Even in this day and age, many companies attach a dialup modem to their equipment for emergency access. Markley Group offers free gigabit speed out-of-band connectivity for any colocation customer on the same diverse, redundant network that provides access for our cloud customers.
Customers receive a gigabit port with the first 2 Mbps (on 95th percentile) waived. If you run into a problem where you need to use the full gigabit, no problem. There is no long term commitment to sign, you only get charged when you use it. You don't even have to call. When an emergency happens, the connection is ready for your use.
When your network goes down, having out-of-band connectivity is critical. Depending on dialup can significantly increase downtime if engineers cannot upload patches or have to wait for logs to download. With a gigabit link available, your engineers can do whatever they need, as fast as they need to.
Because the link is always on with 2 Mbps waived, it is perfect for things like external SNMP or other monitoring. And because the bandwidth is measured on the 95th percentile, you can use the full gigabit for 36 hours without incurring extra charge.
One more reason Markley is the best location for your critical infrastructure.