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As the development at ClusterLabs progressed, so did it’s vision. It started out with a project named IpfsCloud: an open, anonymous and decentralized cloud storage platform, but today it’s an ecosystem.
ClusterLabs is an open ecosystem, providing apps, infrastructure, and tools enabling decentralization.
It aims to bring the Internet 3.0, in a friction-less way to the world.
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In short, this change(to Internet 3.0) is currently a difficult process for both, users and developers.
A new model of the Internet.
ClusterLabs brings this change(from the existing model to the new one) in a manner that is digestible and seamless(not breaking the existing Internet) for both users and developers.
Scenario 1: How will it change experience for the user?
In the existing model, applications manage data for the users. So, users can’t inherently restrict the service providers(email provider above).
They are on the mercy of the service providers.
The new model, allows users to manage their data(explained below). This inherently allows user to have full control over their data.
The service provider merely act as an interface to organize, share(sending emails) your data using their service.
ClusterLabs helps users and developers to shift to this model.
Users of the new model can participate in the decentralized economy. Here users can rent out their storage and computation power to other users. Eventually, this will lead to a sustainable economy which can support the network organically.
As all of the data is managed by the decentralized user network, the cost for application development and scaling the drastically reduced.
ClusterLabs provides the infrastructure, and the developer tools to the developers, so that they can focus on building applications, rather that figuring out the internal working of the decentralized platforms.
This problem is still not totally solved. But we are proposing a solution which can solve it to some extent.
The reason applications store your data(preferences/history etc.) because they want to make the user experience better. (But they also then sell the same data to wrong people). So, if the applications are able to give the same user experience without giving any data to the servers then the application creators don’t have any excuse for storing the user data.
So, if all of the data(preferences/history) is kept on the user-end, then it can be used by the application on run-time to enhance the user experience. (They can also put pre-trained models on the user-end to analyze the data and improve themselves; maybe even swarm learning using the peer-to-peer network. Notice that, here we are not sharing user data among other users when performing swarm learning. We are just communicating the improved model parameters to each-other).
The new model gives the power to the user to shift between the service providers easily.
This starts a new ecosystem where applications can’t capture a user in its ecosystem(**cough damn Google **cough), which is one of the greatest headaches for the users today.
1. Live working ALPHA including:
We are providing open APIs so that it can be used for any related applications, eventually accelerating user acceptance as more apps are built on top of the platform.
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About the Author
He works as Senior blockchain developer and has worked on several blockchain platforms including Ethereum, Quorum, EOS, Nano, Hashgraph, IOTA etc.
He is currently a sophomore at IIT Delhi.
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