Data Center Systems Overview
The solutions for which CrownPeak provides data center infrastructure and professional services are an integrated suite of Web applications. Customers utilize these solutions to manage Web site content, offer Web site search to site visitors and serve Web content to site visitors. These solutions are offered in concert with each other, or completely separately depending on the customer’s requirements. They are also designed to be flexible, easy to manage and maintain and allow additional features to be added without significant changes to the core system.
There are four discrete solutions that CrownPeak may or may not provide to a given customer covered under this documentation:
- Web Content Management Application
CrownPeak’s Cloud CMS manages content through the full lifecycle of Web content. The system is a publishing system where the software is hosted and managed separately from the Web site. When content is made “live”, it is published (typically via FTP or SFTP) to a destination Web server for serving to the general Internet. In no case is live Web content ever served from the CrownPeak Cloud WCM, and the WCM runs no software on the target web server. Because of this, the CMS can publish content to any kind of web serving platform (.Net, Java, PHP etc.)
A conceptual diagram of the Web site content management system is depicted in below (Figure 1.1.1. )
Figure 1.1.1. CrownPeak Cloud CMS Conceptual Diagram
- Web Content Optimizer - Online Marketing Module – Snippet Content Serving
A conceptual diagram of the CrownPeak WCO serving method is depicted below (Figure 1.1.2).
Figure 1.1.2. CrownPeak Search Conceptual Diagram
- Web Site Search
A diagram of the Web site search concept is depicted below (Figure 1.1.3).
Figure 1.1.3. CrownPeak WCO Conceptual Diagram
Content Delivery / Web Site Hosting
CrownPeak provides high availability, high service web site hosting to complement it’s WCM system. Since the CrownPeak CMS publishes content to the target web server on any platform, customers may choose to host their own content, but CrownPeak is uniquely interested in your content, and provides a very robust platform for hosting. The hosting is cloud based, with redundant, load balanced machines. Many types of monitoring and reports are provided, and an SLA is in place to guarantee uptime.
A diagram of Standard Multi-Zone CrownPeak Content Delivery is depicted below in Figure 1.1.4, and a diagram of Global Multi-Region Content Delivery architecture is depicted in Figure 1.1.5
Figure 1.1.4. CrownPeak Content Delivery Conceptual Diagram - Standard
Figure 1.1.5. CrownPeak Content Delivery Conceptual Diagram - Global Hosting