Originally posted to Data Center POST
An always-on environment and high levels of accessibility are key for offering great end user experiences, regardless of the business vertical or service capability. Government has been no exception to the rise of online applications, and many local governments and municipalities are shifting their administrative capabilities and resident interfaces online for an enhanced experience. Still, the success of these digital services depends on having a robust network in place to support them.
FiberLight’s recent case study explores the role of fiber (specifically dark fiber) and data center connectivity in this online government ecosystem, detailing the story of its collaboration with the City of Roswell, Georgia, to outline how these services can be delivered with exceptional results.
Roswell, a suburb of Atlanta and the state’s eighth-largest city, delivers a range of mission-critical municipal and administrative services to residents digitally. These services cover crime reporting abilities, emergency response and public safety applications, parks and recreation needs, mobile utility billing and beyond. As residents’ adoption of this online framework grew, the city experienced network demands that soon required expanded fiber infrastructure that could continue to deliver real-time and truly always-on user access. Not to mention, the network required redundancy, failover capabilities and the ability to backup this important data from city departments at multiple data centers for added protection.
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