Cloud Active/Active High Availability

When Sonatype Nexus Repository is mission-critical, an active/active high availability deployment pattern can help you maximize uptime and minimize data loss in the event of node or availability zone failure.

Combines With 

Problems Addressed

  • Scalability
  • Provides high availability


  • Sonatype Nexus Repository Pro
  • Cloud PostgreSQL cluster
  • Shared blob storage (AWS S3/Azure blob store)

Factors to Consider

HA is an advanced feature that requires careful consideration. Consider the following points before deploying to an HA environment:

  • Containerized and cloud HA deployments require using several advanced technologies (e.g., Kubernetes, cloud technologies) outside the Sonatype Suite's scope. You should ensure that you have in-house expertise in these technologies before attempting an HA deployment.
  • HA requires additional infrastructure and maintenance overhead (See Sonatype Nexus Repository High Availability Performance Data). Deploying HA without a strong need or use case may not yield your desired return on investment.
  • Sonatype Nexus Repository High Availability deployments should be fully deployed and tested in a development environment before attempting to deploy in production. Improper deployment in a production environment can result in critical data loss.

Available Resources

We have the following comprehensive help topics and sample files to help implement this pattern: