Disaster recovery, or more properly avoidance of business interruption, has become a key element of network planning. Enterprises require always on services – there’s no room for downtime when you have customers, or employees, depending on the network. This is especially true with voice applications that are mission-critical to any business.
SIP trunking enables the enterprise to use the strengths of the Internet and solid network planning to provide high reliability and an almost instantaneous recovery in the event of a disaster:
Besides the cost and productivity benefits of SIP trunking, enterprises can also benefit from the inherent robustness of the Internet and gain advantages that support the business continuity objectives of the firm.
Steven Johnson is president of Ingate Systems (www.ingate.com).