CHALLENGE: TESTNET HEADACHES
Prior to the Algorand Foundation (a separate entity in Singapore) launching MainNet, Algorand, Inc. (team that built the Algorand protocol) needed a separate TestNet.
As planning for the launch of the MainNet unfolded, Algorand, Inc. recognized that sourcing TestNet infrastructure resources partially from an external party would help them reach MainNet faster by offloading infrastructure overhead and maintenance. A third party could also help vet the network by monitoring, objectively troubleshooting, and presenting technical findings from the TestNet that could help safeguard the MainNet in the future.
SOLUTION: HAND OFF TO A RELIABLE THIRD PARTY
Algorand selected PureStake’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service for the TestNet because it provided a secure, reliable foundation.
By outsourcing TestNet infrastructure to PureStake, the Algorand team was able to focus on building, launching, and supporting MainNet. PureStake IaaS is geographically dispersed, multi-cloud, and multi-POP, providing dozens of relay and participation nodes that span five continents and all major cloud providers.
PureStake also stands behind the reliability of their IaaS services with a financially-backed SLA and customer support guarantee, which gave the Algorand, Inc. team confidence that the TestNet network would be able to securely scale to meet user demands.