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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 14:34

Disaster Recovery with No Strings Attached

Written by  MARK DAVIS

As the nation braces itself for hurricane season, it’s hard to forget the devastation of recent years – Andrew, Dennis, Rita, Wilma and, of course, Katrina. These names are synonymous with images of disaster and devastation that are indelibly etched in our minds. The National Hurricane Preparedness Week last May culminated in the message to prepare ourselves for another summer and fall of unpredictable and, possibly, severe weather. During this next hurricane season, it is natural to ask, “Just how prepared are we this time around?”Regardless of the answer to that question, we all know now that in the event of a major storm, communications networks in the affected areas will be under siege. What most people don’t know is that wireless microwave networks are inherently less vulnerable and more reliable than their landline network counterparts. Given that cable of any type is a solid medium, landline networks must