CIO says wireless broadband is now fast enough to provide a DR option.
Packaging giant Visy Industries plans to use Telstra's NextG network to provide disaster recovery services for its data networks.
Visy Industries operates 130 sites around Australia, linked by a mixture of frame relay and ADSL 2.
"3G networks have been around for a while but until recently the level of bandwidth has meant we have not bothered looking at it," said Visy's Chief Information Officer Rolland Spitty.
"NextG has enough bandwidth to be useful."
Visy is therefore planning to attach NextG trasncievers directly to its routers as a disaster recovery tool that provides a wireless connection to the outside world in the event its physical network connections fail.
"It's a viable disaster recovery technology," Spitty says. "We'll use it in our data centres at the router level."