In our hyper-connected world, having stable, reliable network access is regarded as a given, and the consequences of not having it are only getting more severe. According to Gartner, the average cost of IT downtime is $5,600 per minute. But because there are so many differences in how businesses operate, at the low end, this can equate to $140,000 per hour, $300,000 per hour on average, and as much as $540,000 per hour at the higher end.
Having a resilient, self-healing, and not to mention current, network infrastructure can help avoid these costs. Extreme’s Fabric Connect technology, which is based on the IEEE/ IETF standard Shortest Path Bridging, makes networks more flexible, more resilient, and more secure. It eliminates the need for protocol overlays and simplifies the network by using just a single control plane for all the network’s routing, switching, multicast, and VPN requirements. This represents a fundamental difference with this technology in comparison to other next-generation networking solutions and it has a profound impact on the deployment, management, and security of the network.
In fact, Fabric Connect improves the stability and resiliency of the network infrastructure in the following key ways:
Can this improvement in stability and resiliency be measured? Yes – and it has been. In the whitepaper, Fabric Connect a Quiet Revolution, third-party research company Dynamic Markets surveyed customers on failover time before and after their deployment of Fabric Connect. Before, the average failover time was 14 mins – while after was just 320 milliseconds. That’s a 2500X improvement! Furthermore, outages due to human error went from three per year to zero.
In this video, Distinguished Principal Engineer, Ed Koehler with Sales Enablement & Media Strategist Erika Bagby, walking through a demo that showcases the self-healing characteristics of our Fabric Connect technology.