The most significant cause of network down time is power outages at the customer premise. Surprisingly, a significant number of installations have no-one of knowing the power status of remote sites. On the low end UPS market most brands like APC, Delta, ABB and Eaton have monitoring ability via a USB connection. The cost of these low end units are very reasonable. The purpose of these would be to provide sufficient power to the networking equipment to alert the monitoring systems of a utility failure. Let us discuss how to use this in an SDWAN installation.
Read the article over at LinkedIn here.