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Press Release

Infura Launches Infura+ for Improved Ethereum Infrastructure Support

by ConsenSysJuly 17, 2019
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New York, NY — Today ​Infura​ is launching Infura+, a premium subscription service for Infura’s Ethereum API, providing enhanced Ethereum infrastructure support for applications of all sizes. Users will now choose from ​tiered service options​—Core, Developer, Team, and Growth—to enable the right-sized plan for bringing their Ethereum-based project from proof-of-concept into global production. Based on the demand from Infura’s existing community of users, paid plans will allow for increased daily usage, custom SLAs, and enhanced customer support—including shorter response times—along with overage handling. Infura will still maintain a free tier to continue encouraging developer growth and adoption of blockchain and Web3 technology.

Infura already serves thousands of unique Ethereum developers and handles billions of requests per day. Launched in 2016 at DevCon2, Infura is the most robust infrastructure-as-a-service providing reliable, scalable access to Ethereum and IPFS (InterPlanetary File System). Over the last year, Infura has maintained 99.95% uptime. As the range of projects depending on Infura for their infrastructure needs has expanded, the new subscription plans will help maintain this high standard of service while adding more features and customization options. With Infura+, users can even access same-day account service to help keep production-ready applications running smoothly.

Infura Co-Founder E.G. Galano says, “Infura has grown a lot in our first 3 years and so has the Ethereum ecosystem. In the beginning, we set out to bootstrap Web3 by providing free, scalable infrastructure so developers could start building on Ethereum. Now, there are major companies using our service to run their business. In order to continue to meet that growing demand, we are transitioning to a more sustainable business model. With the new range of plans, we can still offer a free service to encourage developer growth ​and ​better support larger, in-production applications. The launch of the Infura+ experience is a big step for our team and a sign for the whole ecosystem that Ethereum is maturing.”

Infura+ is launching with a free three-month trial period. Starting on July 17, 2019, existing users will need to select their appropriate plan tier and add-ons as well as their payment information to begin their free trial. Accounts will not be charged until the start of the seventh month, unless users downgrade their account prior to that date. This initial launch will not include or affect Infura’s IPFS service. Premium offerings for IPFS are still in development and will be released soon.

Taylor Monahan, Founder and CEO of MyCrypto said, “Infura has provided a valuable service to the Ethereum community since the early days, supporting thousands of projects—including MyCrypto—who would otherwise need to dedicate a pile of resources to maintain their own servers and APIs. Infura+ is an important next step that ensures the long-term sustainability of both Infura and everyone who relies on them across the ecosystem.”

Alex Wearn, CEO of IDEX added, “Infura is an important part of both our application infrastructure and the broader Ethereum development ecosystem. Their product makes it easy for companies big and small to interact with the Ethereum blockchain.”

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Image 1: Overview of Infura+ tiered service options.

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Image 2: Infura’s API relative to the wider Ethereum stack.

About Infura:
Infura provides developers and enterprises with simple, reliable access to Web3 tools and infrastructure. Founded in 2016, our Ethereum and IPFS API suites now serve and support thousands of decentralized applications each day. We are a global team dedicated to building a better distributed Web. https://infura.io/

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