Backup

Hourly backups, and multiple nodes running to limit outage time in case of disaster

Bandwidth

High bandwidth (1Gbit/s up and down) and low latency for optimal communication in Cardano network

Automation

Automated responsive monitoring to guarantee stake pool remains in sync with blockchain 

Pool information

Smit Stakepools Online has stakepools running in Shelley Incentivized Testnet with ticker names BKIND and BKND2. This in preparation for Mainnet. Besides running stakepools in Testnet and later on in Mainnet, Smit Stakepools Online is supporting the Cardano community: current stakepool owners/operators and ada stakeholders, and future stakepool owners/operators and ada stakeholders. This by sharing knowledge, experiences and information related to the Cardano blockchain and project. Next to that and last but not least, Smit Stakepools Online promotes great contributors to the Cardano blockchain and project. See Community.

To guarantee the pools of Smit Stakepools Online run stable and remain in sync, we decided to run the pools on two hosted dedicated servers with the following specifications:

Component Specification
CPU Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1225 v6 @ 3.30GHz
Memory 16 GB at 2400Mhz
SSD 120 GB
Network 1Gbit/s up speed, 1 Gbit/s down speed
Protection DDoS Shield
Operating system Ubuntu Server 18.04 
Traffic 50TB per month