Multiple Brokers and Servers

Consider an enterprise that stores millions of documents on different file systems in North America and Asia. These documents are searched by thousands of users simultaneously. The enterprise can use one K2 Broker to consolidate these user queries and deliver them to a K2 Server, or it can arrange multiple brokers to speed up the process. You can also configure each broker to distribute search requests to multiple K2 Servers.

By allowing processes to be distributed across K2 Servers, you eliminate the risk of any single point of failure taking your entire K2 installation offline. If a K2 Server experiences a hardware failure, queries are automatically brokered to the remaining K2 Servers. This results in uninterrupted service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.