Q-KON commissions satellite back-up solution for major financial institution
Network Resiliency is Key to Success
We do no longer only speak about Software as a Service (SaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), the trend now is XaaS (anything as a Service). With this in mind and the fact that de-centralised cloud-based services to business customers is becoming a reality fast, network resiliency, specifically communications network resiliency, is key to the success of any business. All of the above-accelerated fibre roll-outs as a last mile connectivity solution exponentially. Question is, do businesses cater for backup connectivity sufficiently? We all know that even though fibre is a non-ferrous material, there is an almost magnetic bond between a piece of Yellow Metal Equipment, i.e. backacter and a fibre optic cable.
In December 2017, a big financial institution experienced a fibre break between their regional Headquarters and the Data Centre in South Africa. All branches, ATM’s as well as other digital channels were affected and their systems was offline for more than a day. Imagine you are a customer of this institution in a country where simply getting currency is a difficult task, let alone not to be able Click here to read entire article
Source:: IT News Africa