Date Added: Nov 2010
The goal of any network design is to eliminate downtime and ensure the availability of critical applications to employees, partners and customers. Resiliency is the ability to provide and maintain an acceptable level of service in the face of faults and challenges to normal operation. In network design and planning, resiliency is built on both the combination of hardware and software used and the methodology employed to provide uninterrupted access to applications and services during network disruptions or hardware failures. One of the key goals of any resilient network is to eliminate single points of failure by creating multiple pathways, through the LAN and WAN, as well as the Internet.