Use Cases for the Decentralized Cloud

February 11, 2020

Have you heard the news? Tardigrade is in early access production, which means that developers can start using the decentralized cloud storage service for real workloads. This is a huge milestone for the company and network, and we're excited to have you along for the journey.


Tardigrade Benefits

Tardigrade is superior to centralized alternatives, for a number of reasons. First off, we're more durable. Decentralization means there is no single point of failure, and the risk of file loss is dispersed through statistical uncorrelation.

Data is streamed, hyper-locally and in-parallel, enabling us to be much faster than centralized competitors. Because our economics are similar to that of Airbnb (or Uber) - we're also able to sell storage at half the price of AWS.

While decentralized cloud storage is awesome and highly optimized for some use cases, it isn't a perfect fit for everything. Tardigrade object storage is highly optimized for larger files, especially those which are written once and read many times.


Use Cases for Tardigrade

You may be wondering how you can get started? Here are a few specific use cases that are well suited for decentralized cloud storage:

Large File Transfer: Tardigrade is especially well suited for transiting large amounts of data point-to-point over the internet. High-throughput bandwidth takes advantage of parallelism for rapid transit

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