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Business broadband provider Fluidata has put contingencies in place to ensure is network can cope with increased demands during the Olympics.

As the countdown to London 2012 continues, the firm has explained its strategy for coping with an expected spike in traffic and potential network interruption.

"In the event of a black-out at one of our datacentres all DSL based services would automatically fail-over to one of several other sites and carry on working," Fluidata stated.

"Our customers typically also have demand for high bandwidth as well as uptime, so capacity is carefully engineered with low thresholds set to trigger upgrades."

The firm said its routers are kept at no more than 30 per cent usage during peak hours, with the average across the network being typically 15-20 per cent.

This ensures that traffic re-routed during a failure can be absorbed at other sites with ease, it added.

Fluidata noted that it has plumbed in an additional 40Gb of internet transit routing capacity ahead of the Olympics.

"This enough to comfortably serve huge customer demands whilst being able to also cushion large DoS attacks," the company added. 

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