Be the decentralized cloud.

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Use your existing hardware and allocate a portion of your storage and bandwidth for Storj DCS (Decentralized Cloud Storage). By operating a Node you’ll be a part of making data more private and secure, giving ownership of data back to the people.


Store Data

Small pieces of encrypted data from Storj DCS will be stored at random on your Node. Once your Node is set up, all you need to do is make sure your Node is online and running properly—we’ll do the rest.


Get Paid

After your Node is set up and verified, you’ll be compensated for the storage and bandwidth you provide for Storj DCS. Instead of operating a costly data center, we pay you for the resources used by Storj DCS on your device.

Put your extra disk space to work.

As the amount of data on the network continues to grow, so will the amount of data stored and accessed on each Node, which also means your earnings will increase. Below you’ll see what a Node Operator earns on average after a Node is vetted as reliable on the network.

Once your Node is verified after a vetting period, you’ll start being compensated for the storage and bandwidth you provide. Every month you meet the requirements, you’ll be paid in STORJ Token.

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Average Payout Per Month*

  • Egress Bandwidth $20/TB
  • Repair Egress Bandwidth $10/TB
  • Disk Space $1.50/TB
  • Audit Bandwidth $10/TB
*Actual payouts may vary

Make Decentralization Possible

We don’t own or operate a single data center. Instead, we takes advantage of our massive global network of Storage Nodes made by people like you who contribute their extra resources.

Active Nodes
3.2 PB
1.1 Million
Object Pieces
1.7 Billion

Ready to host a Node? Check your specs.

To host a Node, your hardware and bandwidth will need to meet a few requirements:
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