If you are running a global business with your headquarters in Chicago and rely heavily on the internet for almost all your operations, then reliability, speed and bandwidth of the internet connection assumes prime importance. Your first choice is Dedicated Internet Access or DIA as it is known. At the lower end you have T1 line with speeds of 1.5 Mbps whereas an OC-192 line allows speeds up to 10 Gbps at corresponding prices. Regardless, when you choose a service provider you want reliability through built in redundancies and managed services in the background.
One of the best and fast reliable DIA Service Chicago can boast of is provided by Starpoint. DIA is perfect for voluminous transmission of data and for video, graphics or audio data or for environments where many users connect simultaneously in a LAN or WAN network. A typical DIA connection has two components. One is the local loop and another is the DIA port. The local loop connects client to the service provider and the DIA port connects to the internet through the T1/OC-192 line. Quality of hardware components does make a difference to reliability and speed. Quality works at different levels:
- Quality of data center in that it has redundant power supplies for 24x7x365 uninterrupted operation and 100% availability at all times
- Quality of hardware used such as Dell servers, Cisco routers and appropriate hardware/software mix from top level vendors assures high speed and high bandwidth
- Starpoint provides redundancy in connection to the internet which translates to total reliability and fail-safe operation. In mission critical applications such as ecommerce or stock trading or online transactions, this factor is crucial.
- Managed services are essential to assure reliability since a team is always monitoring performance and takes corrective action should an error occur.
As a user you may not be concerned about what goes on in the background. It is for the service provider such as Starpoint to configure automatic line fail over and switching, load balancing of traffic, data compression and encryption as well as VPN security for peace of mind of users and assured availability. If you are looking for fast reliable DIA service Chicago has the finest in Starpoint in terms of quality of service, infrastructure, equipment and personnel. You could also consider response time as a factor. It does take time to set up a DIA service and a company like Starpoint takes the least amount of time to put systems in place and have you up and running at speed. Quality comes at a price and prices can be managed by volume operations, efficiency of staff and the right set of equipment. As a customer what you get in your DIA service includes high bandwidth dedicated access, custom SLA, monitoring, support for dual stack IPv4/IPv6, certified equipment BGP, IP address, mail, hosting and other related services. With this infrastructure Starpoint serves not only Chicago businesses with its DIA but also customers across the world.