In many companies, nothing works without the Internet: Communication with customers and partners takes place via messengers, e-mails and VoIP telephones. The same applies to internal communication, in which a company chat and virtual conferences are also often used. If ticket and ERP systems are also in the cloud or the code repositories are hosted externally, almost everything is dead without the Internet.
A backup connection can protect your business from Internet providers who are suddenly no longer up to the task and from excavator drivers who are digging in the wrong place. However, such a redundant connection needs to be well planned and tested, because different set-ups help against different dangers. In addition, it is usually not enough if you can still surf the web in an emergency. External phones and VPN clients must be able to use the alternative connection at the company headquarters, and bandwidth-intensive tasks should be automatically limited so as not to overload the backup connection. And what does this connection have to be like in order not to fail together with the primary connection in an emergency?
Prepared for emergencies
The c’t online workshop “Compensating for Internet failures: multi-access networks for SMEs” helps with the planning and setup, so that everything switches over smoothly in an emergency and operations continue as undisturbed as possible. The online event is aimed at administrators who are responsible for Internet connections, be it the connection of their own company or that of customers they support. Workshop participants will learn which redundancy processes exist, what the different variants protect against and how to configure them appropriately.
In addition to the theory on various access technologies and connection variants, the workshop imparts a lot of practical knowledge and of course allows questions to be asked at any time. Participants can then not only assess what is the best solution in their own case, but also know which problems can arise and how to deal with them.
Two weeks until the appointment
The next workshop will take place on June 14, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will cost 799.00 euros. A current browser is sufficient to participate in the online event. Further information on the event and details on how to register can be found on the heise events workshop page. (syt)
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