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Multihome Internet Connections

What is Multihome and why would I need it?

When you hear the term “multihome,” you may immediately think of your primary residence, your dream vacation home on the coast, and if you’re lucky, maybe your penthouse suite overlooking Central Park. When it comes to your data connections, multihome is not about residence locations. Instead, it is all about utilizing multiple networks to enhance throughput and provide a redundant internet connection for your systems.

How does multihome work?

Webservio’s data facilities offer multihome configurations for your company’s colocated equipment.   This means your organization can have bandwidth connections with two or more providers. If the primary provider goes down, the secondary provider connection will automatically take over so your equipment never goes offline. This automatic failover is managed by Webservio’s enterprise BGP settings which broadcast the IP address(es) for your equipment over the available networks.

Benefits of multihome configurations

A multihome configuration allows you to maximize uptime for your business-critical equipment. If you already have your own autonomous IPs, our expert engineers can add them to our systems and work with you to establish the proper configurations among our providers.

If your office location has connectivity established through one of our providers, you can connect to your colocated equipment from your office with no latency. The connection never has to leave the provider backbone and never has to squeeze through any other carriers’ peering interfaces. You can also combine multihome with a point-to-point connection to give your office location redundant internet connections with two different providers.

Contact us today to learn more about how Webservio’s colocation and data services can help your business:

  • Maximize business-critical system uptime.
  • Establish fast, secure, redundant fiber connections.
  • Maximize the lifetime of your valuable equipment by housing it in an environment conducive to reaching and maintaining optimal performance levels.