The cloud has four nodes: two in Brazil hosted by NIC.br, one in Santiago hosted by NIC.cl and one in Montevideo hosted by LACNIC. These are all part of the Anycast cloud a.lactld.org formed by and for LACTLD members.
How does it work ?
The network architecture was separated in different modules:
- End nodes These are the servers (or cluster of servers) hosted by each participant of the project and each has the DNS that respond for a.lactld.org
- Master distributor It is responsible for receiving the zones from the ccTLD users of the cloud to and distributes them to each end node.
- Monitoring There are continues trials, collection of performance indicators and the creation alerts when faced with anomalous situations.
- Central configuration and management contains the centralized configuration of each node and is capable of turning on and off, as well as reconfiguring any of the DNS nodes.
- Statistics collector It stores information about traffic as well as useful queries from the ccTLDs users of the cloud.
The network is coordinated through distributed documented systems, through versions’ control and control systems of secure access which allow the administration of the system to be agile and collaborative.