Infrastructure

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Infrastructure Overview

What do we mean by Infrastructure?

Blockchain infrastructure refers to the resources and underlying framework necessary to operate a blockchain, such as nodes, software, and hardware or cloud-based systems.

The bedrock of any blockchain is its underlying infrastructure. This infrastructure comprises the utilities and structures that enable effective operation of blockchain technology. Beyond the realm of pure code, blockchain is a blend of hardware and software elements.

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Nodes are essential components of the infrastructure, validating transactions and storing blockchain records; they can be of various types including participation nodes, read/write nodes, sentry nodes, and relay nodes.

Blockchain Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) providers coordinate and maintain access to the infrastructure, offer development tools, metrics and analytics, container services, and community support.

PaaS providers allow customers to participate in multiple blockchains without needing to develop technological capabilities in-house, bridging the gap between complex blockchain networks and their users.

PaaS providers also develop API solutions to help customers integrate blockchain resources into their existing products and services.

They ensure enterprise-grade security and offer 24/7 technical support, monitoring the health of nodes and their supporting infrastructure, and deploying timely updates and patches.

Finally, they play an active role in the blockchain community, working closely with protocol teams, other validators, hosting informational events, and contributing to open development projects.