Revolutionizing Cloud Storage: Introducing dStor® Open Beta

Revolutionizing Cloud Storage: Introducing dStor® Open Beta

Revolutionizing Cloud Storage: Introducing dStor® Open Beta

GoodBlock® Technologies Inc., a developer of innovative Web3 projects, announces upcoming dStor® open beta launch, revolutionizing cloud storage solutions.

GoodBlock is thrilled to unveil the upcoming dStor open beta launch, set to redefine the landscape of cloud storage solutions. After a successful closed beta phase catering to select projects, dStor is preparing to empower a wider range of customers. The open beta phase will allow anyone direct access to dStor’s innovative decentralized storage platform to any user, without the need for approval.

The closed beta phase allowed pioneering projects to harness the potential of dStor’s groundbreaking decentralized storage solution. With the introduction of the dStor open beta, customers will have the exciting opportunity to independently sign up and utilize the platform, unleashing the true power of this cutting-edge technology.

Traditional cloud storage solutions have long been plagued by issues such as high costs, data loss risks, provider outages, and potential censorship. dStor addresses these concerns head-on by combining the scalability of centralized storage with the resilience of decentralized alternatives. The result is a unique and transformative platform that promises enhanced security, speed, and convenience.

“For a long time, cloud storage had limited options. Users could purchase storage from big providers that are part of a broken system or utilize a decentralized storage solution that is difficult to adopt,” noted GoodBlock CEO, Douglas Horn. “dStor represents the first time that user-friendly, business facing decentralized storage has been made accessible in a way that fits the needs of Web3 and the decentralized internet.”

Key Features of dStor Open Beta:

  • Enhanced Geographic Diversity: dStor stores data instances across diverse locations, ensuring data integrity and minimizing the risk of file loss.
  • Seamless and Affordable Pricing: Simple and transparent pricing options cater to both small and large applications, making dStor a versatile choice.
  • Node Operator Opportunities: Individuals interested in becoming dStor node operators can earn revenue by providing infrastructure and benefit from a share in 50% of the platform’s total revenue. Click here to learn more.
  • Performance Incentives: Storage node operators are rewarded for optimal performance, fostering a constantly improving system that scales with demand.
  • Versatile Payment Options: dStor offers customers the convenience of paying in both traditional currencies and cryptocurrencies, eliminating the need for specialized tokens.

dStor is primed to transform various industries, with priority business verticals including Media and Entertainment, Real Estate and Insurance, Government and Public Sector, IT and Tech, and Healthcare and Life Sciences. As the cloud storage market evolves, dStor is positioned to cater to the growing demand within the small and medium-sized enterprise segment.

The upcoming dStor Open Beta launch marks the dawn of a new era in cloud storage solutions. Following the Open Beta phase, the general release of the dStor platform is anticipated to follow.

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GoodBlock is an innovation lab with an overarching passion for sustainability, along with deep ties in the Web3 ecosystem. dStor is a groundbreaking product poised to revolutionize the storage industry, offering businesses a decentralized solution that provides the scalability, speed, uptime, and security of our competitors.

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GB’s Magical Guide to Being Awesome at Being a BP! Testnet

GB’s Magical Guide to Being Awesome at Being a BP! Testnet

Hello, GoodBlock Systems Administrator Nathaniel here. This article is part of a series that serves as a distillation of all the knowledge I have gained as a Block Producer on the Telos Blockchain Network. 

In this part, we’re going to set up a testnet node! These are my recommendations for setting up a node in a professional manner for a general block producing usage case. You also learn more about being a block producer from later articles or somewhere else and you may find more specifics than what I detail here which fits your needs. Feel free to deviate to your own needs.

Before installing any software, we need to make sure you’ve got the hardware:

First, you’ll need a server focused on single-thread CPU usage. Nodeos is the program central to running on Antelope blockchains. The nodeos program is single-threaded and does not use GPU to calculate the block hashes which is standard in Proof-of-Stake blockchains.
The server will need to run debian-based Linux, so Ubuntu LTS, CentOS, Amazon Linux, or MacOS. In my experience, running in a VMware environment slows block production by as much as 25%; and running dockerized is another 10% performance hit. Therefore, nodeos is best installed without a hypervisor. I personally am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS as my operating system. All are fine to use while not producing.

