FID Directory Storage

RadiantOne FID’s Directory Storage: HDAP, the RadiantOne Big Data Directory

An essential component of the RadiantOne FID platform, our Big Data Directory provides a new way of storing, searching, and discovering identity information. As the first fault-tolerant solution for distributed storage of identity, HDAP (“Highly Available Directory Protocol”) delivers elastic computing to the enterprise identity infrastructure. Only HDAP comes with an identity integration layer based on advanced virtualization, giving customers the option of a scalable federated identity and directory service, instead of a simple storage solution. With the Big Data Directory, companies can target the level of solution they need, radically scaling their access and throughput while increasing the level of security.

Scale Up with HDAP: Pick Your Speed of Adoption

As part of RadiantOne FID, our groundbreaking LDAP v3-compliant directory is offered across two different SKUs that cover the ground from tactical to strategic deployments: the entry-level Active-Passive Mode for seamless directory migration and the high-level Cluster Mode for directory consolidation, cloud directory storage, digital transformation, and other advanced use cases.

FID/HDAP in Active-Passive Mode for Directory Migration

This tactical version of FID/HDAP is the ideal choice for replacing aging, classic LDAP v3 directories. Many companies have aging LDAP directories that’s becoming increasingly brittle and expensive to maintain. In this traditional deployment, you have a main directory acting as the “active” node receiving all writes and updates for each entry and a backup directory acting as a “passive” node and receiving changes via replication.

IAM blueprint

The perfect choice for replacing legacy LDAP, Active-Passive Mode is a great starting point that enables you to seamlessly extend your system and capabilities as your needs grow.

With FID/HDAP in Active-Passive Mode, it’s now easy to replace legacy directories with a solution that’s compatible, cost-effective, and comes with the future built in—all for the same cost as maintaining your existing directory. And it comes with the virtualization-driven identity integration layer that’s the hallmark of our federated identity service. In Active-Passive Mode, this means logical replication, at the level of records and objects. With FID/HDAP in Active-Passive, the virtual layer enables you to reverse engineer your current system, revealing the dependencies and configurations you need to support your existing applications.

Cluster Mode for an Enterprise-Wide Complete Identity Service

When you’re ready to scale up to greater reach and performance, look to RadiantOne FID/HDAP in Cluster Mode, which offers high scalability, flexibility, and easily configured elasticity. By adding an additional node and reconfiguring the system to use block replication, companies can now have three (or more) nodes that act as a cluster. This allows for much faster replication and a higher level of queries across the three (or n) node system.

For high availability within a cluster, these three nodes—each with a replica of the HDAP store—are deployed, and a load balancer directs client traffic across all cluster nodes. Of the three core nodes, there will always be a single leader node and the rest will be either follower nodes (which could take over if the leader fails) or follower-only nodes. The status of each node is handled by a distributed configuration manager, which maintains configuration consistency for the cluster. If the leader node fails, a new one will be elected automatically to ensure the integrity of the cluster. The consistency of the HDAP images across all cluster nodes is addressed with block replication, and any changes to the HDAP data are done on the leader node, then replicated out to the followers.

RadiantOne HDAP

To fully leverage your IAM blueprint, scale up to Cluster Mode for a complete identity service based on virtualization

With RadiantOne FID/HDAP in Cluster Mode, enterprises can add or remove nodes at will, increasing or decreasing throughput as needed. And because the image is physically replicated across all nodes, load balancing allows the system to increase the aggregated throughput in a near-linear fashion.

Cluster Mode

An example of HDAP, a complete LDAP v3 server based on big data technology, deployed in Cluster Mode

In Cluster Mode, HDAP offers high availability through dynamically-extensible clusters with automated recovery and fail-over and scales linearly on both “reads” and “writes” to support hundreds of millions of users and entries, as well as complex queries.

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