ZetaWorlds Technology Overview


ZetaWorlds operates various systems, this page aims to give a brief overview of them

ZetaSim

ZetaWorlds, like many other grids out there, runs on the OpenSimulator platform, but to accomodate our unique infrastructure we have had to make some adjustments. These include, but are not limited to, changing the way assets are pushed to users. Normally this is done via a central asset server that delivers upon request. This means that all requests must go through a central location, for everyone on the grid, no matter where they are from. This can lead to slow responses and timeouts. To combat this issue we provide our assets through a global CDN network, which runs multiple servers all around the world saving copies of frequently requested assets. This approach reduces response times and reduces the load on the asset server significantly.

ZetaSim also features various improvements to available functions within OpenSimulator as well as brand new functions and configuration abilities not previously exposed. This makes it more suited to provide whatever experience a user may look for.

PHPSAS

To further increase the performance of asset delivery we have elected not to use the default asset server that is included in OpenSimulator. Instead opting to deliver assets via a file-based system through a simple PHP script. The reduced complexity means performance is doubled and deduplication is improved. This asset server is also capable of providing assets concurrently using the webserver it is written for as load balancer. When many requests hit this system, it simply spawns more load balancers.

Gloebit

Commerce is a big part of any creative community and as such we are proud to be the launch customer of Gloebit. Gloebit is a money service provider for OpenSimulator that makes it very easy to purchase things not just locally, but across the metaverse. They provide a simple user interface for buying Gloebits, the currency, and spending them wherever you wish. It also provides the ability to pay for land rentals, access passes and more. The system is more solid than others and backed by dedicated developers. The systems core is external and hardened, so your investments are safe and secure.