Next, Logical drives should have around 1TB SSD array or drive for the OS.And then use a second array for block storage to separate disk usage. Splitting the arrays will increase disk access speeds. SATA drives are fine types of drives, SSDs are better, NVMe is cutting edge. Speeds on NVMe drives can reach an interface rate of 32 Gb/s with a throughput of 3.9 GB/s. That’s blazing fast. Whichever drive type you choose, you’ll want 12 TB storage space for the entire chain. But you can have less, down to 4TB, if you don’t intend on keeping the entire chain on your drive array; which is useful for history nodes.

RAM is very important to nodeos. You will need at least 12GB to get started. But go big here. In a future article, we will talk about selling RAM for TLOS. As much as you can get. ECC RAM slows down production by 2%, but also prevents random crashes that non-ECC RAM may cause to nodeos when the RAM access-errors. It’s up to you which you want to use. You can always disable ECC RAM in the BIOS but you can’t enable ECC on non-ECC RAM. Just something to consider when choosing your RAM.

Graphics cards are not needed by Telos (and Antelope blockchains) and you can just use an onboard card.

Once your OS is installed, you’ll want to create a user like ‘telos’ and mount the second disk as /telos owned by the telos user.

Next, get Leap. For Telos, the Antelope’s Leap repository has the tools you need to run a node. You can find the github for Leap here. Once installed, make sure the commands nodeos and cleos and keosd are accessible by typing their names into the prompt.
$ wget

$ sudo dpkg -i leap-3.1.2-ubuntu20.04-x86_64.deb

 The install created several folders in your user’s home directory. Move the contents of the testnet folder into the /telos folder. Make sure to edit which is in your home directory and change the paths to:  –data-dir /telos/data –config-dir /telos/config 

If there isn’t a, make a new and paste in:

nodeos –data-dir /telos/data –config-dir /telos/config >> nodeos.log 2>&1 &

Then, ‘chmod 755’ to give it execute privileges.

Next, move it to the /telos directory. 

After that, we’ll want to visit the config.ini file to add peers. Testnet peers can be found in a variety of places on the Telosnetwork repo, at EosNation’s validator, or generate a live list here at Telos UK. Peering is good for the chain and ultimately block production times. One small task regarding peers, it is good to check in on the nodeos.log occasionally and see if there are connection issues which might mean missing peers. Remove them from your config when you notice them failing.This will help nodeos not wait on peers that won’t ever connect. Peers will be added as a p2p-peer-address at the end of the config.ini. 

Once you have peers, you can launch and the start script will start outputting logs to the screen. If you ctrl+c here it will not kill the nodeos process, only the logging to the screen. You can also tail -f nodeos.log that was created in your home directory when you launched 

Without a snapshot or genesis block, nodeos won’t be able to run. 

TelosCentral has a great repository for snapshots which walks you through how to modify your for the snapshot. Put the snapshot in /telos/snapshots. Extract it with tar -zvf, and copy the .bin file that you created. Modify to have two new options: –delete-all-blocks –snapshot ~/path/to/snapshot/snapshot_file.bin

Make sure to remove these after running, as it –delete-all-blocks will delete everything you’ve downloaded from the chain every time it is run as an option. 

Nodeos should begin to request the first blocks from any peers and your node should be running for the first time! If you type http://[yourserverIP]:80/v1/chain/get_info into a browser, you should be able to see the status of your node and the blockchain. 

In the next BP Magical Guide, we’ll talk about snapshots and the features of nodeos and config.ini; but for now, you have a test node that isn’t producing blocks just yet, but is collecting old blocks! 

I heavily relied on these resources to get my BP installed and to write this article. Without them, it would have been much more difficult to make my first node. Have a look at them yourself.
Telos Node Template
Telos Docs – Setting up a Telos Validator Node

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