For almost two decades, Enterprises worldwide and in all sectors of the economy have been reaping the benefits of the Internet. Today, however, data usage is increasing at an exponential rate due to the rise of cloud computing. Enterprises are seeking to virtualize their services and move applications off the desktop in order to better manage client computers and control data security.
This trend demands the availability of much more physical transmission capacity to and from data centers and between campus buildings. And that capacity must be readily scalable, as well. Finally, the data transmission infrastructure must ensure high security to eliminate the possibility of data breaches and, in many cases, must accommodate the presence of traditional TDM alongside IP.
As many IT managers can attest, the capability of traditional leased lines to meet this new set of requirements is severely lacking. The cost of upgrading to DS3 (45 Mbps) capacities can run from US$3,000 to US$6,000 per line per month, depending on distance, and another US$4,000 per line or more for installation. Although privately owned fiber can be an option, for most businesses it’s either not available or too expensive to install.
Microwave backhaul systems from Exalt provide enterprises with alternatives to expensive and capacity-limited leased circuits to interconnect campus networks and geographically dispersed buildings. All Exalt systems, providing capacities up to 1 Gbps, are designed to carrier-class standards, so businesses can be sure that their transmission links won’t degrade the user experience. Furthermore, the payback period for these systems as compared to leased lines is often less than one year and can be as short as a few months.
All Exalt radio systems support voice, video, and data, and provide flexibile upgrade paths to higher TDM or Ethernet capacity, enabling IT managers to align their spending with growing capacity requirements over time.
And with a rich set of data networking and security options including GbE interfaces and 256-bit AES encryption, Exalt systems integrate easily into the existing IT infrastructure and minimize the chances of data breaches.