SolrCloud is a set of features in Apache Solr that enable elastic scaling of search indexes using sharding and replication. In this presentation, Tim Potter will provide an architectural overview of SolrCloud and highlight its most important features. Specifically, Tim covers topics such as: sharding, replication, ZooKeeper fundamentals, leaders/replicas, and failure/recovery scenarios. Any discussion of a complex distributed system would not be complete without a discussion of the CAP theorem. Mr. Potter will describe why Solr is considered a CP system and how that impacts the design of a search application.