Recently, people’s network released a new title called “distributed storage opens up a billion level market” This paper deeply promotes the digital transformation of the industry, analyzes the global data storage market scale, and points out that the IPFs distributed storage system can accelerate the process of digital transformation.
Global data volume is growing
Since 2005, humans have collected about 130 bytes of data. To keep this information on paper, you probably need to cut down trees all over the world.
The size of the data in 2015 was 7900 bytes, and by 2020 it was 40900.
This information is growing exponentially and will be consumed by Internet users, who are also growing rapidly.
In Indonesia, there are currently 105million Internet users, and it is expected to grow to 125million in the next four years. More than 20 million people will be online in the next four years. It’s just a case of a country.
In fact, with the popularity of broadband and 4g/5g, the Internet connects large computers and intelligent mobile terminals together, enabling users to access and store massive data on other computer terminals. At the same time, the Internet also begins to generate more and more data, and the data market will double.
According to IDC, China will have 40zb data by 2023, with more than 80% of which are unstructured.
Previously, the global data storage market scale forecast released by Market Research Institute marketsandmarkets showed that the global data storage market size will exceed 100 billion US dollars in 2024 (hundreds of billion dollars is about trillion RMB).
IPFs distributed storage advantages highlight
Why can traditional data centers fail to cope with the massive data?
Because the traditional big data center, its data transmission and access is based on HTTP hypertext transmission protocol. HTTP works by mapping resources to location-based IP address, which means that the computer points to a specific location, which has the resources required by customers.
For example, if you want to watch a movie on youtube, the browser needs to view the video on the server in the data center where the video is stored and stream the video to you. Suppose 100 people watch video at the same time, the browser needs to request 100 times on the server. What if 50000 people watch the video? That is 50000 requests, and is the network very congested?
Therefore, HTTP hypertext transmission protocol is not waste resources and inefficient, especially in the era of more and more data, and people need more and more big data.
But the distributed storage protocol of IPFs is different!
IPFs is a kind of hypermedia transmission protocol based on content addressing, versioning and point-to-point.
The feature of IPFs is that IPFs points directly to resources and ensures that all of these data is from the most recent resources.
Suppose you want to watch movies, your browser and your movie app are not calling videos from the central server, but from the nearest node around us, because the IPFs network allows video to be shared among everyone on the network.
When you need to read data, all the storage providers will send you the small piece of data saved by yourself at the same time. After receiving, the machine will automatically splice. Therefore, the fluency of video viewing will not be subject to the bandwidth of the server, nor will it depend on how many people and you share the video resources. Therefore, the video resource will be captured by the users, The access speed of IPFs network is faster than that of centralized HTTP mode. According to statistics, point-to-point download can save bandwidth cost by nearly 60%.
IPFs technology applied to people cloud network
Just as people’s network opens up a billion level market in distributed storage As stated in the article of “promoting the digital transformation of the industry in depth:
“Distributed storage and decentralized cloud computing, as an important infrastructure of Web3.0, will accelerate the digital transformation process of related industries, build new business scenarios and promote profound changes in economic and social.”.
It is because of the recognition of the huge advantages of distributed storage of IPFs, people cloud network independently develops the blockchain distributed storage data center network by using IPFs technology to help solve the pain points of data storage industry. Renmin cloud network is a joint venture company of people’s network and Ministry of industry and information technology, which is a leading block chain distributed storage data center network in China. Its goal is to establish 500 smart city data centers (the first batch of 10 models) within 2-3 years. It independently develops and develops the Internet by using the internationally advanced and mature IPFs technology to realize the networking and form the people’s cloud network.
The people cloud network, which has learned from the distributed storage technology of IPFs, can fundamentally solve the problems in security, reliability, speed, cost and management of data storage industry, and provide more secure, reliable, faster and low-cost (1/3 of the average industry cost) cloud computing storage service, which can help the government, enterprises, and enterprises The data storage cost saved by the service objects such as institutions.
Cloud storage giants compete to layout IPFs
Not only is the people’s network calling for IPFs, it is not only the people cloud network to build a better network by using the IPFs technology, but also the world-class cloud storage giants have laid out IPFs.
Introduction of IPFs into Cangzhou Huawei cloud computing big data center
On june13,2020, the signing ceremony of Cangzhou cloud intelligence big data Industrial Park was launched. Cangzhou Huawei cloud computing big data center was established by the municipal government and Huawei Technology Co., Ltd. and is located in Cangzhou high tech Development Zone, with a total investment of over 400million yuan, and 3000 it cabinet modules available for data room planning.
According to Cangzhou government official website and relevant media reports, this time, the cluster of Huawei cloud servers in Cangzhou will be built by introducing distributed storage technology of IPFs. Through IPFs technology, files will be broken into n encryption fragments in an instant when uploading, and stored in different servers, and then automatically synthesized into complete source files when downloading, which has high security and privacy, which is more efficient and cheaper Four advantages, such as data permanence.
Introduction of IPFs to JD Zhilian cloud wireless treasure Zhang Xiaodong, general manager of wireless treasure business of JD Zhilian cloud business department, delivered a speech at the Hangzhou IPFs ecological and distributed storage industry summit, in which Zhang said, Jingdong is considering making a wireless router.
Wireless treasure has a technology realization system, which is based on P2P realization, which needs to be combined with IPFs.
Wireless treasure has idle storage and bandwidth resources. Users can cache some valuable files and data on wireless treasure distributed, and realize some valuable products. Combined with IPFs technology, the total storage cost is very low, but the value of data is very high. If the wireless treasure combines with IPFs, it may also create some new scenarios, And realize the value transfer between nodes.
In the “star roaming guide · zhuluzhong · IPFs technology and Application Forum”, Xicheng, an advanced solution architect of Alibaba cloud, gave a speech on the topic of “development of distributed storage in the cloud”.
Xicheng believes that from the cloud business perspective, Ali has made considerable technical accumulation at many levels, especially in the scheduling and storage nodes of computing nodes. Baas is a blockchain platform service on Alibaba cloud cloud platform, which provides the deployment, operation and maintenance and governance capabilities of blockchain system, and the ability of blockchain application operation and management. It is the blockchain application on the cloud; Baas is also a perfect combination of cloud computing and blockchain, which can help users realize landing application in IPFs.
IPFs is not only distributed storage, but also contains a huge distributed storage ecology. Alibaba cloud actively researches and distributes IPFs, actively provides a good Incubation Platform for the construction of IPFs ecological application, so that blockchain and IPFs practitioners can better commit themselves to innovation and grow more effectively.