3 ways a decentralized cloud is rewriting the cloud experience

3 ways a decentralized cloud is rewriting the cloud experience

The evolution is ongoing.

Cloud technology’s meteoric rise in use among businesses can be tied to many factors, one of which, of course, is its increased security provided when compared to conventional in-house storage options. Thus, it’s no surprise that as more and more large-scale cyberattacks gained notoriety in the market, more companies moved to the enhanced protection of the cloud.

Then, once most of the appealing targets had shifted, hackers also began to move to the cloud in pursuit of their quarry.

But here is where the narrative changes. Instead of shifting to a new, more secure solution, cloud technology itself has evolved into a decentralized model to combat the hacker threat and provide new services to its customers. Here are three ways a decentralized cloud benefits you. 

Token economics

A decentralized cloud model prevents the concern of loading all of a client’s intellectual property into one proverbial basket and blockchain technology allows for the use of tokens to purchase storage space. 

Because customers purchase their space through tokens, they actually become the owner of that space and are able to sell their tokens to another customer should they no longer need the resource. The result is more flexibility and options for price and storage, all within a secure, decentralized cloud market.

Security improvements

Cyberattacks and cybersecurity go hand-in-hand and the decentralized cloud model is meeting the continual hacker threat through a number of strategies. For starters, each data movement is recorded via blockchain to bar the manipulation or deletion of data without proper credentials. And should a problem arise, mirror backups are common in decentralized models allowing the system to essentially heal itself and continue to provide unabated service.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, because the model is entirely decentralized, a shutdown at a given data center does not need to cause a widespread outage. Instead, other locations pick up the slack and continue to provide service until the down center is up and running again.

Transparency reimagined

While security features that block access for hackers are essential, companies still seek transparency into their own data. Decentralized solutions are delivering on this request — in part out of necessity — because they are not the sole product of one provider. The result? Better access to your company solutions while also making it more difficult for hackers to achieve the same. Really, isn’t that what the cloud is all about in the first place?

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