InformaCast Resiliency

If a network outage, power failure, or other situation renders your primary InformaCast server unreachable, a secondary InformaCast server automatically takes over.

We offer high availability notification solutions with InformaCast Resiliency — a licensed feature of InformaCast mass notification system.  In the event of a network outage, power failure, or disruption to your primary InformaCast server, a secondary InformaCast server automatically takes over.

Features

How Does it Work?

  • InformaCast Resiliency allows you to have clusters of servers running InformaCast Advanced mass notification software. A cluster can contain one publisher and one subscriber.
  • Messages and recipient groups replicate from the publisher to the subscriber.
  • Each server has a priority ranking. A server will automatically become active if all of the servers ranked in front of it are unavailable.
  • InformaCast Resiliency provides failover, not additional capacity.

How do I Use It?

  • The web user interface provides a single point of administration.
  • You can initiate a mass notification on a cluster of servers by picking up an IP phone and dialing a designated extension. InformaCast Resiliency and Cisco Unified Communications Manager find the active server and send your message to the people who need to hear it.
  • Keep each InformaCast server bookmarked. Log in to the active server to send your message.

InformaCast Features That Work on Subscriber Servers

  • Messages
  • Recipient Groups
  • Plugins
  • Reports*
  • Clear phones function
  • SIP for DialCast
  • LDAP login, groups, roles*
  • Intercom Sessions

* Note: InformaCast Resiliency does have some caveats, see the InformaCast Resiliency Planning Guides and User Documentation to ensure your environment, devices and use cases are supported