What is Decentralized Cloud Storage?
Security-as-a-service is our decentralized cloud storage solution. Through decentralization, the storage environment becomes safer, faster, and more private than centralized cloud services.
What is decentralized cloud storage? In the eyes of the user, it works in exactly the same way as traditional cloud storage options such as Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive. But instead of your files being stored in a large data center that is vulnerable to interruptions and attacks, your information is instead stored on thousands of distributed nodes, geographically separated.
How the decentralized cloud works
We will not be super technical here. This is a brief overview of how it works. As previously mentioned, with traditional cloud storage, all your data is concentrated in one large data center. All your data, information and files are in one place.
With decentralized cloud storage, we have a large distribution network with thousands of geographically separated nodes that are operated independently of each other. A node is a hard disk or a storage device. All your data, information, and files are divided and spread out in different places.
So why make it decentralized?
The real problem with centralized providers like Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive is that all your data is in large data centers. If some go down, you will not be able to access your data at best, and at worst, your data may be lost or permanently damaged. Large data centers are also very vulnerable to hackers, as we have seen them time and time again. This is a problem that is growing bigger and stronger on a global scale.
With decentralized cloud storage, end-to-end encryption is standard on all files. The files are divided and distributed in different geographical locations and are out of reach of an unauthorized person, but it does not really end there. With Security-as-a-service, you not only get the highest level of security. You also get speed, availability, scalability, and integrity of a completely different caliber.