Reliable Cloud Infrastructure
We run on Google’s Cloud Platform which provides highly reliable uptime and reduces block propagation times. This provides dynamic scalability, global diversity and some nicely integrated automation infrastructure. It also means we don’t have to worry about the physical infrastructure and can invest our time ensuring top notch service availability.
Our starting infrastructure features multiple nodes located in geographically dispersed locations for improved performance. Our generous hardware specifications are well above the minimum recommendation and will be closely monitored and reviewed. This also allows us to easily scale up, adding relays and hot spares as the pool grows.
To minimise downtime we have a fully functioning test environment that replicates all infrastructure. This enables us to extensively test upgrades and changes before seamlessly integrating them into our production environments.
Proactive Alerting, Monitoring & Continuous Improvement
Our 24/7 on-call alerting and paging system, proactively monitors for any sign of service degradation. We track and store all logs and monitoring metrics allowing us to perform detailed reviews and improvements as needed.
We want to make sure that we are always online to hit a block. This means implementing industry best practice security through multiple layers. From air gapped hot and cold environments utilising hardware wallets, to certificate based authentication, tightened firewall rules and hardened operating systems.