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    Alfresco   scalability and performnce Alfresco scalability and performnce Presentation Transcript

    • Alfresco 4:Performance and Reliability Paul Hampton Director of Product Marketing
    • Maidenhead, UK Global Headquarters Atlanta, US HeadquartersAlfresco is now the largest open sourcecontent management company in the world.Founded in 2005, with offices in London & AtlantaOver 3.5 million community downloads250+ global channel partners2,500 customers in 55 countries, including…
    • The Document ManagementAlfresco Platform Records Management Web Content Services Enterprise Collaboration Open Source Platform
    • Alfresco is now the largest open sourcecontent management company in the world. •  10 month average payback period •  $1.3 million in IT & training cost savings •  53% ROI in three years •  Flexibility and Open Standards praised
    • ECM in the 1990’s Content Devices Location
    • Files Types Have Changed •  More file types Content –  Office files (MS Office, Open Office, iWork) –  PDF –  Video –  Images –  Audio –  Drawings –  Scanned paper
    • New Technology •  New technology being used Devices –  Laptop (PC and Mac) –  Tablet –  Smart phone •  Different form factors •  Different capabilities
    • Working Habits Have Changed •  People are mobile Location –  Office –  Home –  Hotel –  Coffee shop –  Train –  Airport •  More collaboration outside the firewall
    • ECM Basics•  Components –  Application Alfresco –  Application Server Application –  Content Store Server –  Index –  Database Data Base Content Index Store
    • Storage Policies•  AKA Information Lifecycle Policy Rules SSD Management (ILM) $$$•  Dynamic storage based on business policies / Policy FC lifecycle rules Rules Drives o  i.e. Current versions on fast $$ (expensive) drive. Superseded versions on slower (cheaper) drives. o  Define business rules SATA•  Reduced cost without Drive impacting performance $
    • XAM Content Connector•  A solution for ‘Fixed Content’ – content that will never be changed•  Extend Alfresco o  Use Content Addressable Storage o  Support the XAM compliant stores o  Designed to work with solutions from EMC, HP, IBM, Hitachi, Sun, etc.•  Alfresco Enterprise only feature
    • Alfresco Standard Configuration•  Easy install –  All on one server Alfresco (single CPU) Application•  But… Server –  Single point of failure –  Limited performance Data Base Content Index Store
    • Improving Reliability•  Alfresco Enterprise uses clustering Alfresco –  Alfresco Application –  Application Server Server –  Index –  Content Stores Data Base Content –  Databases Index Store 13
    • Clustered Alfresco•  Clustered Alfresco servers –  Share database and content store•  Load balancer distributes load between servers•  Point of failure –  Application Server ü –  Index û –  Database û –  Content store û Can make use of high availability disk (i.e. SAN storage)
    • Replicated Content Stores•  Used to synchronise content between content stores•  Supports two modes –  Inbound –  Outbound•  Point of failure –  Application Server ü –  Index û –  Database û –  Content store ü
    • Example – Inbound 1 5•  Content is copied on ? read•  Pulls content from 7 secondary content store when needed 2 4 3 6
    • Example – Outbound 1 6•  Content is copied on ? write•  Push content from 7 primary store to secondary store 2•  Synchronous or Asynchronous 4 3 5
    • Database Clustering•  Use native DB clustering•  This is specific to the DB and OS•  Two options: –  Master / Slave –  Master / Master Database Database (Master) (Slave) Replicating Content Fallover Store Database Clustering
    • Alfresco Index Server•  New - Separate Alfresco Index Server•  Based on Apache Solr –  Stand alone server•  Point of failure –  Application Server ü –  Index ü –  Database ü –  Content store ü
    • SO WHAT ABOUTSCALABILITY?
    • Application Clustering Load Balancer•  Alfresco is two Share Share separate applications App Server App Server –  Alfresco –  Share•  These can be on separate tiers
    • Scalability Load Balancer Share Share Share Share App Server App Server App Server App Server
    • … building on a strong foundation•  10x faster* user dashboard queries•  3-4x faster content uploads•  25% faster loading the Document Library•  50% faster loading Document Details•  Significantly improved search and indexing times•  Proven platform, deployed at 2500+ enterprises * Improvements over Alfresco Enterprise 3.4
    • WHAT ABOUT WORKINGOUTSIDE THE FIREWALL?
    • Alfresco in the Cloud•  Hosted service•  Multitenant –  Private network –  Invite external people•  Free 10GB storage•  Premium accounts –  Storage –  Admin features•  Plans to sync content
    • Summary•  Alfresco has been designed to be... –  Scalable –  Reliable•  Multiple options for deploying Alfresco•  Alfresco configuration tools simplify configuration
    • QUESTIONS?Alfresco Mobilehttp://bit.ly/alf-ipadAlfresco in the cloudhttp://cloud.alfresco.com
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