Storj Blog

Happy New Year from everyone here at Storj Labs! We are so excited for 2020 we could cry and scream at the same time. Our focus during the holiday season was finishing the final bits of functionality needed on the network ahead of the Tardigrade production launch. Our team has been onboarding our first paying customers and we’re just a few weeks away from production launch, our next development update will be the most exciting one yet!
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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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Our team here at Storj Labs is currently in the middle of adding support for CockroachDB, which is a horizontally scalable Postgres compatible database. Each database technology behaves differently and it’s important to understand the tradeoffs they make to utilize them efficiently. Along the way, we are learning a lot about CockroachDB and one of the things we have learned is how deletes impact database performance. Performance CockroachDB uses a technique called MVCC¹ to manage concurrent transactions.
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As you may have heard, Storj Labs recently began allowing Storage Node Operators to run multiple Storage Nodes using the same email address. Prior to this, a Storage Node Operator could only technically operate one Storage Node to ensure the utmost decentralization of Nodes on the network. Even if you’re running all your Nodes from the same physical location and IP address, you can now easily operate as many Nodes as you’d like (although there are a few caveats to keep in mind).
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As we roll into the holidays our team is working hard getting our network ready for our next major release, Voyager. Voyager is our first production release and we’re more excited about it than the holidays. We’re still looking for more Nodes to join ahead of our Voyager release, please sign up on the waitlist to get an auth token for your Node! Development Accomplishments: We improved our auditing service by creating another outcome for audits.
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When the tech industry began the transition to cloud-based resource provisioning, the attack/security vectors in which DevOps and CISOs focus on to protect their resources, shifted along with it. Suddenly, protecting users’ data required a fundamentally new approach to containing resources. Rather than simply “defending the perimeter” (through ownership of network infrastructure, firewalls, NICs etc.) the model shifted to an identity-based approach to control access to systems and resources.
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