The Storj Labs Blog

Because of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve taken a different approach for our Town Hall and Q&A. If you missed our Town Hall, you can watch it on our YouTube channel. Below are questions from our community members, and answers from the Storj Labs leadership team. Thanks to all those who submitted questions. 1. Is it possible to have more Nodes (different storage, different IP address) registered under one email address?
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Connectors bridge the chasm between the applications we use every day and the underlying storage infrastructure on which application data is stored. Our team has worked with our partners to build a series of connectors between Tardigrade, our decentralized cloud storage service, and our partners’ applications. What is a Tardigrade Connector? A Tardigrade connector is an application-level integration that enables the use of decentralized cloud storage in consumer software. Tardigrade connectors enable Satellites to measure the volume of data associated with a bucket and give attribution to them.
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We’re still somewhere in the middle of the blockchain movement and enterprises continue to adopt blockchain technology at an unprecedented speed. But while AWS, Azure and Google may rule the cloud presently, the benefits of decentralized technology may threaten their dominion. Decentralization is not just disrupting traditional cloud storage providers. There are so many possibilities that blockchain technology can enable and some of the greatest are likely impossible to predict, but we’re still going to try anyhow.
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In our town hall last week, our team shared updates on our Open Source Partner Program; Storage Node Operator payouts; and an overview of our early access production release for our Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage service. Watch to learn what this early access release will mean going forward for Storage Node Operators and Tardigrade users. If you missed it on Zoom, you can watch the YouTube replay below. Closed captioning is available.
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Our production release is right around the corner and this is fantastic news for developers on the waitlist and our community of Storage Node Operators. I’m going to share a little bit about what you, our dedicated and patient community members, can expect once we hit production in January 2020. Storage Node Operators First of all, let me take this opportunity to thank the early adopters and long-time supporters who run the Storage Nodes that make our network possible.
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GitBackup is a tool that backs up and archives GitHub repositories. The tool is in the process of backing up the entirety of GitHub onto the Storj network, which currently stands at 1-2 PB of data. As of today, October 18, 2019, the tool has currently snapshotted 815,200 repositories across more than 150,000 users. GitHub is the largest store of open source code in the world, with 20 million users and more than 28 million public repositories as of April 2017.
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