IPFS enables deduplication, clustered persistence and performance for data security and safety.
You can save bandwidth by storing and distributing data with IPFS, by retrieving data from multiple peers at once.
IPFS is optimal for large, distributed datasets with low-latency and decentralised data locality between nodes.
IPFS’s content addressing structure allows you to store large files off-chain and place permanent links in transactions, making content secure and permanent.
IPFS has a peer-to-peer nature which allows users to access data independent of their connectivity or latency issues.
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InterPlanetary File System is a distributed system that is used for accessing files and data. A peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol, IPFS is designed to make the web upgradeable, resilient and more open.
Ensuring cybersecurity is a key challenge for modern IT environments. Centralised, location-based data storage has ingrained security risks and performance flaws, amongst other problems. Organisations that are aiming to use a secure, non-centralised data storage infrastructure to overcome these issues would benefit from considering a content-addressed storage file system.
The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a peer-to-peer distributed file system that provides data resilience, integrity, performance and security through enabling content-addressed storage. Within this file system, data is addressed based on content rather than location utilising a distributed hash table (DHT), in a way similar to how the blockchain logs transactions. This means that rather than retrieving data based on the device it resides on, it is given a unique content identifier (CID), which delivers a permanent record of that file.
When configuring an IPFS deployment, most users will find that whilst balancing CPU and GPU compute, memory, networking bandwidth and storage devices is a good strategy, more than anything else what they require is storage speed and density.
For general IPFS systems, it is recommended you configure with high core count processors and a minimum of 32GB of memory. For data storage, it is ideal to utilise a tiered storage system using a combination of NVMe, SSD and HDD storage devices.
As IPFS requests data across the network rather than depending on a single device to deliver the data at high-speeds, HDD storage can provide satisfactory read/write speeds to make up an efficient high-volume storage layer for archival or ‘cold’ storage.
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Once you add a file to an InterPlanetary File System, your file is split into smaller pieces, cryptographically hashed and then given a unique fingerprint called a content identifier (CID), which acts as a permanent record of your file.
Once other nodes look up your file, they ask their peer nodes who’s storing the content referenced by the files CID. Once they view or download your file, they can cache a copy and then become another provider of your content until their cache is cleared.
A node can pin content to retain it forever, or get rid of content it hasn’t utilised in a while to save space. Due to this each node in the network only stores content it is interested in, in addition to indexing information that helps work out which node is storing what.
If a new version of your file is added to IPFS, its cryptographic hash is different, which means it gets a new CID. Therefore, files stored on IPFS are protected against tampering and censorship, any changes made to a file don’t overwrite the original and common pieces across files can be reused, minimising storage costs.
You do not need to remember a long string of CIDs, IPFS is able to locate the latest version of your file and utilising the IPNS decentralised naming system, and you can use DNSLink to map CIDs to readable DNS names.
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