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Leased Line Connectivity: What is it?

If your organisation needs connectivity to support business critical data and applications, it’s important to find a solution that works for you, and a leased line connection is often part of that. Leased lines provide connections between networks that require data to ease communication. This could mean they connect offices to the Internet, or to other geographically distant offices and sites, or they might even carry telephony data such as a call centre.

In short:

A leased line is a dedicated, uncontended, symmetric, resilient data connection often used by businesses or distributed organisations.

Since that contains a lot of technical jargon, let’s run through those terms individually:

Leased Line Features


Dedicated

This means your leased line connection is solely used for your data.

This is important for two reasons. Firstly it’s better for data security as your data doesn’t travel on public routes. But it also means other users don’t affect the quality of your connection.

Uncontended

Contention ratio is the maximum potential demand at any one time, over the actual available bandwidth.

Often with shared Internet connections such as home broadband there are peaks and troughs in terms of bandwidth. You may notice in the evenings that Internet seems ‘slower’. The higher the ratio, the more likely that your connection will be affected and ‘slowed down’ at peak times.

A dedicated leased line will have a 1:1 contention ratio. This means that the provider can guarantee a fixed speed or bandwidth, regardless of the time of day.

Symmetric

This means the downloads speeds are the same as the upload speeds. This is useful for a number of common activities such as:

  • Online Backups
  • Desktop as a Service
  • Video Conferencing
  • IP Telephony
  • Uploading large files

Additionally, leased line connections usually come at higher bandwidths than ordinary connections with up to 10Gbps capacity available.

Resilient

Resilience means that the connection doesn’t go wrong, and if it does, it has the ability the quickly recover. Most leased line connections have around 99.99% uptime. That’s about 60 seconds of downtime a week.

If your organisation is dependent on connection to the outside world, then it is vulnerable if this connection is lost. Having a connection with resilience mitigates this and provides business continuity.

A resilient leased line solution will ensure there is no single point of failure. This can be done by incorporating secondary lines to increase diversity, which means using multiple providers, fibre routes, and entry points. If connectivity is at the forefront of your operations, then a diverse leased line solution provides much better protection against interruptions or outages.

Leased Line Benefits


Save Time & Money

An improved connection provides an excellent return on investment, and enables organisations to take full advantage of cost-saving cloud services. Additionally the increased resilience of leased line connections means that the impact of costly downtime is mitigated.

Improve Productivity

Work smarter, not harder. Every organisation is somewhere on the way to being on the cloud, if not already fully cloud based. Cloud based software and collaboration services improves the way people work, and link them more effectively to sites or customers located in other sites or even across the globe.

Security & Continuity

Enjoy peace of mind with secure private virtual cloud. Mitigate both cost challenges and migration risks with flexibility and ensure business critical functions stay online around the clock with high availability backed by SLAs.

How do you get one?


Serviceteam IT have enterprise solutions for organisations of any size. We offer scalability and flexibility that would otherwise be unavailable from legacy services, and deliver dedicated, secure, uncontended fibre connections for all your voice and data traffic. What Serviceteam IT offer is:

  • Extensibility – Our infrastructure can grow, adapt and scale to your business
  • Continuity – Network designed with contingency options for business continuity
  • Cost Savings – Do away with expensive hardware, switching, and set-up costs
  • Fully managed – Eliminate admin and billing headaches
  • Proactively monitored SLA – with up to 99.999% uptime
  • Maintainence – Hardware maintenance included in standard service
  • 24/7 Support – From a dedicated fault management team

With over 20 years of experience, Serviceteam IT design and deliver sophisticated connectivity, communication, continuity, and cloud services, for organisations that need to stay connected 24/7. We take the time to fully understand your current challenges, and provide a solution that gives you a clear understanding of what you are purchasing and the benefits it will bring you.

To find out how we can help you, call us on 0121 468 0101use the Contact Us form, or why not drop in and visit us at 49 Frederick Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 1HN.

We’d love to hear from you!

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Fibre Internet from Serviceteam IT Helps Substrakt Accelerate Ahead

Thanks to an existing customer, BanaBay Limited, giving a whole-hearted recommendation of how we at Serviceteam IT support them, we’ve added another fantastic new customer. We provide BanaBay with IP Telephony, Continuity, Office 365, IT Support and of course Fibre Internet. BanaBay were very gracious, in allowing their potential next door neighbours to assess the quality of the leased line services provided by Serviceteam IT, by enabling secured access for Substrakt to evaluate.

Birmingham, U.K., February 1st, 2017

Midlands-based connectivity specialists Serviceteam IT have secured a lucrative contract to provide a resilient gigabit fibre internet to industry-leading digital design house, Substrakt.

Serviceteam IT, based in Birmingham, landed the contract with Substrakt after delivering a fibre connection in an impressive turnaround time of 26 working days. The contract follows another successful year for the company, which has trebled its client base after three years of consecutive growth. Some of the company’s most notable clients include First Utility, GAB Robins, and Barrhead Travel.

Serviceteam IT attributes its fast turnaround times as the key to its success. “The main advantage we have over our competitors is we deliver fibre internet into an office in around 30 days, which is often half the time of our competitors” said its director Sebastian Jesson-Ward. “We have developed strong relationships with our suppliers and we push them harder to deliver quicker results and address our clients’ needs.”

Mr Jesson-Ward, who has over 20 years of experience in the communications sector, said securing the contract with Substrakt presents Serviceteam IT with a fantastic opportunity to add another prestigious client to its rapidly expanding client base. “Substrakt work with some of the country’s biggest brands, so it is essential that their connectivity is secure and reliable,” he said. “We are privileged that they have come on board, and we are looking forward to working with them for many years to come.”

Substrakt designs and develops digital solutions within the creative, cultural and tourism sectors with high-profile clients, including the English National Opera, Modern Art Oxford, and the Birmingham Hippodrome. The partnership between Serviceteam IT and Substrakt will help Substrakt accelerate its growth and better serve its clients through improved connectivity. Scott Whitehouse, Head of Technical Delivery for Substrakt, said: “Having a reliable connection for our staff, and with our high-profile clients, it is absolutely vital for us. We are delighted to be teaming up with Serviceteam IT to provide this.”

We’re proud to provide quality and value to our customers, and would like to thank Banabay for giving us such a good recommendation. If your organisation is moving premises or expanding, Serviceteam IT can provide a free, no-obligation network and communications consultation, ensuring your organisation has the tools it requires, for the level of service it needs.

To find out more, feel free to contact us on the number provided below.

With over 20 years of experience, Serviceteam IT design and deliver sophisticated connectivity, communication, continuity, and cloud services, for organisations that need to stay connected 24/7. We take the time to fully understand your current challenges, and provide a solution that gives you a clear understanding of what you are purchasing and the benefits it will bring you.

To find out how we can help you, call us on 0121 468 0101use the Contact Us form, or why not drop in and visit us at 49 Frederick Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 1HN.

We’d love to hear from you!

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