DICE Corporation Achieves New Level of Redundancy with Active-Active Data Center – BAY CITY, Mich., October 26, 2021—DICE Corporation is pleased to announce the transition of its second UL 827A data center to an active-active state for signal processing in the security industry this week.
Both DICE active-active data centers are located in the United States and are separated geographically to meet life safety UL standards. For additional redundancy, the data centers are powered by two different electrical power companies in addition to generators, battery backup, and other power technologies. Multiple ISP feeds from the carrier group IPtelX, DICE’s sister company, are also connected to the sites.
The key difference between active-active and active-passive data centers is in their function. Active-active centers in this case mean that signals are sent to both data centers actively and both centers process the data. In an active-passive setup, the backup data center only sees action when a failure occurs at the primary site.
Prior to moving to an active-active state, DICE operated its second data center as a passive center to back up its main center. Because of the IPtelX partnership, DICE has control over the carrier switches and software, controlling the flow of signals to each center actively.
“One of the biggest advantages of this achievement is that it allows us to actively run our backup equipment rather than in reaction to a center failure,” says DICE Corporation President and CEO Cliff Dice. “Load balancing alarm signals across multiple centers is very difficult for any provider in the alarm industry. In fact, most alarm companies have issues moving signals from center to center. However, because our sister company is a carrier, we have made changes in the telecom infrastructure to accomplish this between our UL data centers.”
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