TITLE

The Public Internet: Good Enough?

AUTHOR(S)
Passmore, David
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Jun2004, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
For years, conventional wisdom has been that the public Internet is not up to the task of meeting most enterprise requirements, and is suitable only for "best effort" delivery for applications like email and Web browsing. With quality acceptable for many applications, the Internet is increasingly being used by enterprises as a less-expensive way to link their sites. Many sites already require a direct link to the public Internet; employees may need to access web-sites, exchange inter-enterprise data or use IP Centrex, and while this Internet-destined traffic could be backhauled through another site, the additional bandwidth required to support such back-hauling can be prohibitively expensive. The lack of Internet performance guarantees may be more than offset by the higher bandwidth. Throwing bandwidth at the problem" can work just as well in WANs as in LANs; an Internet connection with 10x the bandwidth between sites will likely deliver better performance than frame relay the vast majority of the time.
ACCESSION #
13409065

 

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