The Storj Labs Blog

At Storj Labs we’re distributed system junkies. We enjoy building highly distributed, ridiculously resilient software. The Storj Network is currently spread across over 10,000 uncorrelated endpoints, and that number is growing fast. The global substrate of diverse, uncorrelated endpoints across which the network runs is unmatched by any other cloud provider. Storage Nodes run across a diverse distribution of operating systems, hardware types, geographic locations, and owners. Node Operator software runs on Linux systems like Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, and Fedora, as well as macOS and Windows, with a native MSI installer.
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Hello Everyone! It’s been two months since our last development update from our product team so we have a lot to share with you! The global pandemic has lasted longer than many of us thought and even under these circumstances it’s amazing how much our team has been able to accomplish. We’ve also seen some increases in developer usage from our community. Here are a few ways others are starting to utilize the network; NEM and IoDLT, Speed Up Sync Times for GETH, Private, Multiregion File Transfer with FileZilla.
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In this blog post I will share an overview of how I built the native Tardigrade integration for Duplicati. This is also a good introduction on how to build a new back end for Duplicati—although I do not know why there should be the need for another back end next to Tardigrade. 😊 For those who do not know what Duplicati is: it is one of the biggest open-source and free back up utilities out there which has plenty of “back ends” to connect to, which will hold the archived data for you.
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Here at Storj Labs we just migrated our production databases from PostgreSQL to CockroachDB. We want to share why we did this and what our experience was. TL;DR Our experience has convinced us that CockroachDB is the best horizontally scalable database choice in 2020. Why use a horizontally scalable database in the first place? Our top goal at Storj is to run the largest, most secure, decentralized, and distributed cloud storage platform.
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By Hello Everyone! We hope you had a great start to the summer. At Storj Labs, we have been heating up just as much as the weather! During the month of July, our team spent a lot of time planning for the future. We want to make our goals and roadmap are aligned with the features Storage Node Operators and Tardigrade users need most. Aside from the development accomplishment shared below, we started designing larger pieces of functionality we will be sharing with you soon.
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Hello Everyone! We hope you are enjoying your summer and staying safe. As a company, we typically meet in person every quarter to fully immerse ourselves into a specific topic or goal. Last week we had a virtual all company week where we all participated in an internal hackathon. The theme was, “Drink our own champagne.” Each team was tasked with building an application, connector, script, or anything that used Tardigrade as a storage layer.
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