Technical Information

Technical Information

This page includes the basic  technical information regarding System Requirements and our Data Center Specifications.  There are also links to more detailed and advanced technical information you will find on the “Guides & Videos” and “On-Premise System Documentation” pages.


System Requirements

Cloud-Based (Hosted) Accounts
The HighOrbit Workflow Automation system is written in Java and utilizes a relational SQL database. It is hosted on a Unix-based web server in order to provide maximum speed, reliability and security.  The recommend minimum requirements are…

  • Any workstation/device with a browser and Internet access. System is accessed through a secured login and password. IE10+, FireFox, Safari, or Chrome recommended.
  • Broadband Internet connection is recommended.

On-Premise (Self Hosted) Systems

When an organization prefers to self-host HighOrbit Workflow Automation system, the following requirements are recommended.


  • 2GHz Processor, 4GB RAM or better for Workflow Engine, Database and Web Server(s). These can be split among machines when necessary.
  • Windows XP, 2003/2008 Server, Vista, Windows 7, Solaris, Redhat (Recent Versions), Mandriva (Recent Versions)
  • Disk Space: 1GB for Web Server, 5GB for Workflow Engine, plus Database storage
Supported Databases:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008+
  • MySQL 5.1
Admin/Designer Workstation:
  • 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM or better
  • Windows, Unix, MAC
  • Java 1.7.0 or later
  • IE10+, FireFox, Safari, Chrome
  • Internet Connection (TCP/IP ports 6051 and 6052)

Web Client:

  • Any Web Enabled Computer (PC, MAC, Unix, terminals)
  • IE10+, FireFox, Safari, Chrome


Data Center Specifications

HighOrbit utilizes two redundant data centers in geographically separate parts of the United States and United Kingdom.  All data centers are SSAE-16 Compliant.
Data Center Features:
  • Dedicated server machines
  • Commodity hardware
  • Multiple / redundant backup power and generators
  • Redundant cooling systems
  • Multiple / redundant backbone Internet connections (Cogent, AboveNet, Savvis, Verio, Wiltel, XO)
  • Dual internal network wiring
  • Redundant path fiber to upstream providers
  • Limited physical access to server hardware
  • 24 / 7 security guards
  • 24 / 7 personnel on site (reboot / power cycle servers)
  • 99.9% service level agreement
  • New machines can be online in under 30 minutes
  • Routers and data center software protect against denial of service attacks
  • Redundant DNS
Data Security:
  • All workflow data and state information stored in a database
  • Exact state of workflow can be rebuilt by restoring only database
  • All data continuously replicated between data centers
  • Data snapshots retained for seven days
  • Daily backups, maintained for six months
  • Data backed up to redundant sites
  • Backups stored off site and in bank vault
  • Hardware and software firewalls utilized
Hardware and Software Specifications:
  • Linux RedHat OS ES5
  • Intel Dual Core Quad Q6600
  • 15.0 GB RAM
  • 2X250GB data storage
  • 1-4 port 100MB Ethernet
  • Java 1.8
  • Tomcat 8
  • MySQL 5.1
Server Monitoring:
  • Ping and protocol monitoring
  • Multiple geographic locations for server monitors
  • On-call pager notification within 90 seconds of detected server outage


Please visit the “Guides & Videos” and “On-Premise System Documentation” pages for a variety of additional technical information.