Cloud & Data Center

ABPTech, DrayTek Enable SMBs to Ensure Access to the Cloud

By Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC  |  September 30, 2014

More and more businesses – including SMBs – today rely on the cloud for such applications as CRM, e-mail, security, and more. The rise of the cloud means more services are available to more organizations at more affordable prices. And many businesses are migrating even their mission-critical applications to the cloud.

That’s the good news.

The bad news is that when the broadband connections that give these companies access to the cloud go down, it can bring business to a complete standstill.

To ensure SMBs that leverage cloud services always have access to those services, distributor ABPTech is now offering a complete line of DrayTek routers with multiWAN functionality.

MultiWAN functionality means that SMBs can now affordably manage multiple connections, even of various types, so they can create primary and secondary access methods. The routers can also allow for load sharing between two or more connections.

“In addition to WAN failover, DrayTek Multi-WAN routers support true load-balancing,” according to ABPTech. “This way additional bandwidth from [the] secondary WAN is aggregated and not just sitting idle. DrayRek routers are sophisticated enough to recognize and remember sessions and perform session load balancing. Stateless Packet load balancing would break VoIP, HTTPS and other protocols.”

The breakthrough here, according to ABPTech, is that while routers to enable that traditionally cost thousands of dollars and are designed with the needs of enterprises in mind, the DrayTek routers offer SMBs an affordable option. The per appliance cost of the routers start at $300.

Edited by Maurice Nagle