DICE Corporation Announces Transition of Second UL 827A Data center to an active-active state for signal processing in the security industry recently.
The two active-active data DICE centers are located in the United States and are geographically separated to meet UL standards for life safety. For additional redundancy, data centers are powered by two different power companies in addition to generators, back-up batteries and other power technologies.
Difference between the two data centers
Several ISP streams from various carrier groups, including DICE’s sister company, IPtelX, are also connected to the sites. The main difference between active-active and active-passive data centers is in their function.
DICE controls the carrier switches and software, actively controlling the signal flow to each center
Active-active centers, in this case, mean that the signals are sent to both data centers actively and at the same time centers process data. In an active-passive configuration, the backup data center receives the signal only in the event of a failure at the primary site.
Before going into an active-active state, DICE exploited its second data center as a liability center to save its principal center. Due to the IPtelX partnership, DICE controls the operator’s switches and software, actively controlling the signal flow to each center.
Active backup possible
“One of the biggest advantages of this achievement is that it allows us to actively operate our backup equipment, rather than in reaction to a possible center failureSaid Cliff Dice, President and CEO of DICE Corporation.
“Load balancing alarm signals across multiple centers is very difficult for any supplier in the alarm industry. Most alarm companies have problems moving alarm signals. center To center. However, because our sister company is an operator, we have made changes to the telecommunications infrastructure to achieve this between our UL data centers. ”