Crowd Data Center

Crowd Data Center is a deployment option specifically designed to support the unique and complex requirements of enterprise organizations, where Crowd is central to the authentication and user management infrastructure. It's currently available for Crowd 3.0, or later. This page provides resources related to Data Center, as well as a high-level introduction to how it works.

 

About Crowd Data Center

Crowd Data Center is a cluster of Crowd nodes designed to provide:

  • High availability and failover – If one cluster node goes down, then the remaining cluster nodes can continue servicing requests so that users have uninterrupted access to Crowd, and other systems connected to it.
  • Instant scalability – You can rapidly provision extra capacity with no downtime.

A look at the architecture

Crowd Data Center consists of a cluster of dedicated machines, connected like this:


 

Load balancer

The load balancer distributes requests from your users to the cluster nodes. If a cluster node goes down, the load balancer immediately detects the failure and automatically directs requests to the other nodes within seconds. You can use any load balancer that supports session affinity.

 

Application nodes

The cluster of Data Center nodes share the workload of incoming requests. Failure of a cluster node causes virtually no loss of availability for users, because requests are immediately directed to other nodes.

Shared database and storage

Data Center supports the same databases that are supported for Crowd Server. It also supports any shared file system, which stores: import/export files, plugins, shared caches, and any data directory which includes attachments, avatars and icons.

Get started with Crowd Data Center

Ready to get started?

Get a Crowd Data Center license, or try it out for free. Once you're there, you might want to look at these pages:

Last modified on Sep 7, 2017

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