Sander Steffann is an ICT specialist, graduated in Computer Science at the University of Twente. Since 1995 he has specialised in all Internet related technology. Through the years he has been responsible for setting up an Internet Service Provider network, automating business processes, server management and network security, amongst other things.
Since March 2010 he is an independent consultant and he focusses on advising enterprises and service providers on network architecture and the deployment of IPv6. He is also the co-chair of the RIPE Address Policy working group
. This working group is responsible for setting policy for distributing IP addresses and AS numbers in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia.
Besides being a network and IPv6 specialist Sander Steffann is:
Cloud-route More and more organisations use cloud based services. Sometimes these a for email or telephony, but sometimes complete desktop environments are placed in the cloud. This offers lots of advantages for the organisation as cloud based services are often secure, scalable and redundant.
But there is one major risk: the cloud, or actually the internet, must be reachable. And that is where things often go wrong. Whole organisations are connected to the internet using only a single DSL or fibre connection. Most of the time this works well, but when that connection fails the whole organisation comes to a standstill.
For many organisations this has never been a conscious choice. Access to the internet started as something that was nice and convenient to have. But internet access is not optional anymore. It is time to take a look at the current situation and analyse how business critical the internet has become.
Cloud-route is the solution for organisations that realise that they cannot operate without reliable access to the internet. It requires no special expensive connections because it can deliver the reliability, redundancy and flexibility that is required for using the cloud based on cheap consumer-grade internet connections.