One of the most common issues customers want to talk to us about is “Backup Internet”. Either via fortune of foresight or the misfortune of hindsight, these customers have identified that using a single Internet provider is one of the most significant risks to the cloud strategy.
While I welcome this conversation, it always makes me cringe a little bit. This may make me sound like a bit of a cheapskate, but I hate the idea of paying for something you never hope to use. Yes, I know that’s what I do when I pay for my insurance, but that doesn’t mean I like paying for insurance.
When building your network to leverage the cloud, don’t waste your time and money with “backup Internet”. While I love the fact that you’ve realized that using a single Internet connection, regardless of how reliable it’s been, its not reliable enough for “your cloud”. I hate the fact that you are willing to waste money each month on an Internet connection you hope to never use. There are much better ways to spend your money. Buying backup Internet is a waste.
Failover just doesn’t cut it in today’s business. We are all expected to move faster, be bolder, and achieve more. We need to get the most out of every resource we have to do this. Unused connections and wasted money will not get us any closer to our goals.
When we set out to build Bigleaf, we wanted to change the way you utilize the Internet and how to connect to “your cloud”. Failover isn’t good enough for our customers. They deserve more than failover. With Bigleaf, we want to help you build an environment that not maximizes your uptime, but also the value of your Internet connectivity.
With our Intelligent Load Balancing, we put you in a position to use each of your Internet connections for exactly what they are best for at any given moment. Just because different Internet connection perform differently (i.e. Coax vs. Fiber) doesn’t mean that one of them is better than the other. Each has a unique value and you should be able to leverage this value to best of your ability. Dump the idea of primary and backup. Stop wasting money. Get at least two connections and let Bigleaf make them work for you.
If you want to stop wasting your money on backup Internet, let us know. We can help.