Enterprise Network
Timing

The Challenge

Timing and synchronization enhances enterprise networks and can turn them into money-making assets. To accomplish this goal, several challenges need to be solved:

  • Optimizing network operations and improving quality of service
  • Managing network latency
  • Improving data accuracy and security 
  • Complying with regulations and standards 
“Very large-scale distributed systems demand that time be well-synchronized … Having accurate time is critical to everything we do at Google. Keeping replicas of data up to date, correctly reporting the order of searches and clicks, and determining which data-affecting operation came last are all examples of why accurate time is crucial to our products and to our ability to keep your data safe.” 
 

Learn more about why time matters to Google:

 
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Let us help you make your network your most valuable asset

You'll find the world's best network time servers right here. But if you need something more, our flexible product platforms along with our technology partners can solve the most difficult challenges around enterprise synchronization.


Working Across Industries

We bring the best network timing technologies for practical use to:

  • Data center operations
  • E-commerce
  • Technology and communications
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Security
  • Entertainment
  • Financial services and banking
  • Petrochemical and energy
  • Process control and automation
  • Government

Reliable and Scalable Solutions

We offer reliable and scalable solutions often coupling GPS/GNSS receivers with a precision local oscillator for deployment of network time protocol (NTP); precision time protocol (PTP); and other time sync standards in off-the-shelf configurations, custom configurations, and integrations with technology partners.

Some of the building blocks of our solutions for enterprise networks include:

Ingenuity at Work

  • Simplifying high availability NTP networks

    Leverage Anycast-compatible networks and routers to enhance your NTP deployment.

    If you need a scalable, reliable, high availability synchronization network, Spectracom's NTP over Anycast makes it simple. Deploy redundant stratum-1 servers without the need to manage complexity at the NTP client. A further enhancement includes using Spectracom stratum-2 servers for an extra level of relability.

Resources

White Papers

More Info

The traceability of time synchronization: This document briefly discusses the differences between a time source from within the network compared to outside the network with considerations for traceability for a network deployment of network time protocol (NTP).


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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By: Spectracom
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If you manage a time-sensitive network, you'll want to consider how a leap second event will effect your applications. We offer these tips to help you be prepared.
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Friday, September 9, 2016
By: Spectracom
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If you are in the data center business, you’re faced with a long list of customer demands as businesses and entire industries move operations to the cloud. But you’re also facing an increasingly competitive landscape where offering the best service and greatest value is paramount. Balancing what you can offer customers and at what cost can be complicated, to say the least. An often overlooked service offering, one which provides a large value to customers at a low cost to providers, is Time as a Service (TaaS).
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
By: Spectracom

System Diagrams

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System diagram showing hybrid Unicast/Anycast multi-statum NTP network.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By: Spectracom

Industry Standards

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The payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) requires the use of time-synchronization technology. We can help ensure your compliance with requirement 10.4.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
By: Spectracom

Application Notes

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GPS-enabled network time synchronization enables real-time trading of financial instruments by providing secure, accurate, and reliable time for events across the trading network. When an event occurs and is logged into the realtime database, the time associated with the event is accurate to national and international time standards. Synchronizing the time at which a transaction is executed from one system to another allows these systems to properly process transactions accurately.
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Sunday, May 13, 2012
By: Spectracom