ime Warner Taps SA For Disaster Recovery System
October 27, 2003
(October 27, 2003) Atlanta, GA--Time Warner Cable of New York City has agreed to license a new disaster recovery system from Scientific-Atlanta that will enable the company to minimize the impact of service interruptions for consumers and to upgrade to its cable system while using its backup system to provide continuous programming. The backup recovery system is scheduled to be ready to serve the system in early calendar year 2004.
The system is an integrated solution that uses redundant, external servers that are in a TWC remote facility instead of co-located in the Manhattan headends. This separation provides greater protection for TWC's ability to deliver programming and helps to assure a rapid, transparent switchover to the backup equipment. The redundant servers will monitor the activities of TWC Manhattan's primary Scientific-Atlanta Digital Network Control System (DNCS). As the Manhattan DNCS is updated, the backup system will synchronize its content to match that on the primary DNCS to deliver fast, accurate restoration of service.