Why Decentralized Cloud Computing?

January 21, 2019 |

Decentralized could computing is not a new idea but its development has historically been constrained by the lack of technologies that could manage reliable and efficiently a large network of computers. With the advent of artificial intelligence and blockchain, such technical constraints have been eliminated and as such decentralized computing has become a growing theme in computational services in the last 18-24 months.

Decentralized hosting is attractive as a business model, in that it can offer a superior computing product to mainstream, centralized cloud computing services – and decentralized solutions can now be implemented in an operationally sound and cost-effective way with new technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain.

  • it is cheaper (as there is no infrastructure investment since it uses operational PCs)
  • it is more secure (as the network is decentralized and less attractive and less vulnerable to hacking)
  • it is more resilient and less prone to outages (as any computer that goes down can be replaced by others in the network)
  • it produces almost no carbon emissions, as it uses existing computers that are already operational, and therefore has very marginal and negligible addition to energy consumption
  • it offers larger and more flexible capacity (as the unused capacity in computers worldwide dwarfs the capacity of all cloud computing providers today, combined)