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Mastering business continuity: 7 key factors to consider for failover solutions

Elevate your network resilience with strategic failover planning

In the dynamic landscape of modern business, network failover solutions stand as a crucial shield against connectivity disruptions, safeguarding mission-critical applications and preventing costly downtime.

This article explores seven key factors that businesses must consider when developing robust failover strategies for seamless business continuity.

#1: Overlay failover - A simple upgrade to resilience

For organisations with resource constraints, overlay failover emerges as a cost-effective solution. By integrating Cradlepoint adapters, businesses can seamlessly convert cellular broadband to Ethernet, providing existing routers with a secondary "wired" WAN connection. This approach increases reliability without relying on last-mile connectivity and is effortlessly set up through remote configuration using NetCloud Manager (NCM).

#2: Redundancy - Diversifying for maximum reliability

To address the potential failure of various network components, deploying redundancies is critical. Whether it's failing over to LTE or 5G when a wired WAN connection goes down or leveraging Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) for router redundancy, diversification ensures uninterrupted operations even in the face of multiple failures.

#3: Out-of-Band Management (OOBM) - Remote control for unprecedented accessibility

Out-of-Band Management (OOBM) revolutionises failover solutions by providing wireless connectivity for remote access to routers and connected devices. With Cradlepoint's NCM, IT staff can troubleshoot and configure systems from anywhere in the world, eliminating the need for costly on-site interventions.

#4: Bandwidth - Expanding capacity and enhancing failover

Beyond mere failover, businesses can capitalise on LTE and 5G connectivity's high bandwidth for load balancing. This strategic use of additional bandwidth ensures optimal data exchange during peak times and allows for efficient traffic routing, preserving critical services during outages.

 Mastering business continuity: 7 key factors to consider for failover solutions
 Mastering business continuity: 7 key factors to consider for failover solutions
 Mastering business continuity: 7 key factors to consider for failover solutions

#5: Multi-WAN Management - Elevating uptime to the next level

Recognising the cost implications of network downtime, businesses can achieve a remarkable "four-nines" uptime (99.99%) through multi-WAN management. Cradlepoint's advanced algorithms and failover/failback mechanisms offer flexibility and reliability, allowing businesses with multiple locations to minimise downtime expenses.

#6: Wireless-to-Wireless failover - Uninterrupted connectivity on the move

For businesses operating in vehicles, Cradlepoint's in-vehicle routers open avenues for true wireless-to-wireless failover. Supporting multiple cellular connections and WiFi-as-WAN, these routers enable IT teams to switch seamlessly between two cellular connections and WiFi, ensuring continuous connectivity in dynamic environments.

#7: Future-proofing - Adaptable solutions for tomorrow's challenges

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, future-proofing becomes a crucial consideration. Cradlepoint's routers and adapters offer a turnkey networking solution, ensuring that today's investments seamlessly adapt to the challenges of tomorrow, making it a financially responsible element of a comprehensive failover solution.

Building a failover fortress for uninterrupted operations

By integrating these seven key factors into your failover strategy, businesses can fortify their network resilience, ensuring that disruptions are minimised, and operations continue seamlessly even in challenging circumstances. Embrace the power of failover for a future-ready and resilient business environment.

 Mastering business continuity: 7 key factors to consider for failover solutions
 Mastering business continuity: 7 key factors to consider for failover solutions
 Mastering business continuity: 7 key factors to consider for failover solutions

About UK Connect

Established in January 2013, UK Connect has become the UK's leading advanced wireless connectivity solutions provider, predominantly serving the construction industry. The company has connected over 5,500 sites globally with its advanced Wireless 5GFWA, Private Cellular Networks and LeoSat Solutions. UK Connect's success is built on a foundation of a Connectivity guarantee, 10 years of dependability, proactive24/7 Support and the utilisation of Cutting-edge Technology. Discover how our comprehensive Connectivity solutions can elevate your business at www.ukconnect.com.

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