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SONET Ring Services: Build a Reliable Redundant Network
Having a network that can withstand disasters and disruptions is important. So is having a network that can expand to meet new business demands.
SONET technology is the ideal choice if an enterprise has a high volume of video, voice/VoIP and data.
Fiber-based SONET ring service is a good choice for enterprises that need failure-resistant networks and move a high volume of voice/VoIP, video and data traffic between branch offices, data centers and other locations. Its duplex architecture can help restore your critical business applications within milliseconds of a disruption. It can also scale easily, so your network can grow as bandwidth requirements increase.
SONET ring service:
- Lets you consolidate ethernet, data, video, and voice/VoIP traffic on a single, reliable platform
- Can sustain as much as 9.95 gigabits per second of traffic
- Provides flexible networking options to meet your operational needs
Design for disaster recovery
Today, even a few seconds of downtime can have significant consequences to your business. The duplex architecture of SONET rings can help keep your applications running during a disruption. In the event of a fiber cut or breach, your traffic is automatically switched to the secondary path, allowing you to access your applications and data with almost no interruption.
Help reduce operating costs
In addition to supporting maximum uptime, SONET ring technology also offers highly secure, cost-effective transport for voice, data, video/VoIP and Internet traffic. When you consolidate traffic onto a ring architecture, you reduce the number of access points and simplify network management. This means your IT staff can spend less time monitoring and managing your network and more time on other projects.
Here are some areas you should consider when building your network for reliability and flexibility.
How does downtime impact your business?
SONET's redundant technology can help assure that, in the event of a disruption, your voice and data applications will be available when you need them. The SONET network can detect outages and reroute applications within 50 milliseconds.
Do you worry about network security?
Optical networks provide the highest level of security. Intrusion to the fiber is detected and immediately switched to an alternate path while the problem is investigated.
Are you planning to grow your network soon?
SONET services scale quickly and easily to handle large amounts of voice and data traffic without compromising reliability. They are also designed to accommodate a range of applications, allowing you to easily add to your network without disruption.
AT&T experts will work with you to understand all of your voice, data and Internet network needs, then design a SONET ring solution customized to your business requirements.
An AT&T implementation team works with your IT staff to configure and deploy your SONET ring service. Our team will also help ensure that other equipment and network elements interface correctly with your SONET ring service and provide a smooth implementation.
SONET ring customers receive range of support through AT&T BusinessDirect®, a web-based suite of tools that lets you submit and view trouble tickets, and more.
Let a specialist help you understand how SONET ring services from AT&T can boost the availability, security and scalability of your networked applications.