IDAutomation designed the BCGen on-line barcode generator cloud to be low
latency, high-performance and fault-tolerant, with multiple load balancing servers in different locations, each
with complete redundancy in DNS, power and network connectivity. A DNS failover
system exists on each server so that if one server goes off-line, DNS will
redirect clients to other functioning BCGen servers. The DNS cache is set to a maximum of 15 seconds
on all BCGen servers, which allows quick failover if one server should go
offline. One or more of the BCGen servers are hosted in a midwest
datacenter, while at least one other BCGen server is hosted in the east U.S.
The BCGen servers use Intel quad-core processors with plenty of memory and
bandwidth. As more clients use
the service, servers will be upgraded to support the load so the average
CPU usage is 15% or less; this ensures the quickest possible barcode generation.
In addition, when downtime or maintenance is scheduled for any of the servers,
the DNS is manually adjusted to avoid any downtime at all. Using this unique
failover system, the service will always be online and available to generate
barcodes. IDAutomation has been offering business solutions since 1996 and
is committed to keep these services operational.