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Open Options partners with NEC for redundancy

Open Options has partnered with NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, to offer DNA Fusion access control software users a high availably and redundancy solution.


June 8, 2016
By SP&T Staff

“Companies invest thousands of dollars in security systems only to discover too late that if they don’t have a plan in place for system redundancy they can be caught with the inability to run critical systems perhaps when they need it most – during an emergency or disaster,” said Open Options president and general manager Jonathan Berman. “Open Options has partnered with NEC to offer new backup options for DNA Fusion users via ExpressCluster, an application that allows critical systems to continue to operate in the event of a failure.”

DNA Fusion is an IT-centric solution that combines the best in access, video, data, and audio, but like any security software application it is best served by system backup. NEC’s ExpressCluster high availability and redundancy solution is a good supplement as it affords the ability to provide uninterrupted delivery of access control in the event of a network outage or computer failure.

NEC ExpressCluster is an integrated high availability and disaster recovery software solution that addresses fast recovery and continuous protection needs of business-critical applications and data. With full clustering capabilities and unique synchronous data mirroring technology, it delivers reliable data protection at all times, according to NEC. ExpressCluster also offers powerful disaster recovery capabilities for business critical transactional applications and data.

“A key goal of any well-engineered security application system is minimized downtime to maintain continuity of security. NEC ExpressCluster is designed to provide comprehensive redundancy for such systems,” said Hide Senta, vice-president of strategic business, NEC Corporation of America.

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