Weekly Update: W/C 12th October, 2020

As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, our founder writes weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 82nd of these updates, originally posted to Telegram.

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Hi everyone đź‘‹

The sales collateral for CDN is complete and in use. Our Sales Director is pushing ahead with the go to market strategy.

Site updates are still in progress. We’re separating out customer interfaces for CDN as a stand alone product from Console, with Console given focus on node contributions and earnings. This is designed to make the use of CDN as a customer as clear and straight forward as possible.

CDN is really the first app deployed to the containerised network services layer. Over time we expect to be separating out customer focused apps more distinctly from core network services. So CDN, Edit and others will stand alone as users/customers of the network, with Storage, Functions, API and bandwidth as network-level services.

This will enable those services to be further decentralised, helping us on the journey to full decentralisation for the network. As part of this we will be able to go further with smart contract interactions, even as far as tokenising resource types within the context of edge networking.

Anyway, that’s all for future roadmaps! In the here and now it’s been another busy week:

The ability to add watermarks to images in CDN is complete and deployed. The functionality is controlled through the back end (soon to be added to customer interfaces), meaning that watermarked images can’t be tampered with through front end code.

The version number of CDN is now appearing in headers. Here’s a full set of headers by way of example:

HTTP/1.0 200 OK =>
Access-Control-Allow-Origin => \*
Cache-Control => public, max-age=86400
Cdn-Version => v0.1go
Content-Length => 85423
Content-Type => image/jpeg
Date => Wed, 14 Oct 2020 16:33:09 GMT
Edge-Device => 61722a1b-5af7-45b1-a44a-3e3718352f22
Edge-Gateway => fc5bf10d-cabb-4778-8612-3354f83da060
Edge-Host => 8516e12b-2a06-4d49-bde5-95771fd71d87
Etag => "85423-c116ed236609f267a97e21c7dc4528a4936c370788b781ca35d889e7141261ce"
Strict-Transport-Security => max-age=10886400; includeSubDomains
Vary => Accept-Encoding
X-Cache => HIT
X-Cache-Origin => request
X-Cache-Type => mem

Network API now has multiple instances running (3), increasing capacity for data collection in support of payouts.

We’ve also been working on the last tweaks to the release of a new build of Gateway, Stargate and Host, with changes to provide deeper support for the latest config update architecture, which is part of the move away from Consul.

The next build of the Edit is now feature complete. The first releases of this in support of a customer applications are scheduled to go live this month and next month, with seven deployments in plan for this side of Christmas.

And finally for this week, we’ve had sight of the whitepaper for TNC’s mainnet. It should be published to their site this weekend or early next week. For those wondering, it’s a stand alone coin, moving TNC off of Ethereum.

Enjoy your weekends.

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