Cybersecurity and enterprise risk management are critical challenges for modern IT environments. Centralized, location-based data storage (where data is found and accessed based on which device it lives on) has inherent security risks, performance issues, and other flaws. Organizations looking to use a secure, non-centralized data storage infrastructure to overcome these flaws should consider a content-addressed storage file system.
The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a peer-to-peer distributed file system that provides data resilience, security, integrity, and performance by enabling content-addressed storage. In this file system, data is addressed based on content instead of location using a distributed hash table (DHT), similar to the way blockchain logs transactions. That means instead of retrieving data based on the device it resides on, it is instead assigned a unique content identifier (CID), which provides a permanent record of that file.
Building an IPFS deployment has some similar considerations to building other types of systems. Balancing your investment in CPU and GPU compute (if necessary for your workload), memory, networking bandwidth, and storage devices is never a bad strategy when procuring new systems. But most IPFS users will find they need storage speed and density more than anything else.
For a general IPFS system, not accounting for specific workload requirements or use cases, high core count processors and a minimum of 32GB of memory is recommended. For data storage, a tiered storage system using a combination of NVMe, SSD, and HDD storage devices is ideal.
Because IPFS requests data across the network instead of relying on a single device to provide the data at high-speeds, HDD storage can provide adequate read/write speeds to make up an efficient high-volume storage layer for archival or ‘cold’ storage.
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IPFS enables deduplication, clustered persistence, and performance for data security and safety.
Storing and distributing data with IPFS saves bandwidth by retrieving data from multiple peers at once, saving up to 60% bandwidth for video, for instance.
IPFS is ideal for large, distributed datasets with low-latency and decentralized data locality between nodes.
IPFS’s content addressing structure lets you store large files off-chain and put permanent links in transactions, making content secure and permanent.
High-latency networks can cause problems for remote users with unpredictable network bandwidth. The peer-to-peer nature of IPFS means users can access data independent of their connectivity or latency issues.
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