The Storj Labs Blog

By now the whole world has felt the daily impact of COVID-19. Everyone at Storj Labs wants to try to help with pandemic relief efforts in any way we can. That’s why we’re proud to announce the COVID-19 Storage Program The last things people on the frontlines of COVID-19 research should have to worry about are cloud storage and egress costs, or data security, privacy, and availability. So, if you or your organization are working to fight the global pandemic, Storj will provide you with 1TB of free cloud storage and bandwidth per month on the Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage platform for one year.
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Today, we would like to announce a tech preview of two powerful developer tools you can now use on Tardigrade. We have now integrated and tested Rclone and Restic on the Tardigrade Object Storage Platform. We would love for the Tardigrade community to test out the integration and give us feedback around the tools, initial use cases, and ways we can improve these integrations. Rclone Rclone, often referred to as rsync for cloud storage, enables developers to directly map files and directories from their filesystem to Tardigrade through a command-line tool.
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The internet was designed to be decentralized. When you send a message, stream media, or do a video conference, you don’t worry about which routers your data is passing through, who owns them, or whether some may be down. The decentralized model for internet communications has delivered multiple orders of magnitude of improvements in reliability, speed, and price. No one questions the appropriateness of leveraging TCP/IP for enterprise applications.
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Today our team is thrilled to announce our Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage service is finally ready for production workloads—we can’t wait for you to try it out. We’re welcoming the first paying customers to experience the advantages of decentralized cloud storage with an early access release (RC 1.0). We expect a complete production launch this quarter, at which time we’ll remove the waitlist and open user registration to all.
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Cloud storage prices haven’t changed much in the past 5 years. They’re about to! Today, we’re pleased to announce pricing for our Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage Service. Since our founding, our goal has been to achieve pricing that is half the price of centralized cloud storage providers, or less. And, to do so in a way that is economically sustainable for us, for storage node providers, and for our network of partners.
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