Nextcloud joins Storj Labs to deliver decentralized, secure storage

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Decentralization through blockchain is all the rage, and a big player in the decentralized storage space is Storj Labs. Its open source code is designed to be easy to integrate as storage layer in other projects and that is precisely what is happening. Nextcloud users will be able to use Storj’s upcoming V3 data storage network.

During a keynote at the Open Source Summit in Vancouver, Storj Labs announced its Open Source Partner Program together with Confluent, Couchbase, FileZilla, InfluxData, MariaDB, Minio, MongoDB, Pydio, Zenko and of course Nextcloud.

Users will be able to pick Storj as storage option, delivering a cheap, efficient and globally distributed data storage option to users. The Storj Network uses client-side encryption so Nextcloud server owners can trust that only they can access their files. While it offers very low pricing, a great opportunity for cold storage like backups, performance of the network is nothing to sneeze at: Streaming of 4K video is certainly possible, making it a viable option for primary storage in Nextcloud!

Shawn Wilkinson, Storj founder and CSO:

The principles of openness and transparency within the decentralization community make it a perfect match for open source. We look forward to seeing our new program enable partners to do more within their respective ecosystems and jointly with one another.
Security and control over data are key reasons for our users to deploy Nextcloud. Storj Labs’ decentralized cloud storage platform supports our security and privacy strategy, providing customers a resilient and distributed, strongly encrypted, cost-effective storage platform. Joining their partner program also fits our goal of providing transparent access to data, no matter what storage platform it is on. We look forward to working together.
said Frank Karlitschek, founder and CEO of Nextcloud GmbH.

Storj Labs provides secure distributed cloud storage that gives customers control over their data. The company’s open-source cloud storage platform utilizes spare disk drive space shared by storage node operators, to create a secure network for developers, operations teams, companies and others in need of secure cloud storage. Using client-side encryption, the Storj network ensures that data can only be accessed by the data owners. Compared to many traditional cloud storage approaches, the distributed architecture of the Storj network protects against attacks, improves reliability and enhances performance.

In 2016, the company completed a $30M token sale for its ERC-20 token STORJ. These tokens can be used on the Storj network to purchase services and are also used to pay farmers, who run more than 150,000 storage nodes with over 150PB of capacity in more than 200 countries and territories.

Why not upgrade the Sia application ? I would trust more my data being on the SIA network than on Storj… And it’s around 50 times less expensive .
For Storj it’s currently 15$/TB/Month
And price for bandwith : 50$/TB downloaded

For Sia it’s currently 0.26$/TB/Month
And bandwith : 0.04$/TB downloaded

So …


Interesting! Are there any details how this is supposed to work? I can imagine a few possibilities …

Hello! Do you have any update on this announcement? Can we expect any development soon, in particular in the context of the upcoming production release of Storj/Tardigrade?

Thank you :slight_smile:

There is now an app in the app store.

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Hello. I’m using Nextcloud (V 24) on win 10 wtih a VM (virtual box).

I tried to create the Storj folder for backups, but I’m getting the error "FFI API is restricted by “ffi.enable” configuration device. (Storj app is 0.0.8)

I think this is related to the instructions at - “The PHP installation should have the FFI extension loaded and enabled unconditionally in php.ini”.

So, my question is if it’s possible to load and enable the FFI extension and how can i do that? Using the CLI commands inside the VM? I am not a pro with CLI commands…

Or should i wait for a Storj app update?