes of connecting over the internet then P2P is an alternative. Your office connects directly to the nearest exchange which delivers a secure, high performing and SLA-backed dedicated connection to the public cloud. Ensuring you can focus on your voice, cloud and hosted applications clearly and with reassurance.
These can provide many variations of bandwidth that has the ability to be flex up or down based on your requirements, we can also consider cheaper options under GIGABIT although offers 8:1 contention as opposed to 1:1.
If you are consuming the public cloud via Spotlight, AWS or Azure, a P2P solution delivered via Spotlight can allow you to consume the services in the most cost-efficient way.
MPLS 3 LAYER P2P
Point to point leased line with defined SLA’s enterprise level connectivity for multi-site connections. For remaining connected with high data package loads with no interruption to service. As well as managed service options to determine quality of service levels appropriate for your infrastructure. This is mostly considered for enterprises for high consumption each day of the week.
We cover most redundancy options in our back up section however depending on your organisational considerations to risk and how much downtime you will be prepared to cater to in the event of a connection issues or failure, you will want to consider redundancy options.
Each of the previous connection methods have the option of delivering redundancy via a second internet connection or a secondary P2P/MPLS circuit. This can be costly however this will increase your network availability ensuring an auto-fail over option is available and keep your business up and running.
At Spotlight we look to asses your requirements with thought to future proofing your business before making suggestions as to witch connection is best suited to your organisation. It may be that you have already invested in this area and want to understand how you can get more out of this service? Please get in touch to understand more.