Chainstack provides deployment in the following regions: Asia-Pacific, Europe, and USA. We plan to offer more regions and sub-regions in the near future.
Chainstack provides deployment on Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services. We plan to offer several more including Microsoft Azure, AliCloud, and Digital Ocean soon.
A dedicated node belongs exclusively to a member. A shared node is shared among different members; this makes a shared node a lot more affordable than a dedicated node.
In offering two options, Chainstack offers great flexibility to users enabling them to choose the right node type for their requirements.
We believe in transparent pricing and think that charging per hour for compute, storage, and traffic is the best way to let our users pay only for what they use.
Our business and enterprise plans address specific needs related to your blockchain adoption journey. We anticipate enterprises taking advantage of our multi-region deployment options to build cross-border consortiums. The enterprise plan is, therefore, higher in price to account for higher traffic costs required to synchronize nodes located in different deployment regions.
Chainstack charges node storage at the rate of $0.01 per 20GB/hour. This charge applies only to nodes on a (a) consortium network and to (b) dedicated nodes on a public chain.
There is no storage cost for shared nodes on a public chain since Chainstack absorbs this cost.
Chainstack supports MultiChain, Quorum, and public Ethereum. Support for Hyperledger Fabric, Corda, and more protocols are on their way.
A member refers to an organization that is a participant in a project. An organization first creates a project and may then invite other organizations to participate in that project.
For example, Wheels Inc, an auto manufacturer, could create a project called Parts Tracking and invite Dreams Delivery, its logistics partner. Once Dreams Delivery accepts the invite, it can view the Parts Tracking project and its constituent networks.
Both Wheels Inc and Dreams Delivery are, therefore, members.
A user is someone who signs up on behalf of a member.
Consider Wheels Inc, an auto manufacturer. A user would typically be an IT manager, who is an employee of Wheels Inc and signs up on Chainstack to build a blockchain network on behalf of the organization.
On Chainstack, a project is a collaboration space. It is a way to group one or more blockchain networks related to a clearly defined business case. There are two types of projects: consortium and public chain. Chainstack allows you to create an unlimited number of projects irrespective of the plan you choose.
For now, a consortium project can contain MultiChain or Quorum networks deployed on a public cloud, while a public chain project can contain shared or dedicated Ethereum nodes.
Network refers to the actual blockchain network. It could be a consortium-based blockchain network built on Quorum or MultiChain. Or it could be your public blockchain network on Ethereum.
Concurrent networks refer to the maximum number of blockchain networks a member can create or join under their plan.
Concurrent nodes refer to the maximum number of nodes a member can create under a plan on Chainstack.
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