1. What pledges you are making to grow the protocol via grants (if any)?Hi Roba,
Thanks for applying! Could you break out:
1. What pledges you are making to grow the protocol via grants (if any)?
2. What pledges you are making to grow the protocol in general (via ANO payouts or simply by time/resource dedication)?
1. We anticipate our staff will dedicate a combined 80-90 hours per week as a starting point.Thank you for applying. A few questions I am asking all applicants,
- How many person-hours per week do you expect your team to devote to this ecosystem?
- How will these hours be distributed among your members?
- How will this be distributed among your ANO activities (open source project dev, proprietary project dev, protocol level technical involvement, governance involvement, marketing/promotion … )?
- Can you give a list of demonstrable metrics that the community could use say 6 months or a year from now if you are selected in this application to evaluate your ANO?
Thank you for your questions,Will you be developing the Real Estate solution yourself or outsourcing? Will it be web based or mobile?
Does Factom Harmony cover some of these documents already?
As we mentioned in our application, we do have up to 50k of funds to tap into, should the situation call for it. We have been using out of pocket funds for our testnet server since February. Furthermore each member of our team understands the market conditions, we are prepared to hold of on salaries and selling factoids, as many ANOs are doing.Thank your for applying and for providing the previous answers in this thread.
I noticed this in your application:
"Paris and Osaka each have 3 AZ’s and Roba intends to implement load balancing with several high availability zones within and across each region, so that if one instance fails, another instance will be able to handle the requests with no interruption in service."
1) Please provide a technical description on how this will be configured and deployed, and;
What we meant by load balancing. We will be configuring our servers (EC2 Ubuntu instance) with AWS zone availability options (for additional charges). AWS has three Availability Zones (AZ) in each region. That means if our server is in Paris region, Availability Zone 1, an automatic live image (backup) of our server will be on the other two Paris Availability Zones (AZ). If the first AZ (where is our Ubuntu server) goes down, our EC2 instance will be rerouted automatically to the second or third availability zone, with no system interruption. I have to mention we will have 24/7 AWS online customer support (as we do now for our community testnet server), where AWS network engineers will be assisting us 24/7 if there any issues arise. We also will activate CloudWatch alerts systems on our servers, where all of us will receive automatic alerts if there is any inconsistency on our servers' CPU, memory, and hard drive utilization.
2) Have you tested this approach on the Testnet?
We have been running 1 node on the testnet. The load balancing and backup in case of availability zone failures is a feature of AWS, and we don't believe implementing this would be an issue.
3) How will you fund 80-90 hours a week based on the current token price of $6.7 when also paying for hosting and associated costs?
Our company has been in existence for more five years with positive cash flow. We will utilize existing resources, as well as the sale of some our Factoids to operate our servers.
4) What is the minimum price you would be able to operate your servers at (2 servers at 50% efficiency) and using the technical setup you described in your application?
Currently, we have only one testnet server (Roba-test1). We upgraded the Ubuntu server to the 18.06.0-ce , and Roba-testnet1 is currently running the latest version v5.4.2-rc1. Our main system admin was out of town for several weeks, and this impacted our test net maintenance. This also ties into our delayed response, we were attempting to coordinate some answers with him that proved to be a challenge. With the addition of our 4th member and system engineer, this will not be an issue.NK01)
Could you please respond to question 3 from quintillian with current token price of around $4.50
How important do you find the testnet for applicants to show they got the basics of running authority nodes down?
We believe it is very important, it shows capability, willingness and motivation.
Could you explain why your testnet node still is running version v5.1.1-alpine at least 7 weeks after the first update has been posted and in the meantime several have followed as well in which all tesnet participants were asked to update their nodes? I count at least 3 missed versions.
As mentioned in NK03, we had our main system admin out of reach for a prolonged period of time unexpectedly, coordination proved to be an issueNK04)
This is a sequal to NK03 I guess. Quintaillian asked you questions on August 7th. We are now 11 days later in your application process. We asked for timely responses so that there is the possibility for follow up responses. Is there a specific reason for the slow (re)actions?