Mysterium and Storj collaborate to free the cloud through decentralized protocols
Decentralisation of the web is a global movement.
Much of our success relies on a shared vision and collaboration between the many different teams all building decentralised solutions and piecing together the world wide Web 3.0
We’re excited to collaborate with one project in particular — Storj Labs. Storj is decentralised Cloud Storage. Just as Mysterium offers a way to earn by sharing your connection with a global node network, Storj pays their Node Operators for their unused storage. The Storj network is made up of thousands of operators and developers, providing the foundation for a faster, safer, more affordable object storage alternative.
At Mysterium, we’ve chosen the Storj decentralized object storage to replicate our S3 object data, including container images, static content, and more.
Docker containers are a foundational building block of many companies’ software infrastructure. Mysterium’s own Container Images have been downloaded over 1M times from Docker Hub. The registry holds our named Docker images, available in different tagged versions, and users can easily interact with a registry by using Docker push and pull commands.
It’s here that Mysterium will leverage the unique benefits of decentralized cloud storage. These benefits include unmatched security and privacy through a know-nothing architecture, globally distributed files across statistically uncorrelated endpoints and ISPs, default encryption, and user-assigned access grants. These give developers the freedom, flexibility, and confidence they demand when building their apps/services.
To learn more about how you can host your container images on the decentralized cloud, like Mysterium, check out our overview about building a Docker container registry backed by Storj.
Why use Storj for container registry?
Storj offers highly secure, private and economical cloud object storage through global decentralisation. Data is encrypted, divided into pieces, and spread across tens of thousands of uncorrelated endpoints and ISPs to create an edge-based security model with no single point of failure.
By storing files on Storj, developers can protect their data against ransomware and tampering by bad actors, providing a much more resilient backend for Docker Registry container image storage and distribution.
Running a Container Registry on Storj is a great solution to integrate with and complement your CI/CD system. In a typical workflow, a commit to your source revision control system would trigger a build on your CI system, which would then push a new image to your Registry if the build is successful.
For developers, Storj is easy to configure (it’s backward-compatible with Amazon S3). Registries that utilize Storj have client-side access to the most distributed object storage protocol on the planet. Upgrade to Storj, and your users can pull container data globally, from a single logical instance, at a fraction of the cost.
How can node operators benefit?
Mysterium uses the Ethereum Blockchain and Matic Network (now Polygon) as the backbone for payments between network participants. Our global pool of residential IPs opens the internet up for everyone, no matter where they are.
Node Operators who currently earn STORJ tokens for supplying excess storage capacity can also earn MYST by contributing excess bandwidth in Mysterium’s P2P marketplace. Use your computer or device, such as a Raspberry Pi, to help power and maintain the network. Users pay to connect to your node, providing them with a VPN service, access to the open internet and a secure line of communication.
We will continue exploring new earning opportunities for our node communities.
Through this collaboration, we hope the decentralized ecosystem will continue to evolve and expand into all corners of the internet.
Learn more about running a Mysterium Node and being a part of creating an internet blind to borders.