Most companies are actively seeking better and more innovative ways to store data and securitize both business and customer information. Due to advances in blockchain technologies, there are numerous decentralized cloud storage systems available within the market that companies may utilize for enhancing their security programs. For companies that benefit directly from stored data, files, and records, it may be beneficial to consider the potential benefits of developing a decentralized cloud storage system manually.
Depending on the business needs, budget, and goals, a company may develop its blockchain-based cloud storage systems that outcompete traditional “centralized” systems while bringing additional and personalized value to their target audiences. To learn more about blockchain development services and the crypto technologies best suited for your business, enterprises may reach out to a local Los Angeles blockchain development company, like Sunlight Media LLC.
What is a Decentralized Storage System?
Decentralized storage systems are composed of cryptography that re-assigns encryption values in a unique, efficient, and effective manner. Due to the design, data hackers experience more difficulty bypassing the verifications, which makes file storage more secure. Even during transmission, the information transferred may be decompartmentalized across various networks, servers, and computers, and then distributed across different nodes located sporadically across a region or the globe.
Why Use a Decentralized Cloud Storage?
Decentralized cloud storage systems tend to run more efficiently and effectively than the alternative centralized platforms. In other words, the potential to save more on budgets while extending performance and compatibility may be worth the consideration when switching to blockchain-based cloud solutions. In terms of performance, the decentralized systems may be updated to support various digital assets, cryptocurrencies, and file formats.
Other benefits of working with a decentralized cloud storage platform include the operations that follow peer-to-peer systems for enhanced computational assistance, security, and enhanced transparency of data, file, and records transfers. Due to this design, the end-to-end encryption process becomes increasingly more difficult for data attackers as the information is stored across various data blocks from different nodes distanced from each other across a region or the globe.
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The Development Process for Decentralized Storage Solutions
For any startup or existing enterprise seeking to manually develop and implement decentralized storage solutions for their business needs, an organization must consider the different aspects, resources, and constraints expected from this option.
Primarily, a company requires blockchain engineers to support the needs of the proposal. This implies that the software developers responsible for developing the program may need extensive knowledge of various programming languages, time to develop, update, and test the codes, and more.
Since this process of manually creating blockchain-based solutions for cloud storage systems is unique to the specific business needs, there may not be existing libraries or API databases available for developers to reference from. In detail, there are both design and development procedures required for all participants relevant to the transferring process within the cloud storage platform.
With a qualified team of blockchain developers and designers, businesses may then review, plan, and begin progressing into the development process involved with custom-creating brand-optimized decentralized cloud storage applications and systems.
UI and UX
Both user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) considerations are required for both parties associated with each of the transactions or transfers occurring on the blockchain platform. This process is essential for ensuring the user-friendliness and performance of the cloud storage system best meet the needs of target audiences.
Another consideration is the networking infrastructure, which would require a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) network with different encryption, database management, and blockchain dAPPS protocols for successful implementation.
The end-to-end encryption would allow the system to locate, identify, and verify the data within the system for performing various users requests. Developers may construct a module that encrypts files before they are uploaded onto the network and executes permissions for users to decrypt the file through private keys.
Along with the setup of the P2P network, systems may need different redundancies to store files in multiple locations. Blockchain engineers may incorporate a redundancy program, like simple replication or erasure coding, which will assist in the replication of multiple copies into different network nodes. In regards to erasure coding, the developers will need to configure more complex sequences which may increase the overall overhead for file uploading and downloading operations.
Since the system would need to manage multiple different records, blockchain developers would need to set up a database management program. This program enables the system to restore the files distributed across the networks to return data to the end-user. For the decentralized framework build, the software engineers may need to devise a series of smart contracts, that follow strict consensus protocols, which perform the necessary bypasses to prevent various user and system errors from occurring within blockchain distributed Apps (dApps).
Furthermore, the segmentation of data on different blocks must meet specific requirements. For instance, segmented data files must include features that allow for easier referencing and evaluations of rented and shared data that retain within recommended size parameters. The auditing processes may track the segmented data and indicate file retrieval statuses for more secure operations.
For the finalization of the project, the development team may provide a platform that may run the assigned smart contracts, accept cryptocurrency and NFT payments, and undergo processes explained within the business terms and condition agreements and market regulated consensus relevant to organizational operations.
For organizations seeking more information about the development of decentralized cloud storage, this breakdown outlines the developmental tasks and considerations for manual development. Since blockchain systems undergo different verification, validation, and distribution protocols than centralized and traditional cloud storage platforms, blockchain engineers require the experience and time to construct models that best suit businesses, which may result in higher revenue margins and brand value in the long run.
Jhonathon Badalof works at Sunlight Media LLC in Downtown Los Angeles, California. As a Project Manager, Jhon collaborates with clients on website and app design and development, marketing, and creative solutions for campaigns. In addition to Project Management, Jhon is a content writer who writes articles that rank well on Google and other social media platforms. His skill sets include social media marketing, eCommerce, brand development, programming, web design, and graphic design.