The world is rapidly changing before our eyes. You can ignore it, you can not notice, but everything around is gradually becoming digital. And the future development of the digital world is no longer imaginable without the development of an intelligent decentralized blockchain infrastructure. It is likely that the hour is not far off when only the lazy will not create the IT projects.
It must be understood that any web 3 projects, including those created on the basis of the blockchain, cannot be implemented without a reliable infrastructure. And if you have the necessary resources, suitable equipment, updated software, if you have the necessary knowledge and skills, and have uninterrupted access to the Internet, then you will successfully implement your plan. However, if you are not a large company, it will be much more convenient and cheaper for you to turn to Dysnix, which can provide you with everything you need to implement your project.
Cloud services and tools
We have already said that one of the most important components of the successful implementation of any blockchain-based web 3 project is the availability of a reliable infrastructure. It can be both your own infrastructure and infrastructure services from an outsourcer. It should be noted that when providing any infrastructure solutions, an outsourcer uses cloud services. This allows not only to maintain the infrastructure itself, but also to guarantee the performance of its corresponding functions.
Speaking of cloud technologies, it should be reminded that the cloud itself is not something completely virtual. Any cloud technology provider has a large number of servers located in the so-called data center. Each server is a kind of computing node that is responsible for processing this data. At the same time, the storage of the data itself is provided by a special data storage system. The cloud is just a collection as a whole of physical servers and data storage system. Of course, users often do not know these subtleties, and for them the cloud is just a set of various and diverse services and solutions.
Delving further into cloud technology, it should be mentioned that the cloud is based on virtualization. Virtualization is a technology that allows us to run several operating systems on one physical server at once, which can work independently of each other. Thanks to virtualization technology, an outsourcer can actually “split” the cloud into component parts, on which it is then possible to deploy virtual machines. Of course, virtual machines are not physical objects, but they have all the properties and characteristics just like their physical counterparts. So, the main advantage of virtualization is a reduction in the cost of supporting it infrastructure. There is no need to spend money on physical resources, buy computers and servers, and maintain them. With all this, you can use virtual resources to their full potential and without downtime.
On top of the physical server, special software called a hypervisor is usually installed. The hypervisor is a program that is able to separate the operating system from hardware. Hypervisors virtualizes server resources such as processor, memory, disk, and network interfaces and allow them to be used as if they were their own. Hypervisors have been around for almost 40 years and during this time have become one of the important components of the cloud ecosystem.
The models of infrastructure solutions
Let's say that some small or medium company chose the “on premise” model and decided to build their own server room. Then she needs to select and buy equipment, configure it, install the operating system and the necessary software, and buy a license. On the one hand, this is a very long and expensive option that may conflict with the company's business tasks and processes or even interfere with their implementation. On the other hand, such a model will allow the company to feel as comfortable and independent as possible. Let's consider another option. The company cannot afford the “on premise” model. Then the outsourcer can offer such infrastructure solutions as IaaS, PaaS or SaaS.
The IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) model is suitable for a company that is ready to install an operating system and the necessary software, but is not ready to purchase equipment and a separate room for it. Therefore, it entrusts the latter to an outsourcer.
By choosing the PaaS (Platform as a Service) model, the company receives from the outsourcer a complete environment for developing and deploying applications. This model covers the full cycle of any web application – from its development to updating.
As part of the SaaS (Soft as a Service) model, the company instructs the outsourcer to carry out a full range of work related to its infrastructure. This, and installation, and software configuration, monitoring, backups, and much more. On the part of the company, there is even no need to have a highly qualified employee, it is enough to have a technical specialist to maintain interaction with the outsourcer.