On-premise data archive is expensive to maintain and keep secure, while cold archival is less money, but accessing the data can be challenging. Storj offers the best of both worlds - active archival that is low cost, highly secure, and easily accessible from anywhere.
DiRAC is a multi-university research consortium working on high energy particle physics and cosmology that requires computer simulations on large scale supercomputers with a workflow that has to handle enormous datasets. The team needed to be able to store these high-value datasets on a long-term basis with high resilience. Plus, they needed to share them in a performant way with the globally disparate team. Storj fit their criteria.
“We were impressed with Storj’s out-of-the-box performance in moving large datasets, which we feel is a direct benefit of the way its decentralized network is structured. The excellent download speeds that we observed from locations that were far away from the upload location is extremely valuable to us.”