NEC Corp. of America has announced a complete end-to-end business continuity suite for use in software disaster recovery and hardware continuous availability protection. NEC provides a business continuity product that can deliver virtually continuous uptime through its non-stop hardware, the NEC Fault Tolerant (FT) Express5800/300 series, combined with its data mirroring synchronization cluster software, NEC ExpressCluster, the company explained. FT servers, combined with ExpressCluster over a wide area network (WAN), protect against business disruption due to system outages caused by virtually any kind of unplanned or planned event while delivering application uptime at a low total cost of ownership (TCO).
NEC’s sixth-generation FT Express5800/300 servers deliver redundant lockstep processing using the latest Intel Xeon CPU technology. With fully redundant hot-swappable server modules running in lockstep, NEC’s FT servers can keep running the applications, even if hardware in the primary server module fails for any reason. Key features include continuous operation with up to 99.999 percent continuous availability; non-stop software maintenance through NEC’s Active Upgrade capability; and no-cost warranty repairs through NEC’s warranty program.
NEC’s software cluster solution, ExpressCluster, provides high-availability application clustering, including the option of clustering over a WAN, to complete NEC’s suite of business continuity products. ExpressCluster offers fast recovery and protection of critical applications and data over a WAN with recovery in minutes through its synchronized data mirroring capabilities. Key features include automatic failure detection and recovery within minutes; flexible data mirroring for real-time critical transaction, data and application protection; and simplified updates and maintenance.