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Want to know more about dStor

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I'm asking this question not only for myself but for every other persons that will like to know more about dStor.

I've heard a lost about the great dApp but to a layman, can we have dStor explained in details. will not my links to published articles or videos that explain dStor in details

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In short, dStor is a cloud storage service like Amazon Web Services. Most end users don't use AWS directly, but millions use it every day through the many apps that use it to store their resources, etc. AWS is very centralized--it's just one company--and this has drawbacks. The world is moving towards decentralized services because there's no single point of failure or control.

dStor will be decentralized. Instead of storing data in monolithic data centers owned by Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM or Alibaba, dStor will store files on computers all over the world run by individuals who will be paid for providing this storage node infrastructure. dStor storage node operators must have fairly high performance systems. It's ideal for anyone already running some computer infrastructure for some business purpose but with a lot of unused capacity that they are already paying for. By running a dStor storage node on that infrastructure that would otherwise go unused, they can earn incremental income. And this income could actually be quite good. Probably better and more stable than mining income while actually a lot easier to set up and maintain.

Some examples of who might run dStor storage nodes would be any business that has to run their own servers. EOSIO block producers can easily add dStor and increase their incomes. Big co-location data centers that were built before the cloud computing revolution really took off are way under capacity all over the world. They could add dStor storage nodes very cheaply and provide a ton of high quality infrastructure for dStor to improve their bottom lines. Even people paying for fiber-to-the-home could add a dStor storage node to be scheduled to be on for most of the day and dialed down when they are home watching Netflix or gaming. So there will be a lot of available infrastructure for storage and access all around the world.

For apps, dStor should ensure rapid access to their files and data from all over the world--possibly even within countries with repressive governments that limit access to certain internet resources, due to the way dStor accesses and delivers files.

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