The Frequently Asked Questions about DISCUS Advanced:
- What are the DISCUS Connect-iTDP Server installation approaches?
- What is the architecture of the Connect-iTDP Server?
- How does DISCUS Desktop connect and communicate to the iTDP Serve?
- What are the configuration requirements for DISCUS Connect and the iTDP Server?
There are two installation approaches for a DISCUS Connect system. It can be: 1) installed internally on one of your servers that is always available and accessible to users running DISCUS Desktop and/or browsers, or 2) a cloud-based system that is hosted by DISCUS Software Company.
DISCUS Connect and the iTDP Server consist of three software applications working together: a front-end Web Server (DISCUS Connect), an Application Server for the business logic (the iTDP Server), and a Database Server for storing the information. The configuration is very scalable, and depending upon the quantity of users, all three software applications can reside on one hardware server. Alternatively, for a larger quantity of users, the software applications can be split across multiple hardware servers to support a very scalable environment.
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DISCUS Desktop, DISCUS Connect, and other business systems communicate with the iTDP Server using industrial-strength RESTful web services.
DISCUS Connect and the iTDP Server use business-proven but very economical tools for the Prerequisite Software:
- Apache Tomcat 7.X (used for the DISCUS Connect and iTDP Server software)
- MySQL 5.X (used as the database for the iTDP Server)
- Java JRE 6.X
Web users can access DISCUS Connect using common browsers and operating system, including Internet Explorer 7 and later, Firefox 4 and later, and/or Chrome 10 and later. DISCUS Desktop users connect to the iTDP Server using a login dialog that appears in the user interface.