Today, we’re launching DEPLOY, the NodeOps platform that makes it simple for developers to build applications on blockchain networks. DEPLOY is the easiest way for developers to spin up Bitcoin and Ethereum nodes, ensure reliability, scale their applications, and customize their infrastructure to suit their needs. From consumer tools like wallets and exchanges, to enterprise tools around compliance and middleware, to financial applications like DeFi, hedge funds, and market makers, any blockchain application can be built on DEPLOY.
NodeOps is more than API gateways
We know the challenges of building on the blockchain using third-party infrastructure solutions, which we experienced when we created RELAY, a wallet-to-wallet token trading platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. To focus on growing RELAY to a global application with customers in 150 countries and hundreds of millions of dollars in tokens traded, we relied on existing infrastructure services and quickly realized they weren’t suitable for building on. They were too unreliable, centralized, and restrictive. Providing a centralized API gateway was not enough.
After talking with other developers we learned that the infrastructure services need to be more than just API gateways. They need to be blockchain infrastructure control panels; off-the-shelf solutions for spinning up, monitoring, and managing nodes with enough customization and control to work for anyone.
Enter DEPLOY, the simple way to build blockchain applications. DEPLOY isn’t just another infrastructure provider, but a radically different way of thinking about infrastructure for blockchain applications. It’s a fast, reliable, scalable, and customizable NodeOps platform.
NodeOps meets node options
Just like DevOps platforms transformed the world software development, node operations, or NodeOps platforms, will transform the world of developing blockchain applications; making it significantly easier to create and manage nodes, while maintaining the ability for customization. With DEPLOY, developers can customize node setup, choosing from Bitcoin and Ethereum, various chain clients, and spinning up nodes that are shared or owned entirely.
Shared nodes are similar to centralized API gateways, giving you an easy, flexible way to spin up and maintain blockchain infrastructure. They are fast, reliable, and scalable providing instant access to a fully synced node and usage based pricing means you only pay for what you use. To help you dramatically reduce your usage and save money Shared nodes come preinstalled with GraphQL or Esplora-electrs API interfaces, and there’s more helpful middleware coming to the Marketplace.
Unlike centralized API gateways, Owned nodes are dedicated secure nodes that are pre-synced so you can get started in minutes instead of weeks. They don’t have a limit on the number of API queries you can make and provide the ability to fully customize your node. You can customize through the Marketplace or Owned nodes offer SSH access to add whatever you need to your node. Additionally there’s pre-configured API and WebSocket support and CLI tooling to manage your node in your existing workflows.
“Ensuring consistent access to multiple Ethereum networks for development and production has been an important and daunting task for us. We have gone through manually managing clusters, and other remote providers. DEPLOY provides, by far, the best and most customizable experience for us to manage Ethereum infrastructure without having to worry about network configuration, software updates, or other dev-ops concerns, allowing us to focus on building and shipping our software systems. ” — Henry Harder, CTO of Paradigm Labs
DEPLOY is built for developers, by developers. Today’s launch is just the beginning. We will be adding more blockchains, middleware, and services over time. We’re excited to see what you will build with a true NodeOps platform! Sign up for a free 14-day trial and start building today!