TWO MAJOR NETWORK OUTAGES IN 2018 – WILL WE SEE MORE? 

A major CenturyLink outage that quickly rippled nationwide knocked out services ranging from 9-1-1 call centers to ATMs just after Christmas. Now the FCC is investigating what caused the outage and how to prevent another one. Comcast suffered a similar massive, nationwide outage last June that left many customers without phone, Internet or cable for most of the day.

NJFX CEO Gil Santaliz says more of these outages are possible, because of the way legacy networks interconnect. The key to network operations is in diversity, resiliency, and redundancy.  Global solutions require a new level of interconnectivity.  Establishing access to interconnectivity hubs is how businesses will have the ability to safely control, monitor, maintain, and maximize the underlying network. By using these hubs in conjunction with advanced network orchestration, companies can insulate applications from isolation, vulnerability, and interruptions. If there is a hard cut or a fiber optic cable is damaged, traffic can be redirected. If there is congestion or concern of a breach, similar redirection of traffic can be accomplished.

Another aspect to consider is the age of subsea cables that connect continents. These cables first went to fiber optics at the dawn of the Internet. Many could be retired within the next few years. OTTs are taking note and building their own cable systems. Mr. Santaliz recently spoke to News 12 New Jersey, the state’s 24 cable news channel, about  the newest international subsea cable system to make landfall in the United States.

See the report here:

The HAVFRUE transatlantic subsea cable system will land at the NJFX colocation campus, in Wall, New Jersey in Q4 of 2019. Constructed between New Jersey and Denmark, with a branch connection to Ireland and Norway, the HAVFRUE subsea cable is comprised of a consortium that includes Aqua Comms, Bulk Infrastructure, Google and Facebook. In just two decades, advances in subsea cable construction have resulted in HAVFRUE’s ability to deliver superior speed and lower latency design.

A respected subject matter expert, Mr. Santaliz will speak at an upcoming panel at one of the most prestigious and anticipated subsea events of the year, the Pacific Telecommunications Council conference, PTC.  Also lending his speaking expertise, NJFX VP of Business Development, Roy Hilliard. Contact meetings@njfx.net to request a meeting with Mr. Santaliz or Mr. Hilliard.

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