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Alan John
3 min readAug 28, 2021

How a decentralized cloud model may increase security, privacy?

All cloud service providers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft or Google, Alicloud or Dropbox, Citrix, follow the same basic principle — they all sync and copy to a centralized cloud server cluster via the internet. Millions of users and their devices every second connect to these central cloud clusters to store and access files that are associated with their online accounts.

It cannot be argued that the cloud has been one of the greatest success stories of our generation, but a centralized server architecture has its set of shortcomings.

When the organization adopts cloud-based infrastructure they take risks of outsourcing everything. Even though most cloud computing platforms implement best-of-breed security practices, storing sensitive data and important files on servers belonging to external service providers present its own set of risks. And, though not the fault of the cloud provider, server misconfigurations leading to data leaks, data compromise

have become so common that they hardly make headlines anymore.

Privacy can also be a disadvantage for the cloud. Information on a public cloud can be legally and secretly accessed and exfiltrated by the provider, law enforcement agencies, and in some cases foreign powers. The passing of the CLOUD Act last year obligates cloud providers like Amazon, Google, and others to submit evidence to law enforcement should they be served a warrant — even if the evidence is stored in another country or server.

Compared to Centralized Cloud Computing, Users have slowly but steadily started adopting Decentralized Cloud Services like Storx, let's look at how a Decentralized Cloud Works. A decentralized cloud is powered by blockchain, consisting of a large, distributed network of thousands of Nodes across the globe that are independently owned and operated which store data for us. A Node server someone owns privately. We pay our Node Operators to store files for our clients, and for their bandwidth, This makes each node unique and difficult to infiltrate. Each file is encrypted on a user’s computer before it’s uploaded, broken into small fragments, and then spread out to uncorrelated Nodes across our network. Only you have access to the encryption keys to reassemble the data making it virtually impossible for your data to be compromised or stolen.

The architecture also replicates data across distributed file systems providing redundancy via multiple nodes. If a node is hacked or brought down, other nodes continue to function, presenting a failsafe that increases cloud stability.

Features of StorX Decentralized Cloud:

~No Centralized Data Source: Each File is Encrypted, Split into tiny data fragments, multiple copies of such fragments are Distributed WorldWide,

~No Single Point of Failure: Multiples copies of each shredded file are maintained across different nodes

~End to End Encryption: Any Data uploaded to Decentralised Cloud is secured by End to End Encryption

~Open Source Architecture: Completely Open Architecture.

~Trustless: All nodes operating on the systems work with No Trust Principal

To compromise a single file, the hacker would first have to locate the node which contains actual data which could be like finding a piece among the millions on the network, resembling a drop in the ocean scenario.