FastFax High Availability Faxing
Available for our FastFax/Enterprise, FastFax/Ultra, and FastFax/LAN solutions, these high-availability fax servers provide greater security and stability to IT environments where downtime is catastrophic.
Quadrant Software’s two new high-availability servers are rack-mounted. Both provide increased data integrity and availability through mirrored drives and RAID technology:
High-Availability 1 (HA1)
HA1 provides RAID-1 protection through 2 mirrored and hot swappable hard drives in addition to a redundant power supply. HA1 provides the excellent performance and reliability in a multi-user system where there are 9 or less concurrent users.
High-Availability 2 (HA2)
HA2 provides RAID-5 for an even more solid level of protection. Like HA1, it includes a redundant power supply, but utilizes three SCSI-connected, hot swappable RAID-protected hard drives for the greatest level of dependability and performance. HA2 is recommended to companies with 9 or more concurrent users running (or intending to run) full Electronic Document Distribution (EDD) solutions including electronic forms, fax, and email.
High-availability FastFax configurations will provide the following benefits:
Higher Data Security: RAID protects the data stored on the array to such a degree that the array can withstand a complete failure of one hard disk (or sometimes more) without any data loss and without requiring any data to be restored from backup.
Greater Reliability: RAID provides a much more reliable overall storage subsystem than a single disk. This lowers the chance of the storage subsystem failing as a whole. Power supplies have an auto-rollover feature to protect against unforeseen outages.
Improved Availability: RAID systems improve data availability by providing fault tolerance as well as special features that allow for recovery from hardware faults without disruption.
Increased, Integrated Capacity: By converting several smaller drives into a larger array, you add their capacity together. This facilitates applications or operations that require large amounts of contiguous disk space and makes disk space management simpler.
Improved Performance: RAID systems improve performance by letting the controller make use of multiple hard disks to get around mechanical issues that bog down individual hard disks.