Our biggest value proposition in tech is that we have extensive experience building and running complex systems. Verbus and Jerry have over 100 years combined technical experience and they are not the only people working with BlockSmith on mastering the eos.io software.

We have existing relationships with numerous data centers in multiple geographic locations, as well as a deep roll-a-deck full of industry specialists that we can, and are, calling on to reinforce our team.


PHASE I: Completed and Live on May 1st

Our first bare-metal node. Located in Tulsa Oklahoma.

Data center provider: TierPoint Solutions

  • Fijitsu 2530 M4 with 8 cores
  • 64 GB RAM
  • 1.8 TB solid-state storage
  • 1+ Gbps dedicated with multi fiber

We are also running Linode private cloud servers for proxy and filtering.

This data center comes online May 1st. If this is our primary node for launch, we will provide a backup node in another city for which details will be available later. If Phase II is complete before launch, this will be unnecessary.

PHASE II: Completed and Live on June 1st

Our second bare-metal node. Located in Tulsa Oklahoma.

Data center provider: TierPoint Solutions

  • Fujitsu RX 2530 M4 with 40 cores
  • 128 GB RAM
  • 1.8 TB  storage
  • 1+ Gbps dedicated with multi fiber

We are also still running Linode private cloud servers for proxy and filtering.

This data center comes online June 1st. If this is our primary node for launch, we will provide a backup node in another city for which details will be available later. If Phase II is complete before launch, this will be unnecessary.


PHASE III Scheduled for July 20th

Our second bare-metal node, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is intended to be our primary node before, or as soon after launch as possible. The moment this node goes live, the Phase 1 node in California becomes our backup. Tulsa has a lot of fiber running through it and we believe it gives us a very good primary location relative to other BP groups in the United States with the ability to scale for a long time into the future.

Data center provider: TierPoint Solutions

  • Fujitsu RX
  • 2530 M4 56-120 Cores 1+ TB
  • DDR4 6+ TB solid-state storage 1+ Gbps dedicated with multiple fiber
  • Providers in the same building

We will be moving the proxy/filtering to our Phase I server with these two beefy servers running several VMs.

We can scale up in this location to as many cores, ram, storage, and bandwidth as we need for a very long time.


PHASE IV

We can upgrade our TierPoint system far into the future. They are a high-quality provider. However, BlockSmith believes that EOS may some day displace services as large as Google or Amazon. If that happens, our team knows what to do. Our TierPoint stack becomes another backup, and we open our 3rd bare-metal node, most likely in Northern Virginia.

Data center provider: Equinix

  • Perhaps IBM Z14? Will EOS run on that architecture?

PHASE V

When EOS reaches its true potential and starts being used for things like decentralized global government, we will build our own datacenters. Possibly on an island somewhere and we will run fiber in an undersea cable?

I’m trying to be a little funny here at the end, but I’m also trying to make a point. We know how to scale a system, we’ve done it many times. Verbus is on a first name basis with managers of a number of data centers across the United States. We have the expertise in-house, as well as a contracted support-staff backing us up. We are ready.

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