Mammoth Networks Creates Redundancy for Internet-Intensive Businesses

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Mammoth Networks has enabled Service Providers to deliver a one-stop shop for backup Internet connections, providing the company's Partners with a way to sell diverse paths to their business customers.

Mammoth Networks has created the ability for its Partners to deliver redundancy to Internet-intensive businesses. Mammoth Partners can now use the company's network to provide backup data connections for their customers who already have an Internet connection.

Service Providers can use Mammoth's private network to operate alongside an existing Internet connection, such as frame relay or T1. These backup connections allows Service Providers to deliver their customer a redundant data connection in the event their primary connection is interrupted.

Because Mammoth allows Providers to create private networks using DSL, those Providers can deliver highly effective redundancy to a business. Mammoth's network is built to support single location redundancy, or wide area network (WAN) redundancy. Mammoth delivers control over the customer experience to the Provider.

"There are a number of businesses that stand to lose thousands of dollars an hour without their Internet connection," said Brian Worthen, who oversees product development at Mammoth. "Using our DSL network, Mammoth Partners can deliver redundancy to their customers for failover."

Worthen explained that the company's DSL product is the perfect supplement to a frame relay or T1 connection. Mammoth can deliver DSL to the business customer at the customer's router, meaning the DSL can be programmed as a hot failover to their existing Internet connection. Also, because Mammoth allows the Partner to control the DSL loop, the Partner can be a single point of contact for their business customers, providing primary and backup Internet connections through separate and diverse paths.

"Businesses that rely on their connections have long pursued redundant networks," said Jeremy Malli, Mammoth's head of Network Operations. "Our network, because it is so diverse, allows a Service Provider to be a one-stop shop for reliability."

Typically, Internet-intensive businesses will purchase data connections from two different Providers to obtain redundancy. According to Malli, this doesn't always allow those businesses to achieve their goals, requiring additional equipment to support a backup data connection.

Mammoth Networks is an aggregator of data services serving nine Western states. Mammoth enables its Partners by erasing the invisible lines of the telecommunications structure, and leveling the playing field for service providers. The privately-held company is based in Gillette, Wyoming.

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