If you want to store data in the cloud, you have two options – services that use huge data centers, like Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive, for which you pay monthly fee or NAS solutions, which have the main disadvantage that in the event of power failure or network access becomes useless.
Startup Cubbit proposes a different solution that uses distributed storage. Users buy modules that are, in the greatest simplicity, NAS disks. However, instead of acting as a stand-alone server, each Cubbit connects to the rest, creating a network. Each file that the user transfers to his Cubbit module, is encrypted with the AES-256 method, divided into several parts and sent to a cloud that exists virtually in the P2P network. Of course, only the owner of the file can decrypt it. Because the data is not stored in one particular device or server, the lack of electricity in our unit, or even its complete destruction will not affect files spread in the network.
Thanks to the social network, distributed infrastructure and the use of P2P architecture, user files stored on the virtual Cubbit account are protected against theft and destruction as may be the case with a NAS disk. If the cloud of users of the new solution is big enough, the network will be resistant even to large infrastructure failures, it will also be much faster compared to services such as Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive. Unlike the latter, there will be no fear that the company providing the service will scan the contents of user accounts (as in the case of OneDrive for example) and block their accounts, the risk of data leakage will also decrease – there is no central operator holding user data. What’s more, all architecture is ten times more ecological than traditional, centralized clouds.