When Lightning Strikes (4X)

Google’s recent (permanent) loss of customer data from its data center (http://time.com/4004192/google-data-lightning-belgium/) highlights the risks associated with a single point of failure.

When lightning strikes, sometimes it strikes four times on critical infrastructure.

With Storj (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl3bUzfn2lg), those same files would have been made redundant 3–5x, sharded into small files, encrypted, and then distributed randomly around the world to several hundred (or thousand) nodes. Four consecutive lightning strikes in Belgium has no effect on your data.

This (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU1QPtOZQZU) on the other hand…but then again does it really matter?

John Quinn, Co-founder of Storj Labs

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