Today we’re announcing the latest updates and improvements to version 1.1 of BloqCloud and, most importantly, our newest feature for BloqCloud Nodes — load-balanced node clusters.
High Availability for Always-on Blockchain Applications
BloqCloud’s load-balanced node clusters deliver the kind of resiliency that nonstop blockchain applications require, at low cost and with no infrastructure requirements. Load-balanced clusters allow nodes to be upgraded or stopped while simultaneously providing increased scalability and high availability for your production-critical public network blockchain applications.
Spinning up a load balanced cluster is as simple as spinning up a single node — just a few clicks. To access this feature:
- Login to the BloqCloud Console (Getting an account is easy.)
- Navigate to the “Nodes” service on the left navigation
- Select the “Clusters” tab and then select “New Node Cluster”
- Configure the nodes in your node cluster and checkout.
Platform-wide Service Upgrades
BloqCloud v1.1 also adds the following:
- Our Bitcoin Cash services were upgraded to support the most recent hard fork in mid-November 2019, which addresses transaction malleability issues and further implements the use of Schnorr signatures.
- Our Ethereum services were upgraded to support the “Istanbul” hard fork using a version of geth v1.9, yielding significant performance improvements. This hard fork implements EIPs intended to deliver lower gas costs and DDoS resistance among other features.
- We also switched our Ethereum Classic from geth-classic to multi-geth in order to more closely follow and inherit improvements from geth.
- Additional, minor version updates across node images.
This builds upon the solid foundation of blockchain infrastructure services delivered at launch with v1.0:
- BloqCloud Nodes:
- BTC, BCH (mainnet & testnet)
- ETH, ETC (mainnet) in US + EU regions
- BloqCloud Connect (for indexed blockchain data, APIs, and event monitoring):
- BTC (mainnet)
- BCH (mainnet)
All of the above can be paid for in USD (Visa/MC), BTC, BCH, or ETH. Additionally, we’re still on track to deliver ETH and ETC support for Connect — API compatible with geth and MetaMask — in Q1-2020 thanks to our work with ETC Labs. Stay tuned.