CloakDR

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Overview

CloakDR enables two GB Labs intelligent storage systems to act as master and slave respectively, failing over in as little as 2 seconds.

Unlike traditional methods, GB Labs storage systems are completely live, which means that when data is written it’s not confirmed until both units have it live. That means that it’s impossible to have out-of-sync data between the pair of units.

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With CloakDR

CloakDR has been designed to not only protect against typical server failures, such as: disk, OS or PSU failure, but the bigger issues too including: rack power outage, accidental removal of network or power cabling, switch failures and even a complete server room outage, with systems placed in separate server rooms.

System administrators will love the easy ‘no downtime’ maintenance that can be achieved by seamlessly removing servers and allowing them to be worked on independently then re-synchronised quickly, with no interruption to service.

Additionally, separate buildings could be used to house each storage unit to give further protection against fire and flood damage. With a fast and seamless failover, it minimises any disruption to user’s workflow and maximises peace of mind.

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The units are then configured with GB Labs ‘CloakDR’ software, creating a ‘Primary’ and ‘Secondary’ server and presenting a single ‘Virtual IP.’ Data is always written to both servers at the same time meaning data is always in sync. If failover occurs, a single IP address is maintained throughout, giving the same path to files and folders. Complete server failover takes as little as two seconds to occur.

Available in ECHO 36, SPACE SSD and SPACE.

Key benefits...

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Disaster recovery planning for media production of any kind.
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Protecting from disk failure to complete server room outage.
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Clients move from primary to secondary server in two seconds with no interruption.
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Locate servers in different buildings to give protection against fire and flood.
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Cherie Gribble
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