August 16, 2008 - Rensselaer, NY – Vision Data's current network infrastructure is utilizing three different technologies for linking to the internet as part of their strategy to provide 24/7 support for its 1,500+ users, as well as for providing high speed redundant access for Vision Data's ASP (Application Service Provider) customers and VisionWeb Suite customers.
Vision Data installed a 4.5 MB fiber optic network link in August 2006, which they are using as its primary internet connection. This link is easily upgraded as needed to provide any supplementary bandwidth necessary as more ASP customers are added.
In addition to the fiber optic link, a high-speed microwave link was also installed in August 2006. Together with an existing T1 cable connection, these provide redundancy in case of primary link failure. Utilizing one of the core components of the Linux-HA project, primary network link failure is automatically detected and fail over to backup networks is initialized without manual intervention.
The approach of utilizing three different technologies for linking to the internet are part of Vision Data's plan to provide 24/7 support and always-on server availability for its ASP and VisionWeb customers. Their strategy also includes housing our computer resources in a secured fire-resistant room and providing a local utility natural gas-powered backup generator which can provide power to keep Vision Data "on the air" for as long as necessary.
Vision Data takes seriously its responsibility to be a very secure and highly reliable facility for its customer's data and software sources.
About Vision Data
- Vision Data Equipment Corp
. offers advertising, sales management/CRM, circulation management, online marketing, pagination, retail layout and ad tracking solutions for media groups including Pioneer News Group, Shaw Media, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc and Community Newspapers Inc. With more than 3,000 local newspaper publications relying on its solutions, Vision Data
offers self hosted, SaaS and IaaS solutions designed to meet each newspapers budget. Their motto – Strong Accounting Driving Marketing provides the platform of quality accounting systems designed to increase market share and streamline overhead. Visit our web site at www.vdata.com