Who can blame you for wanting to avoid downtime at all costs? Fortunately, CenturyLink offers a solution that allows you to minimize this pesky part of doing business without breaking the bank. Ethernet over Self-Healing Network Services (SHNS) provides business continuation, disaster recovery, and survivability through a failure-resistant telecommunications network. The service is designed to automatically detect service degradation or a single failure anywhere within the system. It then reconfigures itself around the point of failure to ensure a near-continuous flow of information between those locations that are within the survivable network.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS ——
Drop-and-Insert Multiplexing Enables Pre-Designation of the Number of Individual Channels Serving Each Location to Meet Usage Needs
Performance Monitoring with Detailed Performance Information and Real-Time Status Verifications
Central Office Connecting Channel Provides for Connections to Another SHNS Ring or From the SHNS Ring to any Central-Office-Based Service that Interfaces at the Same Bandwidth
Connection to Multiple CenturyLink-Provided Services, Including DS-1, DS-3, Digital Switched Service, and Switched Access Service
Broad Applications for Networks of All Sizes
Instantaneous Re-Routing of Transmissions Within 50 Milliseconds
Range of System Bandwidth Capacities (155.52Mbps, 622.08Mbps, 2.488Gbps and 9.95Gbps data speeds)
Constant Network Monitoring Includes Standard 24-Hour Alarm Surveillance and/or Performance Monitoring
Software Reconfiguration Capability Allows Reconfiguration of Existing Channels within the SHNS on a Daily Basis to Suit Changing Operational Demands
SONET Multiplexing Allows High-Bandwidth Circuits to be Multiplexed into Lower Bandwidth Circuits Inside a SONET System
Provides Nearly Instantaneous Switch-to-Protection Path—Not to Exceed 50 Milliseconds
Offers Customized Solutions Designed to Specific Requirements and Precise Network Needs
Includes Out of Service Credits
Provides Scalability and Flexibility
Provides Security and Reliability
Eliminates Costly Downtime
Supports New Technology with Minimal Re-Engineering and Cost
HOW IT WORKS _____
SST is a point-to-point service that connects two customer or wire center locations. You can also tie together more locations by cross-connecting SST systems or connecting with other services. Should your network sustain a fiber cut, SST’s four-fiber configuration makes it possible for your network to remain functional. The service allows multiple circuit types, such as DS-1, DS-3, STS-1, OC-3, OC-3c (concatenated), OC-12, OC-12c, OC-48, OC-48c, 10 Mb Ethernet, 100 Mb Ethernet and 1 Gigabit Ethernet, to ride the SST separately or in combination, meeting your unique volume-transport needs. SONET technology provides your network the highest level of survivability available today.
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