ISP Disaster Recovery
ISP Disaster Recovery 2. What questions should you ask your ISP about its own disaster recovery plan?Does the provider have redundant architecture in place? Can it handle peak traffic? Does it have adequate funding? This is an important question when you consider the current climate in the ISP world. Where are its points of presence, and are they far enough away from each other that in case of a disaster, some of the POPs will be left standing? "Youll want a provider who has its own private backbone made up with multiple fibers," says Paul Keresey, director of product management at Genuity, a storage and content delivery network hosting service.
If an ASP is the lifeblood of a company, then an ISP is its circulatory system. If your backbone connection is compromised, eventually your business will suffer. Therefore, many of the questions a company asks its ASP are also important when talking with a current or potential ISP.