SWAG Staking has chosen to build a block producer and four relay nodes on the Virtual Private Servers (VPS). We identified the most efficient VPS providers which supported our efforts of providing minimal downtime and ensuring 99.999% reliability to our delegators. Each relay is strategically located in a different region in the event an outage should occur in a specific location. All nodes are configured with Elastic (static) IPs addresses, providing more reliability at a nominal rate to in our business strategy.
Hardware & Software Node Specifications:
· 16 GB of RAM
· 150 GB SSD
· Elastic IP Address
· Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)
All of our servers have their own dedicated firewall to provide an additional layer of security. The block-producing (core) node firewall has a unique set of ports open in its Access Control List (ACL) to authorize sessions from addresses.
SWAG Stake pool has created a Key Management Server to store cold keys and other private keys offline, further hardening our network.
Remote access gives us the ability to monitor, troubleshoot, and provide additional support anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.