Storj (pronounced storage), created by Storj Labs, is an open source decentralized cloud storage platform where anyone can sell their extra hard drive space for STORJ tokens. Unlike traditional cloud storage providers, Storj keeps data spread across a decentralized network, eliminating the problem of having a single point of failure. It also encrypts all data, making it impossible for anyone, including Storj, to gain access to users’ files without possession of the corresponding private encryption key.
Storj Labs uses blockchain technology and a distributed network to provide storage at lower costs than cloud providers. By equipping its customers with fast, secure and fully distributed storage, customers no longer need to manage their infrastructure. The Storj platform enables applications to store and share data across a distributed network with end-to-end encryption. Since most of Storj’s metrics are time-stamped and since they wanted to track change over time, they chose InfluxDB as the time series component of Storj’s Tardigrade service and workflows. Storj chose InfluxDB because it is purpose-built for time series and therefore has the scalability and high ingest rate to support monitoring change over time.
50M+ files stored
On thousands of distributed nodes across the globe
Enhanced data security
Each file broken into 80 encrypted segments
Improved network observability
Monitoring decentralized object storage network
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. So we have a list of key metrics that directly impacted our roadmap progression. We wanted to make sure that the actual performance of the network, not based on theory but on data, was living up to the expectations we set for ourselves.”
- Ben Sirb, Senior Data Scientist, Storj
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