Our servers are brand new, state of the art computers with 768 GB of RAM with the capacity to upgrade to 3 TB of RAM each, on a moments notice. They include 2.5″”SSD hard drives, 4 Xeon E7-8880- 2.2 GHz- 88 cores- 176 processing threads. They will not be used for any other purpose than EOS block production. We will connect them to the internet with dedicated, redundant fiber optic line at 1 GBPS upgradeable to a maximum of 10 GBPS (currently) on a moments notice. Hardware will include Arista 10 GB SFP+ switch with 24 SFP ports and Layer 3 BGP peering to redundant ISP’s. This will include enhanced Layer 3 Routing license from Arista Switches, redundant active/active unified threat management firewall with round-robin load balancing 10GbE capable with 19 GBPS firewall throughput. Internet hosting will be IPv4 /24 address block (with 254 usable addresses).
We will never use legacy internet corporate storage. We will begin with 44 x 8 TB SAS Drive Arrays- 12 Gb/s and increase once storage reached 50% of capacity. We will always maintain a minimum of 50% available free storage, no matter how fast the network grows, how much storage is required, and no matter the expense involved.
Because of the current climate and prevailing attitudes of legacy internet companies (Facebook, Twitter, Google and other banning ICO advertising), banks refusing to wire money to blockchain exchanges, and other indicators that those currently in control of the internet, government, and thus, the world’s economies might not always be, “EOS friendly”etc., we at EOS the World, LLC, feel STRONGLY that storage of vital EOS data should NEVER (even temporarily) be placed in the legacy internet corporation cloud storage facilities (such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, Apple iCloud, etc). It is an avoidable point of potential failure.
Therefore, EOS the World has taken the substantial undertaking to provide (for starters) an impressive 1 PB of bare metal in-house storage for each of its data center servers, (which should future-proof our storage for the foreseeable future) and will continue to provide only brand-new, bare metal storage as the network grows, no matter how rapidly, how large, or whatever the expense (which could become sizable) as time passes and the network grows. Whenever our storage becomes 50% full, we will immediately double the amount of storage, or enough to provide 75% available storage on all primary and back-up locations.