Essroc, a cement producer, has adopted Hughes Network Systems’s HughesNet Access Continuity, a diverse path backup solution that ensures communications continuity.
HughesNet Access Continuity provides organizations with broadband backup services for their landline networks at a single site, a handful of sites, or the entire network depending on what the business requires. By the end of 2007, Hughes will equip all thirty-three North American Essroc offices with the backup satellite broadband service.
Essroc runs all accounting, processing, email, bulk loading, time and attendance, safety, and compliance data over its network. HughesNet access continuity uses satellite broadband technology to create a truly diverse path to the primary landline network, ensuring that all Essroc’s mission-critical applications stay up and running on the network if the primary MPLS network fails.
Ted Fritchlee, senior network engineer, Essroc, said: We previously used an ISDN to backup our MPLS wide area network, but after the local phone company had an outage at its central office, we approached Hughes and went non-terrestrial.