h1. DSO Documentation
Terracotta Distributed Shared Objects (DSO) is at the core of operations in Terracotta clusters that require object identity, Terracotta object-graph roots, and other DSO technology. Terracotta DSO documentation describes the function, implementation, and usage of DSO in a Terracotta cluster.
The documents listed in the left-hand index cover the following topics:
* Core concepts
* Functional architecture
* Basic configuration
* API and data-structures guides
* Common issues and solutions
* Reference application (complete exposition)
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