Architecture of a staking pool is important when it comes to providing a quality service to delegators. This article documents how ✨ Proxima Pool handles this.

Architecture Diagram

Decentralization

Proxima Pool is operated by an independent pool operator and the nodes are hosted in different geographical locations to support increase decentralization of the cardano network.

First relay and block producer nodes are hosted in virtual private servers from a well-reputed provider in Nuremberg, Germany.

Second relay is hosted in a raspberry Pi 4 in Munich, Germany, demonstrating the environment friendly aspects of Cardano.

Each node has a passive mirror-node in Asia-pacific region as described in the Redundancy section.

Redundancy

As depicted in the architecture diagram, each node has a passive mirror-node that can be started within a matter of few minutes in order to provide highest availability possible in case of failure of primary nodes.

Passive nodes are hosted in infrasture of a leading cloud services provider (Amazon Web Services) in order to ensure the nodes can be provisioned reliably when necessary.

Containerized

All cardano nodes are deployed in containerized environments. This allows us to operate cardano nodes across diverse infrastructure, whether it’s on public cloud, private cloud or self-operated hardware, consistently and efficiently.