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March 10, 2008

Esnatech Intros Telephony Office-LinX 7.1 with Disaster Recovery Enhancements

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributing Editor


Esnatech has entered into controlled introduction of its new high-availability and disaster-recovery release by leveraging Sybase (News - Alert) Technologies’ Mobilink synchronization software.
 
With the Telephony Office-LinX 7.1 platform, customers can distribute applications and resources over multiple servers connected to a single or distributed telephony infrastructure. New High-Availability (HA) Clusters provide a class of tightly-coupled distributed systems providing high availability of services through hardware and software monitoring, synchronization and hardware redundancy.
 
Campus environments or multiple locations can now be configured with local connectivity managed through a single application. With the HA infrastructure, every unified communications (UC) node across the network can be replicated in real-time and if any node fails all other nodes can take over the call load. By simply adding an incremental UC node or nodes, companies can manage and provision Disaster Recover (DR) plans, and have the remote nodes connect to DR telephony services but have real-time synchronization with the other live nodes.
 
Mohammad Nezarati (News - Alert), CTO/CEO at Esnatech, said in a statement that high availability has shifted from a mission-critical requirement to a general requisite that affects all types of deployments. He noted that application servers need to provide end-to-end protection against all type of failures for all the services and all the components that are used by an application.
 
Esnatech’s high availability release delivers real-time synchronization across an organization’s infrastructure. This ensures uptime, and allows the company to integrate DR plans. By leveraging a SIP infrastructure, the nodes can talk to completely different PBXs and telephony infrastructures. Nezarati said this is the perfect architecture for large universities, government organizations and municipalities that have many buildings and locations but want to be completely networked together as a single organization.
 
Davide Petramala, vice president of sales and marketing at Esnatech, said that not only is the high availability technology the first of its kind, it adds tremendous value to large OCTEL users looking for a voicemail migration strategy. The distributed architecture is focused on fortune 5000 customers with large infrastructure and robust uptime demands.
 
According to Petramala, these same people are migrating from legacy voicemail systems. With the HA release, Esnatech provides UC during the transition period. This means companies can continue with some staff using legacy PBXs, while other staff is upgraded to new Cisco (News - Alert) or other IP telephony gear. The UC solution can now network to both and deliver up time even during live upgrades. He further explained that the company provides OCTEL user templates to ease the migration in order to add more value. They provide a voicemail interface creator within these templates to allow customers to make any modifications or changes to meet their custom user requirements.
 
Esnatech was in news last month when Iwatsu (News - Alert) and Esnatech launched Version 2.0 of the Iwatsu Enterprise Suite, a combination of Iwatsu’s advanced IP PBX call control hardware and Esnatech’s innovative unified communications platform, Enterprise Communications (News - Alert) Server version 4, from Esnatech’s Telephony Office-LinX Version 7.1.
 

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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.




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