Choice of Deployment

Choose the approach that best meets your business needs; evolve your deployment approach as your business evolves and configuration and integration with many industry cloud solutions such as Office 365, Salesforce, SharePoint, and Azure Active Directory:

  1. K2 blackpearl on-premises
    1. Manage your K2 servers in your datacenter
    2. Purchase software/hardware and installs using physical hardware or virtualization
    3. Troubleshoot, updates, and upgrade
    4. Achieves compliance as required by business
    5. K2 Support, CAMs, services, and training
  2. K2 blackpearl in infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
    1. Choose the cloud provider to host K2 in IaaS
    2. Configure all components required to deploy K2 and connect to your datacenters
    3. Achieves compliance as required by business and not delivered by Cloud Provider
    4. K2 Support, CAMs, services, and training
  3. K2 Appit and K2 Cloud Platform: a fully managed cloud service from K2
    1. Deployment of the cloud services and K2 software
    2. Daily operations, security, updates, and upgrades
    3. Global scale and deployment as needed
    4. Industry certifications for operations with SLAs
    5. K2 Support, CAMs, services, and training
    6. ISO 27001:2013 certified


One of the key value propositions of the K2 platforms is its ability to combine people and systems into seamless solutions. As a result, the landscape contains disparate systems and technologies brought together by the K2 platform. As with any distributed platform, there is a need to understand, plan and configure for a secure environment for authenticated users.

Architecture Planning

This document provides topics that assist with planning the overall landscape in which K2 will be installed and how the K2 instance(s) should look within the larger ecosystem.

Installation and Configuration

The K2 Getting Started Guides contain a significant amount of detail and discussions around supported topologies as well as detailed installation and configuration instructions.