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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Ever since we launched Tardigrade, the world’s first decentralized cloud storage service, there’s been a lot of talk about the benefits of decentralized cloud storage. For one, due to the nature of a decentralized cloud storage network, they’re highly secure and almost impossible to hack. This means there will be fewer data breaches. Because each file is split into pieces, encrypted end-to-end, and those pieces are all stored on different Nodes, it’s more private than centralized cloud services, like AWS.
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Tardigrade is the world’s first enterprise-grade, decentralized cloud storage service. Through decentralization, Tardigrade is more secure, more performant, more affordable, and more private by default than centralized cloud providers. What exactly is decentralized cloud storage? On the user’s end, it operates exactly the same as traditional cloud storage options like Amazon S3. But, instead of your files being stored in a big data center that’s vulnerable to outages and attacks, your information is stored on thousands of distributed Nodes all across the globe.
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The VideoCoin Network is decentralized video infrastructure. This infrastructure provides developers with video processing services that are simple-to-use and inexpensive compared to centralized providers. Like Tardigrade, the VideoCoin Network is developer-oriented. The platform makes it easy to transcode files to various video formats, supporting H264 inputs and HLS outputs for files. Users can interact with the network API using standard REST API libraries and can even livestream their videos over RTMP and WebRTC.
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Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz around TikTok getting banned in the United States, Europe, and other places. On June 29, 2020 the Indian government banned TikTok, making it inaccessible to users across the country. On November 12, 2020, the same ban will go into effect in the United States. With great uncertainty existing around the future state of the application, it’s in many users’ best interest to back up their TikTok creative videos, comedy sketches, and dances before it’s too late.
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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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