Ensure continuous availability of all data and keep your business running. Open-E software provides solutions that allow your company to maintain operations in spite of critical situations or disasters.
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Failover is an excellent way to implement High Availability. It is a work mode that uses two Open-E Data Storage Software V6 servers (primary and secondary). The secondary server, which has a full up-to-date copy of the data, takes over as the file server in the event of a primary server failure.
High availability is crucial to many applications. Despite using high-quality hardware and superior connection, any node (network, server, storage equipment, etc) is still subject to crashes due to power shortages, communication and equipment faults, fire incidents, maintenance problems or a human factor. These crashes result in a loss of all active connections and data transactions, as well as service termination. The main goal of Failover is to protect company server against such cases.
Failover Cluster allows multiple computers work together in order to provide high availability of some services. In case of a situation when a node responsible for a service fails, the second one is able to take over this service and prevents from an unexpected downtime.