After experiencing performance degradation on its Mainnet Beta, Solana Labs has announced its intentions to improve network stability. The recent outage on February 25th, 2023, led the validator community to restart the network and raised concerns about its overall stability. In response to these concerns, Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko shared on March 1st the network’s plans to enhance upgrades and performance while addressing the issue.
Yakovenko stated that Solana’s top priority was to deliver a fast, reliable, and scalable network, despite challenges in maintaining stability during major updates. The root cause of the February 25th network outage is unknown, and an investigation is ongoing to provide more information.
Anatoly Yakovenko presented a strategy to achieve a balance between reliability and scalability. This involves enhancing the software release rollout process, extending support to external core engineers, and creating an adversarial team to discover potential vulnerabilities in underlying protocols. Additionally, Solana will enhance the restart process and maintain its focus on stability and adversarial testing.
In the statement made by the co-founder, it was revealed that the network is dedicated to achieving a balance between reliability and the development of a fast and scalable network. Solana’s core engineers are actively working to guarantee reliability while simultaneously pursuing innovation to enhance speed.
In concluding the plan for improving the Solana network, the co-founder expressed gratitude to the community for its support in realizing the vision of a decentralized future.