High Performance GeoServer Clusters
GeoServer and GeoWebCache can, at times, be a significant bottleneck for spatial applications serving raster and/or vector data, especially for applications with large user bases. Often, it is not obvious how to scale GeoServer and GeoWebCache in order to relieve such bottlenecks. Furthermore, the choices that are made can have unintended downstream consequences.
In this talk, I will walk through the process of scaling GeoServer and GeoWebCache. Along the way, I will describe the considerations and reasoning involved with each choice. The goal is to not only display the setup and configuration of a GeoServer/GeoWebCache cluster, but also to give attendees a head start on all of the issues that must be considered when designing such a cluster.