So, I have been researching a bit with a friend on making running a full node easy through automation on (different) cloud providers. As said elsewhere, OVH is relatively cheap with $160, packet and IBM next with $360 and then Azure with $700. AWS and Google seems to be out. I am gladly corrected
The big one is still really SGX because as we now learned it really needs a full Intel accepted license to work and there seems to be a lot of documentation missing. And especially automation will be hard for that one.
So I thought I’d ask: is there even an interest by the foundation for something like this to exist or is the goal rather to have enterprises run them instead of individual people? What are the goals of making the validators completely distributed and when we are done can the node just join or is there more interaction needed? And I mean that seriously and all the ways are possible.
Someone from Blockdeamon here? Will you be providing a simple service for this anytime soon?