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MTG HSM-HA

Cluster-capable High Availability Solution for Hardware Security Modules

High Availability & Scaleability

MTG HSM-HA

The large number of (parallel) key operations for TLS and content data protection requires flexible scalability, high availability and reliability, as demanded for example by the German Smart Meter Roll-out.

MTG HSM HA – Cluster-capable High Availability Solution

MTG HSM HA – Cluster-capable High Availability Solution (© MTG AG)

MTG HSM-HA Cluster  is a software high availability layer for the Utimaco Deutschland-HSM resp. Utimaco CryptoServer LAN V4, which is already in use with the eID server for the new German electronical ID card.

The MTG solution is the only cluster-capable HSM-HA solution for the Utimaco Deutschland HSM.

Both the primary and secondary systems are active and requests are processed in parallel. There is no recovery time.

The MTG HSM-HA Software provides the following features:
  • Geographical distribution possible (desaster recovery scenario)
  • transparent integration (API Utimaco & HSM-HA API MTG transparent)
  • Availability (99.9%)
Specific advantages compared to "hot standby solutions" are:
  • Availability with fail-over function: i.e. one HSM can fail / be serviced during operation without disrupting the operation of the others)
  • Easy dynamic scalability ( because "stateless" is easily possible by connecting further HSM's)
  • Performance / Loadbalancing (easily possible by connecting additional HSM's)

MTG recommends a HSM-HA solution ( as of 2 HSM) to ensure maximum availability. In case of failure or maintenance of one HSM, the second HSM automatically takes over the operation.

MTG recommends a HSM-HA solution (as of 2 HSM) to ensure maximum availability. In case of failure or maintenance of one HSM, the second HSM automatically takes over the operation.

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