AzureADA Infrastructure

Thank you for considering staking your investment with us!

We are an excellent choice to help you with your investment in Cardano. Our team is passionate and dedicated to provide you the best staking experience possible. Everyone in the team is an expert at what he or she is doing. From technical to marketing to security, we cover the entire scope to bring you a safe and reliable solution for your investment.

As stated elsewhere, AzureADA is NOT affiliated with Microsoft. While our team is mostly comprised of current and former Microsoft employees and we love the Microsoft Azure public cloud and are firm believers in its superior performance, we are a team of individuals and do not represent Microsoft in any official capacity. 

State-of-the-art stake pool infrastructure 

Our network of 8 relays is distributed across the globe in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. These are distributed across 3 seperate Microsoft Azure tenants. Additionally, we have two separate reputable public clouds that we can move block producer roles over to in the event of a Microsoft Azure outage. On top of the “regular” Cardano node relays and block producers, we also have a Preprod testnet stake pool,  preprod and mainnet Mithril signer servers, a Sundaeswap “Scooper” and DripDropz “Droperator”. And finally, we have “bare metal” servers onsite as backup servers that can also take over all stake pool operations. These are(all on UPS battery, with solar panels for power and generator backup.

The Microsoft Azure cloud is the most geographically distributed network, with over 180 datacenters around the globe in around 62 regions. It has built in redundancy (power source, Internet connections, power supplies in servers, network equipment, etc.) to ensure that there are no single points of failure). 

All our servers are monitored 24/7/365 to detect and protect and remediate any issues. 

In the world of Cardano stake pools, AzureADA stands in a league of its own. We don’t cut corners. We don’t use cheap, sub-par equipment or services. We don’t use the “bare minimum”. We choose SAFE, SECURE, and PERFORMANT to provide you peace of mind. When it comes to financial investments, we don’t believe in “bare minimum”. We believe in MAXIMIZING earnings.

Stake your crypto securely 

Azure has over 100 security compliance certifications… far more than any other public cloud. Some of the most sensitive data on earth, from global governments, healthcare and financial companies, energy producers to other sensitive industries is safely housed and trusted on the Azure cloud. 

Keeping Cardano Network decentralized

Each AzureADA stake pool server is located in a different region of the world, to minimize impact if there is a large-scale geographic event, such as an earthquake, flood, or war.  

Each stake pool has a dedicated block producing server, with a hot standby server ready to take over in the event of an issue.  

We also use eight or more Relay servers in front of the block producers, maintaining an up-to-date copy of the block chain and being reliable partners for the Cardano blockchain community. We advertise five of them publicly and run the other three on private rings to mitigate targeted network attacks from disabling our pools.  

Delegate your coins with peace of mind 

The net result is a highly connected, secure, and resilient infrastructure that provides an amazingly solid stake pool. AzureADA provides more resiliency than any home-based stake pool could possibly provide, as well as almost every business’s data centers.  

Staking rewards are only paid out when stake pool servers are operating as expected and we’ve taken the steps to insure maximum uptime for maximum profit.  

As you can see, we have a solid solution provided to you for staking your coins with confidence and peace of mind.

Team AzureADA

Ryan, AzureADA

Ryan

Co-Founder, Team Lead, Business Development, Marketing

Eric AzureADA

Eric

Co-Founder, Infrastructure, Operations, Security, Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Architect

Rochelle - AzureADA Team

Rochelle

Strategy & Business Intelligence, Microsoft Azure Program Manager and Software Developer

Teran AzureADA

Teran

Operations, Development, Microsoft Azure Developer, Identity Protection

Garrett

Garrett

Enterprise Outreach, Plutus Pioneer, former Microsoft Azure Cloud Architect & Data Scientist

A special message from Ryan, the visionary and Cardano super fan!

I first got into Cryptocurrency in May 2017.  Besides buying Bitcoin, Ethereum, and many other coins, I fell in love with Cardano in 2018 and it has ruined me for nearly every other project!  It’s hard not to be an Ada maximalist or fanboy!!

I first approached Eric about running a Cardano stake pool before the ITN launch in December, one of my best decisions!  As co-founder, I focus on business development and marketing.  My passion for Cardano and AzureADA stake pool consumes much of my time strategizing and implementing ways we can be the best stake pool

I enjoy spending time with my wife and 4 kids hiking, boating, river rafting, dirt biking, travel, and quite a few other activities.  Fun fact-I was an exchange student in New Zealand at age 16 and was obsessed with Rugby.

A special message from Eric, the stake pool guru !

I’m the primary technical guru behind setting up and maintaining the ADA stake pool servers. I’ve been in the IT industry since 1996 and have experience running 24×7 operations in a couple of different industries, so this is very much in my wheelhouse. But like anything in the ever-evolving technology landscape, there have been some fun lessons learned and new skills developed. I’ve been able to leverage my industry experience and certification on Microsoft Azure, to build a stake pool infrastructure that is among the best out there, and certainly one in a class above most of the other pools.

Ryan, my brother-in-law tried to get me to bite on Cardano in 2017 or 2018, but it wasn’t until I learned that IOHK/Cardano Foundation/Emurgo had over 200 people working on the project (this is before it was even in test net) and all of the technology had been peer reviewed by experts in cryptography, mathematics and computer science that my interest was really piqued. With decades in IT I’d seen many companies come and go during the “dot com bubble”.

I’d witnessed a few smart people in a garage launch a great idea only to die, dozens of times, so with so much people power and research behind it, I felt reasonably confident that Cardano would be successful and their long-term vision and goals to enable everyone in the globe was really inspiring.

When I’m not running one of the world’s best Cardano stake pools, I enjoy mountain biking, dirt biking, white water rafting, camping, many other things outdoors and an occasional video game and reading sci fi and fantasy.

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