Powerful tool for unlimited scalability

The Hydra Manager synchronizes multiple instances of NetX, providing a robust and scalable foundation for enterprise DAM. Combining Hydra and a network load balancer (NLB) can be used to provide failover capabilities, massive scalability, and resource control.

High availability

Deploy a primary and a secondary instance of NetX. While the NLB routes traffic to the primary instance, it monitors heartbeat. If it detects an outage, the NLB automatically starts routing traffic to the secondary NetX instance, until the primary is restored.


Deploy any number of NetX instances and direct traffic in a round- robin sequence using a NLB to distribute the load across all available instances. The NLB can automatically removes traffic from an instance that is either too slow or is otherwise unavailable. Scaling horizontally as your traffic needs dictate, provides for massive scalability of the DAM.

Server resource management

Route specific user populations to specific NetX instances to efficiently control and manage underlying server resources. For example, two NetX instances can be dedicated for general usage, while a third instance is dedicated exclusively for ingesting new assets into the cluster.

How Multiple NetX instances work with a Network Load Balancer

A wide range of load-balancing technologies and vendors can work with NetX. The only requirement is that the NLB provide for “sticky” sessions; each user must be routed to a specific instance. The actual “failover” responsibility rests with the NLB. Either configuration option — for failover or for scalability — will require a configuration (and functionality) for “heartbeat” monitoring and automatic failover routing to the secondary server(s).

Synchronizing Multiple NetX instances with Hydra

The Hydra Data Manager manages multiple instances of NetX and synchronizes the data between them. All NetX instances share a central database and repository for storing assets. Hydra Data Manager manages concurrency, collisions, and caching management between the instances.

The underlying messaging system is robust and threaded. Message times can be configured to push updates across all instances within minutes, ensuring that data is quickly and reliably available to all users.


The NetX Enterprise Bundle for a SaaS deployment, or the Enterprise or Unlimited license for on-premise deployments.

For High Availability: a third-party network load balancer that supports “sticky” sessions.

How to Purchase

Contact your account manager to see a demo of the Hydra Data Manager and learn about pricing options.