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RE: Carrier Recommendations

  • From: Rod Beck
  • Date: Sat Jul 21 11:28:05 2007

Title: RE: Carrier Recommendations

Diverse entrances are standard in telecom hotels and major data centres.

I don't think you have made the redundancy argument for satellite particularly given the relative expense of transponders vis-a-vis private line capacity on the major routes. However, it could play a role in some cases. Also satellite's latency is simply too high for the applications of financial firms. Every millisecond of delays costs millions in lost trading profits over the course of a year.

The real failure is relying on just one data centre for backup. Most of the smarter European and North American financial firms now have data centres in both Europe and North America and replicate their data across TransAtlantic links. A lot of large file transfers at night for the hedge funds.

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