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Blended Bandwidth FAQ's
Today, work hinges on reliable internet connectivity. If your critical internal tools and platforms go down or experience spotty connectivity, your team’s productivity goes down with it. Investing in reliable bandwidth and fast network speed is perhaps one of the best infrastructure investments you can make for your business.
Your customers’ expectations are high in this fully digital age. They expect your website, application, or other digital assets to be available, functional, and fast 24/7. If your server experiences connectivity issues and routinely causes your site or application to go down, customers will notice and the value of your brand, in their eyes, will sink. Finding the right hosting environment for your servers is a critical investment you can’t afford to take lightly.
Unlike data centers operated by a single network provider, carrier-neutral data center operates independently. Because it’s not under the control of one ISP (Internet Service Provider), several carriers can service the data center. Customers using this type of data center benefit from the choice of more than one provider when it comes to network connectivity. Additional benefits are outlined below.
Benefits include cost, a reliable connection, and future flexibility.
- Improved Cost: Carrier-neutral data centers are an open market for ISPs, which means carriers must price services more competitively.
- A More Reliable Connection: Data centers that offer just one carrier face a greater likelihood of downtime when connectivity issues arise. However, carrier-neutral data centers offer peace of mind that if one carrier has a system failure, operations can quickly adapt to maintain your connection.
- Greater Flexibility for the Future: These types of facilities can more easily scale to meet your changing needs. When you choose a carrier-neutral data center, you’ll be able to pivot to solutions from various ISPs or cloud providers.
Think of bandwidth as a capacity measurement. It alludes to how much data a wired or wireless telecommunications link can transmit across a network connection in one second. Bandwidth is often measured in bits, kilobits, megabits, or gigabits. Be careful not to confuse bandwidth with “speed.” These are two independent measurements that sometimes get (incorrectly) used interchangeably.
Blended bandwidth is a feature many carrier-neutral data centers are known for. This type of aggregated infrastructure greatly reduces the downtime risks of a single-carrier connection. Instead, multiple upstream ISPs are “blended” into one highly available, reliable, and fast connection. Your website or application taps into the bandwidth you need — when you need it — from multiple providers who operate at a single point of contact and support. With custom, real-time adaptive routing, your website or application’s traffic receives the most efficient path to prevent latency or bottlenecks.