Maidenhead, 2nd August 2023 – Chainlink node service provider LinkPool has reduced memory, CPU, and disk costs by 85%, while delivering higher network performance, following its move to platformEDGE: Pulsant's multi-regional UK edge infrastructure.
Having previously operated on hyperscale cloud infrastructure, the combination of cost inflation and performance limitations led LinkPool to seek a solution that offered lower latency and expense without sacrificing scalability. platformEDGE was the chosen solution for LinkPool to compose the infrastructure it needs to support its business-critical global workload.
In moving to a regional data centre network offering edge colocation, hyperscale cloud access, and distributed compute – all available in a high-performance package – LinkPool has been able to make huge cost savings while improving performance. It has done so in an infrastructure now capable of scaling to match the company's success and growth over time.
Pulsant's regional network also meant that Sheffield's data centre was ideally placed for LinkPool's leadership team to personally oversee the build, onboarding its infrastructure in a matter of days rather than weeks. Continued investment by Pulsant has also seen a recent upgrade to 380kW from 176kW processing power (+114%), ensuring all businesses in the region can benefit scalable, high-performance, low-latency edge application delivery.
As part of the edge platform, Pulsant's Milton Keynes data centre delivers resiliency via dedicated links over their high performance, secure, national network.
"As the first third-party team creating products and services specifically for the Chainlink network, we're in a unique position to further its use cases and adoption, and Pulsant is enabling us to do that at scale," said Jonathan Huxtable, founder of LinkPool.
"LinkPool is committed to lowering the barrier of entry to meaningfully contribute to the Chainlink Network. Pulsant is doing the same for edge computing, making sure regional businesses like us can drastically reduce costs and improve performance," Jonathan added.
"Pulsant's ultimate objective as an edge provider is to empower the UK's most ambitious businesses. Every business across the UK deserves access to high speed infrastructure to underpin growth and development," commented Rob Coupland, CEO, Pulsant. "Our multi-regional infrastructure brings equity to the UK, providing opportunities to businesses outside of the London corridor to innovate and thrive. LinkPool is an inspiring example of what's possible."
Pulsant is a digital edge infrastructure company that provides cloud, colocation and connectivity services to UK businesses. Regional enterprises and service providers use Pulsant's edge infrastructure platform to build, connect and deploy the applications they need to innovate and grow.
The platform is underpinned by Pulsant's network of 12 strategically located edge data centres, interconnected through a low latency network fabric delivering access to cloud, connectivity and compute services across the UK and beyond. The platform puts 95% of the UK population within reach of businesses seeking to deploy new edge applications, or securely extend hybrid infrastructure in order to improve performance.
Established in 1995, Pulsant has over 27 years of experience working with organisations to achieve their digital ambitions. Pulsant has more than 1,200 clients and holds multiple accreditations, including ISO27001 and PCI DSS. https://www.pulsant.com/
LinkPool is the leading analytics and Node Services solution for the Chainlink ecosystem. The company builds tools and services that enable self-service economies and increase network-wide participation and adoption of Chainlink decentralized oracle networks.
LinkPool's mission is to make staking on Chainlink nodes simpler, reduce the technical experience necessary to build and manage Chainlink nodes, and provide smart contract developers tools to easily find Chainlink nodes that fulfil their data requirements. These goals are achieved through offering an intuitive, easy to use staking dApp; Managed Node Services; Node-as-a-Service infrastructure; and an industry first data availability solution: Chainlink Market. https://linkpool.io
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