Proposal “infra-general-201609“ (Closed)Back

Title:Infrastructure - Datacenter (Sept)
One-time payment: 52 DASH (1434 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 52 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2016-09-05 / 2016-10-20 (added on 2016-08-19)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 1054 Yes / 8 No / 0 Abstain

Proposal description

This is a cross-post from the Dash Forum

This proposal is to fund our ongoing infrastructure costs. We are requesting additional funding starting this cycle at an updated exchange rate. The overall effect is a reduction in requested Dash.

As you may be aware, was recently subject to a sizable 9 GB DDOS attack that disabled the site for much of the day on August 5th. To make matters worse, our DNS provider was down in parallel. As we have experienced poor service during these outages and in the interests of taking preventative measures, we plan to make several changes to the infrastructure operations.

We plan to move frontend DNS and hosting of all content on (including the forum) from qhoster to Cloudflare’s business plan, which should improve the quality and responsiveness of services we receive during outages. The Business plan includes advanced DDOS attack protection and mitigation and 100% uptime guarantees.

New costs are as follows...

Cloud infrastructure costs:
$260 per month for AWS and Google services and administration
- Route53 DNS zone management
- EC2 web server instances
- S3 for web server instances
- Backups and auditing
- Gmail for domains
- VPS for integrations support

Hosted Compile Server:
$150 per month for co-location and replacement parts for our Bamboo compile server

Cloudflare Business plan:
$200 per month
- Hosting of and all services hosted under that domain
- DDOS protection
- Web optimization services
- Real time statistics

Requested funding is as follows for the September 4th budget cycle:
Total: 51.73 Dash

Note: Should any funding remain after the project is complete, we will apply those funds toward future infrastructure funding needs

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