SSP availability: Finding strong bandwidth partners

SSP availability: Finding strong bandwidth partners

By Linda Gail Christie

To guarantee high availability, SSPs must have strong bandwidth partners, according to Bill Brodnitzki, director of services marketing for StorageNetworks, a leading SSP. "Forming strong vendor relationships is vital for providing the scalability and availability enterprise level companies require.

"To support widely dispersed corporate facilities as well as customers and suppliers, the SSP must have strong partnerships with networking providers, hosting providers, systems integrators, and application service providers," Brodnitzki said. "Strong peering agreements can establish the dedicated bandwidth required to support consistent traffic exchange over high-quality connections, as well as the shortest available routes."

"Success depends on all of these players working together," Brodnitzki said. "So ask to see the SLAs and performance reports that show uptime availability for the SSP's Internet and telecommunications partners."

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About the author: Storage management tips are written by Linda Gail Christie, a contributing editor based in Tulsa, Okla.

This was first published in January 2001

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