UCG upgrades DNS solution
ApplianSys is pleased to announce that online publisher UCG has upgraded its DNSBOX solution to benefit from improved alerting and prepare for a future IPv6 requirement.
UCG uses multiple domains to promote each of its online publications, so reliable DNS service is business critical. In 2008, the company deployed a DNSBOX300/100solution for easy, reliable DNS management.
With its DNSBOX hardware refresh due in 2013, UCG revisited its DNS requirements and decided to add redundancy by deploying an additional DNSBOX master at a remote disaster recovery site. Now, if the active DNSBOX master at HQ is offline, downtime is avoided by automatically switching to the failover unit which contains up-to-date copies of UCG’s DNS configuration and records.
Since the DNSBOX failover unit is situated off-site, UCG wanted comprehensive email, SMS and SNMP alerting for remote monitoring. The company also wanted to future proof its network to effectively handle IPv6. Having evaluated DNSBOX400/200, UCG recognised that both of these requirements were well addressed and decided to upgrade.
“The additional complexities of IPv6 addresses make automated address management essential and DNSBOX400‘s IPAM functionality gives UCG the tools they will need,” comments Magdalena Jovanovic, Head of DNSBOX Sales. “DNSBOX400also provides the advanced alerting features that UCG required. If a unit becomes unavailable DNSBOX400 will immediately send email, SMS or SNMP alerts to UCG’s Network Managers.”
UCG is a portfolio of highly-focused business and professional publishing companies that provide guidance, information, analysis, data and solutions to over two million clients worldwide. It distributes more than 80 subscription-supported newsletters, guidebooks and other titles, as well as delivering multi-million dollar subscription databases that serve the mortgage banking, energy and telecommunications markets.