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Foundational Technology:
All in harmony
Cloud - On Premises - Hybrid
EOSIO Blockchains

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Locate, Inc. provides technical infrastructural design, software architecture , and practical, effective DevOps processes for companies from bootstrapping startups to Fortune 500 Enterprises, all with the same attention to business optimization, technical quality and thought leadership.

Founded in 1998 in Silicon Valley and based in Half Moon Bay, California, Locate provides professional technical services for a wide range of organizations in diverse industries, and created software products for use in Enterprise settings. Our focus in the most recent several years has been in DevOps and SRE: facilitating and enhancing service availability, performance, and functionality via software automation; infrastructure architecture, design, implementation, and operations; and software development toolsets and processes as well as customer-facing production operations, especially on the AWS and Google clouds.

Starting in 2018, Locate Principal David Watson began working extensively with the EOSIO software invented by Block.one and the EOS public blockchain. We operate several "sister" or specific-purpose EOSIO blockchains on behalf of our clients.

"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.”

Frank Gehry

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  • What looks like overkill on metrics, observability, tracking, and auditability usually turns out to be valuable in surprising ways. You want to learn even the "unknown unknowns".
  • Granular modularity leads to the ability to build unpredictably awesome patterns. This is true in many contexts and levels.
  • Always try to be conservative in what we generate, and generous in what we accept (classic protocol design).
  • Murphy's law is right: in production, any points that are not failure-resistant (e.g., redundant) will be the first to fail.
  • Therefore, for a service in production, the lack of a high availability architecture is equivalent to no service at all.
  • Watson's Law of Pinball Repair (with apologies to Occam): "It's always the stupid thing". ( e.g., Plug it in! Replace the fuse!)
  • We as colleagues are all adults. Nothing can move forward well without open communication and mutually earned trust.
  • Moments of discomfort, a down phase in a business cycle, lack of consensus in a decision process: these are exactly the points of maximal leverage, and carry the best potential for strong future outcomes.
  • Finally and most obviously: the hottest trends are usually the shortest-lived.
Our only point of power is the present. Learn from the past; influence the future — now.

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Blockchains built with Block.One's EOSIO software are capable of open, decentralized, trustless execution of most applications. That doesn't mean all apps are appropriate for a blockchain. Exemplifying  the third generation of blockchain technology, these chains -- many of them privately created for specific business requirements -- are not just for validating and recording transfers of monetary value. This is clearly the most fundamental, impactful re-imagining of information technology since the introduction of the Web in the early 1990s.

Some of Gartner Group's thoughts

Blockchains require the same Gibraltar-solid server and network architecture foundations as any other mission-critical software. Building and operating blockchain technology on decades of cloud and physical infrastructure experience allows Locate, Inc. to design and operate block production and complete blockchains with a critical eye toward availability, performance, security, massive scalability and cost optimization.

We can also offer technical and advisory services on distributed app design, smart contracts, and tokenomics.

Since prior to the launch of the EOS mainnet in June, 2018, we have designed, built and operated multiple EOSIO-based blockchains, including the AIKON, Inc. ORE Production chain used for its groundbreaking ORE ID user onboarding solutions, and we offer similar services for any contemplated public or private EOSIO-based chain. Please contact us for information about how we can meet your specific requirements.

-David Watson (Telegram: @Blockpusher)

David has served in individual and management roles within companies ranging from pre-incorporation startups to multi-billion dollar Enterprises.

His established reputation for competence always has its roots in knowledge and experience with a wide range of specific technologies, and a voracious lifelong appetite for learning.

Resume - David Watson 2019

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