Where is the Datacenter
XNS is based on a distributed, global mesh of computer storage servers hosted by individuals, businesses and customers themselves. Nodes communicate with each other and a contract server over encrypted channels. Anyone may join to earn passive income with the purchase of a license or a pre-configured node. XNS scales rapidly anywhere with Internet returning true sovereignty for customers everywhere
The Distributed Datacenter represents many Customers accessing many Storage points, returning control to both
Is It Secure?
Datacenter A has large centralized facilities. Customers upload to the nearest location. Encryption isn’t mandatory. Speed is limited to the link between customer and facility. Data may be encrypted “in transit” if customers choose. Data is copied to another facility with extra charges if the facility is further away. The customer may choose to encrypt data “at rest” after it arrives.
Datacenters use erasure coding AFTER it is uploaded, adding new “pieces” and distributing to multiple computers to protect against computer or hard drive failure. They claim to achieve eleven nines (0.99999999999%) of durability, though the 2-building failure problem persists
Traditional datacenters store one full copy, then duplicate to another. Security depends on two things not failing at the same time
Datacenter B is XNS. All data is customer-encrypted inside the Relayer and sent to nodes chosen by region, nation, state, country, performance and reliability. Splitting the data (erasure coding) is done in the Relayer where it matters. Network speed is an aggregate of all the Provider locations, a single slow connection does not slow the entire send.
Data uploads are split into “rows” of 120 pieces with only 80 required for safety. Rows are continuously sent to fastest nodes so a full upload ends up on hundreds of nodes. The result is insane durability with complete security.
How Fast Is It?
XNS is blazing fast due to close proximity of Provider nodes and intelligent uploading as the Relayer continuously balances which nodes to send data. Customers set up Provider selection groups called Virtual Private Datacenters (VPD). This ensures data is always going to the most performant Provider/Connections and acts as an incentive for lesser performing Providers to strive for better performance, uptime, price and other desirable characteristics
Persistent and Parallel Connections Drive a Performant Network
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