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Open-Xchange deploys Hazelcast to minimize server maintenance disruption

First Published 30th August 2017

Open-Xchange deploys Hazelcast IMDG to implement effective new distributed session storage capabilities for OX customers

Greg Luck, Hazelcast

Greg Luck, Hazelcast

Palo Alto, California - Open-Xchange, creator of open source messaging and software for hosting, service provider and telco companies, has deployed Hazelcast, the open source in-memory data grid (IMDG) to implement new distributed session storage capabilities for OX customers.

Previously, when an OX server was shut down for maintenance, all user sessions on the machine were lost. Users were required to login again. The new distributed session storage capabilities, powered by Hazelcast IMDG, ensure all user sessions are backed up in a distributed fashion meaning they are no longer bound to a specific server node.

User session data remains available after a server has been shut down and can be accessed from the remaining nodes in the cluster. This load-balancing technique routes users to another server, avoiding 'session expired' errors.

Greg Luck, CEO of Hazelcast, said: "As the first and most pervasive open source memory store technology, we are always looking to work with like-minded organizations who build their products with open source stacks. By using Hazelcast IMDG, OX is able to increase customer satisfaction, maximize throughput, and minimize response time."