TxPipe, is a leading player in the Cardano ecosystem focused on developer tools and developer experience. Demeter.run, is the cloud infrastructure platform they built to provide managed and ready-to-use resources specialized in the Cardano blockchain.
TxPipe aims to enhance the Indigo Protocol by provisioning managed Cardano infrastructure resources through the Demeter.run platform. In alignment with the principles of the Indigo DAO, TxPipe seeks approval from the DAO by way of this proposal, which outlines the services to be provided.
Services to be provided:
We propose that the Indigo DAO authorize the Indigo Foundation to sign a Services Schedule with TxPipe for the following services over the next 12 months.
TxPipe is ready to provision and maintain, through the Demeter.run platform, access with reserved throughput to highly-available instances of:
- Cardano Kupo
- Cardano Ogmios
The resources provisioned on the Demeter platform will expose publicly accessible endpoints for each Cardano network, along with the necessary authentication keys. The services will support the following usage levels per resource, backed by an SLA of 99.9%:
- Kupo: max throughput of 200 req/sec
- Ogmios: max active connections of 100
Goal of the proposal:
The introduction of Demeter as a service provider aims to fulfill the following objectives:
- Simplify cloud infrastructure operations, allowing the Indigo development team to focus on core subjects.
- Improve reliability of the Indigo platform by utilizing highly available and secure API endpoints.
- Fulfill a technical requirement using cost-effective infrastructure that can scale as the Indigo protocol grows in usage.
Payment for the future services:
TxPipe proposes a flat monthly fee of $380 (US Dollars) for the services to be provided through Demeter.run. This fee encompasses all aspects, including provisioning, maintenance, security, and support required to guarantee availability and quality of the service.
As for the payment procedures, we propose that Demeter invoice the Foundation on a monthly basis in advance of every usage cycle, with payment due in USD or ADA within 7 days of billing. The Foundation retains the right to cancel any service with a 30-day notice period.
In the spirit of transparency, any adjustments to the monthly fee in the future, based on changes in resource costs or other relevant factors, such as potential scaling beyond the specified throughput limits, will be communicated in advance through the Indigo Protocol Discord and be subject to a further vote of the Indigo DAO.
TxPipe is committed to providing top-tier infrastructure services to empower the Indigo Protocol’s growth within the Cardano ecosystem. We look forward to collaborating with the DAO to bring this vision to fruition.