Provides Cost Effective Network Redundancy and Business Continuity
July 12, 2012, Lemont Furnace, PA: United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi), a next generation carrier and provider of managed services, has announced today a unique back-up solution called Same IP Failover (SIF) that enables a business to automatically failover from a primary Internet connection to a back-up Internet connection while maintaining the same inbound IP Addresses without the need for Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). SIF is one of the first products to emerge from the acquisition and integration of IPNetZone Communications that UNSi completed this last quarter.
With IT VAR’s and IT Directors in mind, UNSi designed SIF to simplify the management of maintaining inbound access to their facilities during outages of one or more of their Internet access circuits. UNSi’s SIF product is a managed solution that is supported by service level agreements, and typically requires an on-net circuit coupled with an off-net circuit. It provides a single handoff to the client firewall that maintains the same IP space regardless of the path it takes. Using SIF, UNSi can deliver a /29 to a client across multiple paths, eliminating the need for BGP or for an end user to procure their own autonomous system number (ASN). SIF can be delivered via various different access options – copper, fiber, coax or wireless.
The on-net service for SIF can include DIA, MPLS/DIA, or VPLS/DIA. An example of a typical scenario would be an Ethernet over Copper (EoC) circuit coupled with a cable modem and managed router bringing it all together. Allan Schwartz, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning & Business Development at UNSi noted, “We took our SIF offering even further by allowing the end user to bring their own off-net or Broadband circuit, truly enabling the solution to be highly flexible and customizable to meet each customer’s unique needs.” SIF is provisioned across UNSi’s unique network of 17 nationwide POPs, and over 2,000 underlying vendors, making it commercially available in over 95% markets nationwide.
UNSi is currently offering a special introductory summer promotion for SIF bundled with Ethernet over Copper. Please contact a UNSi representative for special pricing or call 855.UNSi.999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT UNITED NETWORK SERVICES (UNSi)
UNSi is a national carrier with a next generation network providing extensive MPLS and Ethernet solutions. Leveraging a flexible and intelligent network with unparalleled reach, UNSi offers custom managed services to layer on top of transport services -- offering a total network solution all on one bill, for businesses with multiple locations. UNSi’s services are backed by 24x7 US-based NOCs, 17 strategic regional POPs, over 100,000 lit buildings, 90+ NNI’s, and the largest broadband aggregation database. We provide intelligent carrier grade solutions with the industry’s most extensive reach, to enterprise and carrier customers alike.
UNSi sells through direct & indirect channels, including wholesale, as well as directly to tech savvy companies of all sizes and IT Professionals who rely on UNSi to provide reliable and efficient solutions for their network infrastructure.
Paula Como Kauth
Director of Marketing, UNSi