DEC deployment options

With Digital Experience Cloud you have the option to store your data on different deployments. You can choose between servers hosted in the United States or in the Netherlands in the European Union (EU). This means that you can deliver speed, scale, and better performance for your website visitors. As a result, you avoid the latency for European customers visiting your site, hosted on the American server and vice versa. Another reason to opt for different deployments is the differences between American and European Union legislation and regulations. Thus, if you choose to keep data on the EU servers, there is no need to provide certifications for privacy and data protection due to data transfer to another country.

Choosing between deployment options affects the backend services and data storage. For example, all data retrieved by the EU API server is stored in the EU data storage and not used or accessed by the US API server or any other deployment now or in the future.
The DEC web application detects the location of deployment, in which the current account is created and displays the proper data, based on the respective deployment and its storage.

The following Powershell script invokes the /ping endpoint of the DEC API server in the two region deployments. You can thus compare the performance and speed and decide which deployment suits your requirements better:

The following diagram illustrates the relationship between the DEC web application and the two deployments.

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Accounts, users, and deployments

Every DEC account is bound to the DEC deployment, on which it was created. Since data stored in one deployment is not accessible by the other deployment, this applies to accounts and their users as well.

To check on which deployment your DEC account is located, navigate to the DEC Administration dashboard and scroll to the bottom of the screen. You can see the Data hosting and processing location: Netherlands, or United States, respectively.

Users invited to a specific account have access only to the data stored in the respective account.

NOTE: Users invited to an account, created in a different deployment, need to accept the Terms and conditions again in order to use DEC.

For more information, see Manage users in data centers and accounts.

Sitefinity CMS and DEC deployments

  1. In Sitefinity CMS backend, navigate to Administration » Settings » Advanced » DigitalExperienceCloudConnector.
  2. Under API Server URL, enter one of the following URLs, depending on which DEC deployment you want to use:
    • https://api.dec.sitefinity.com
      DEC deployment, hosted in the US
    • https://nl-api.dec.sitefinity.com
      DEC deployment, hosted in the Netherlands, EU
  3. Save your changes.

 

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