Orion by Ripplecom, the autofailover engineered in-house by Ripplecom engineers and unique to the Limerick-based telecommunications company, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Tech Excellence Awards.
Ireland’s leading IT industry awards
Now in their eighteenth year, the Tech Excellence Awards are the most prestigious accolades in Ireland’s IT industry. The awards recognise transformational technology that delivers outstanding operational and competitive advantages to Irish companies.
Orion: guaranteed uptime for cloud connections
Migration to the cloud means that, these days, businesses have very little tolerance for downtime. Reflecting this new reality, Ripplecom’s engineering team created Orion, a clever, compact and cost-effective autofailover. Each Orion is created with two network connections- one primary and one secondary. Usually, all internet traffic uses the primary connection but when an outage strikes, all connected systems and devices switch quickly and smoothly to the secondary line.
Network resilience for the SME sector
Larger companies have long been aware of the crucial nature of resilience, undertaking infrastructural builds to guarantee redundancy in the case of network failure or unavailability. At Ripplecom, we know that custom network builds are expensive and time-consuming. Orion was designed to make sure SMEs could finally demand the same reliability as their larger counterparts.
John McDonnell, Managing Director of Ripplecom, is delighted to see Orion shortlisted in the SME Project of the Year category. “Crucially, the Tech Excellence Awards celebrate innovation that is rooted in a thorough understanding of clients’ needs which is exactly where the impetus for Orion came from. We were rigorous about making Orion available at a price point that would bring resilient connectivity within reach of SMEs for the first time.”
Recognising excellence in engineering and in service
John McDonnell continued “Being shortlisted is a testament to the talents and hard work of everyone at Ripplecom. The skill of our engineers and the service delivered by the entire team is what allows Ripplecom to carve out a niche in an increasingly competitive market and to deliver value-added products.”
Winners of the Tech Excellence Awards 2018 will be announced at a gala ceremony in Dublin on 24 May.
Learn more about Orion
To find out exactly how Orion could protect your company’s connection to the outside world, please:
• Visit www.ripplecom.net/orion
• Call us on 061 500250
• Email email@example.com
• Request a call back or submit a query online
If you are an IT services or VoIP provider, curious about what Orion could mean for your customers, please visit ripplecom.net/channel partners
What impressed me most, was the proactive approach of the Ripplecom team to listen and quickly understand our business requirements and then, structure a solution that was tailored specifically for us. The Ripplecom staff including the sales, engineering and support teams were skilled and competent and delivered a telephony solution that met the needs of our business. At all times during the procurement process, it was more like the development of a long term business to business relationship, rather than a one-off transactional event. We look forward to growing this business to business relationship as each of our businesses grow in the future.
Ripplecom's connectivity solutions have helped us roll out a number of initiatives concerning internet, mobile and cloud technologies. We would now view Ripplecom as a key enabler to our business and a key strategic partner with respect to our long term ICT strategy.
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