SONM Announces Partnership with Decentralized Cloud Storage Service STORJ

Here at SONM, things are really switching into high gear, and this week a major step was taken towards the completion of an important segment of our development objectives.

As was mentioned in the updated version of the roadmap, the SONM infrastructure requires something called “object storage.” Recently, the development team determined that STORJ, the decentralized object storage platform, will serve this purpose nicely, and meets all the requirements to be integrated into SONM.

This week, the teams at SONM and STORJ signed a technical agreement, and both teams are ready to announce their strategic cooperation. This partnership will enable workers and end-buyers to interact and share files directly on the SONM platform.

Together, SONM and STORJ are set to deliver to the community a groundbreaking new type of decentralized, peer-to-peer, service.

SONM (Supercomputer Organized by Network Mining) is a decentralized worldwide fog supercomputer for general purpose computing that ranges from site hosting to scientific calculations. SONM includes an internal marketplace for computing powers.

The really killer feature of SONM is the decentralized and open-source structure. Compared to other cloud services like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, SONM enables its customers to interact directly with each other on a peer-to-peer basis, thereby creating a fair market of computing powers.

The agreement that SONM has signed with STORJ will enable the uploading and downloading of computing tasks on the system, making the tasks accessible both for the buyers and the workers.

SONM CTO, Igor Lebedev, commented on the integration:

“SONM — STORJ integration will allow SONM consumers to mount data volumes and collect data from containers using STORJ. I think that STORJ is really a stable and easy-to-use solution for our customers, enabling the peer-to-peer interaction that is so critical for SONM.”

STORJ is a peer-to-peer, distributed cloud storage network which implements client-side encryption. This allows users to transfer and share data without being reliant on a third party storage provider. Coming into a partnership with SONM, STORJ cooperates with a peer-to-peer marketplace of computational powers. In the future, SONM is likely to process larger amounts of data and will therefore become a crucial partner for the storage company.

We at SONM are always paying attention to what is happening in the cryptocommunity, and we look forward to frequent cooperation with other innovative companies, like STORJ, in the future. In the meantime, we invite interested individuals to keep posted on SONM development achievements here on the blog and on our other social media channels.