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OUR TECHNOLOGY

How ZeroNines® Always Available™ Technology Works

The core function of Always Available™ technology is to enable all your transactions, data exchanges, and other network activities to occur equally and simultaneously on multiple secure application servers separated by hundreds of miles. In IT parlance, all servers are “hot” and all are “active.” There is no server hierarchy, and consequently no single point of failure.

If one application server, data center, virtualized environment, or cloud suffers from a disaster, all activities continue uninterrupted on the others. There is no need for failover or recovery because continuity is maintained.

HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS

1. Server calls are originated by networked clients: computers, email, PDAs, phones, business software, databases, etc.

2. Each transaction passes through the ZeroNines Smart Switch Nodes, which route it simultaneously to all application servers in a one-to-many (1:m) session.

3. Processing and storage take place equally on all servers. There are no primary or secondary servers. All servers are “hot” and all applications are “active.”

4. All transactions and data exchanges are recorded, verified, and subjected to security measures.

5. Each application server sends its response back through the Smart Switch Nodes.

6. The Smart Switch Nodes cooperatively eliminate duplicate responses and return a single response to the client that originated it.

Safeguards are in place for guaranteed message delivery, data authorization, journaling, and synchronization to make sure that every transaction is secured, translated, completed, recorded, and communicated to the other servers. If one application server goes offline, the Journaling feature and Smart Switch Nodes automatically update it once it comes back on line, bringing it to the same level of preparedness as the other servers.

Always Available architecture is application, OS, and platform agnostic, accommodating your existing equipment. You can mix and match old and new hardware and operating systems, even from different vendors, without compromising Always Available integrity.

The ZeroNines Always Available architecture natively supports HTTP, POP3, and SMTP protocols. A protocol interface development kit enables easy creation of interfaces for applications that use other protocols.

Geographic dispersal of data centers means that it is highly improbable that any two data centers will be affected by the same disaster. Patented Always Available technology enables separation by thousands of miles. This gives far greater safety than standard disaster recovery technologies which require data centers and their recovery equipment to be only a few miles apart, leaving them vulnerable to the same storm, flood, earthquake, or other disaster.

DISASTER PREVENTION

ZeroNines® Moves Beyond Disaster Recovery

Standard disaster recovery methods are reactive, coming into play after the damage has been done, when it is too late to protect your business’ revenue and reputation. All standard disaster recovery techniques – failover, remote vaulting, tape backups – are expensive, unreliable, and can’t prevent outages in the first place. 

It may take hours or days for these techniques to restore applications and get your business going again, even if your network was down for just a few minutes. Some information and transactions will be lost or damaged. If your business operates under Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, or other regulations, there is the real risk that you may be thrown out of compliance.

Threats to networks and business continuity include floods, fires, storms, electrical overloads, terrorist attacks, equipment failure, construction accidents, and a host of other potential disasters. ZeroNines Always Available™ technology departs from standard disaster recovery because our technology keeps your applications available and operating at full efficiency and with no interruptions, regardless of what happens to any of your network facilities. It’s not disaster recovery. It’s disaster prevention.

All your transactions, data exchanges, and other network activities occur equally and simultaneously on multiple secure application servers separated by hundreds or thousands of miles. There is no server hierarchy, and consequently no single point of failure. In IT parlance, all servers are “hot” and all applications are “active.” If one application server or data center suffers from a disaster, all activities continue uninterrupted on the others. There is no need for failover or recovery because the network was never down.

ZERO DOWNTIME

Always Available™ Prevents Downtime

In technical terms, Always Available technology prevents downtime through redundant zones and redundant transaction processing paths. Automated journaling and auditing features enable all zones to update each other continually so all are always at the same logical state. If one goes offline, it just drops out of the array and the others simply keep processing until it is replaced. Once a damaged server is repaired and added back into the array, the surviving servers automatically update it.

The zones in an Always Available array can be any distance apart, even on opposite sides of the globe. Compare that to some disaster recovery systems that use the backup and failover model, in which the servers must be within a few kilometers of each other and may be vulnerable to the same disaster.

zero-down-software-data-protection-cloud-adoption-system-mapOUR TECHNOLOGY

How ZeroNines® Always Available™ Technology Works

The core function of Always Available™ technology is to enable all your transactions, data exchanges, and other network activities to occur equally and simultaneously on multiple secure application servers separated by hundreds of miles. In IT parlance, all servers are “hot” and all are “active.” There is no server hierarchy, and consequently no single point of failure.

If one application server, data center, virtualized environment, or cloud suffers from a disaster, all activities continue uninterrupted on the others. There is no need for failover or recovery because continuity is maintained.

HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS

1. Server calls are originated by networked clients: computers, email, PDAs, phones, business software, databases, etc.

2. Each transaction passes through the ZeroNines Smart Switch Nodes, which route it simultaneously to all application servers in a one-to-many         (1:m) session.

3. Processing and storage take place equally on all servers. There are no primary or secondary servers. All servers are “hot” and all applications           are “active.”

4. All transactions and data exchanges are recorded, verified, and subjected to security measures.

5. Each application server sends its response back through the Smart Switch Nodes.

6. The Smart Switch Nodes cooperatively eliminate duplicate responses and return a single response to the client that originated it.

Safeguards are in place for guaranteed message delivery, data authorization, journaling, and synchronization to make sure that every transaction is secured, translated, completed, recorded, and communicated to the other servers. If one application server goes offline, the Journaling feature and Smart Switch Nodes automatically update it once it comes back on line, bringing it to the same level of preparedness as the other servers.

Always Available architecture is application, OS, and platform agnostic, accommodating your existing equipment. You can mix and match old and new hardware and operating systems, even from different vendors, without compromising Always Available integrity.

The ZeroNines Always Available architecture natively supports HTTP, POP3, and SMTP protocols. A protocol interface development kit enables easy creation of interfaces for applications that use other protocols.

Geographic dispersal of data centers means that it is highly improbable that any two data centers will be affected by the same disaster. Patented Always Available technology enables separation by thousands of miles. This gives far greater safety than standard disaster recovery technologies which require data centers and their recovery equipment to be only a few miles apart, leaving them vulnerable to the same storm, flood, earthquake, or other disaster.

ZERO DOWNTIMEzero-down-software-data-protection-cloud-adoption-customer-map

In technical terms, Always Available technology prevents downtime through redundant zones and redundant transaction processing paths. Automated journaling and auditing features enable all zones to update each other continually so all are always at the same logical state. If one goes offline, it just drops out of the array and the others simply keep processing until it is replaced. Once a damaged server is repaired and added back into the array, the surviving servers automatically update it.

The zones in an Always Available array can be any distance apart, even on opposite sides of the globe. Compare that to some disaster recovery systems that use the backup and failover model, in which the servers must be within a few kilometers of each other and may be vulnerable to the same disaster.

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