Storage is a big deal. After years experimenting many different options and attempting to circle down optimal solutions, I finally landed on a solution which is very promising and I believe it to be the definitive one.
I am migrating all of my storage system to the S3 filesystem, based on Cubbit decentralized object storage, or Cubbit DS3. I am doing this major switch as I believe this is the system that better satisfies the most the majority of my Storage.
- Durability: it has been a while since Amazon introduced its S3 standard for object storage, and it seems that it is not going to go anywhere soon. Even though Cubbit is a company and could possibly fail, I could easily migrate to a different provider.
- Reliability: Cubbit ensures that it is almost impossible to lose data because of the redundancy by design of its infrastructure.
- Scalability: by owning two Cubbit cells and by having the possibility to expand each of one to up to 2TB, I have a potential maximum storage of approximately 5TB, so far. I am comfortable with this amount for the foreseeable future, bu I could consider purchasing a new Cubbit Cell if I needed more storage.
- Affordability: I bought my first Cubbit Cell at a very discounted price, being an early supporter, and I won the second one via the lottery we conceived for Scambi Festival 2021. I am not paying any monthly fee. It is super ok.
- Sustainability: Cubbit is possibly one of the best options out there weighting features against environmental impact. At its very beginning as a startup, Cubbit produced a whitepaper analyzing this aspect.
- Accessibility: all the data is online all the time.
- Portability: this is quite tricky. I could easily migrate to another S3-compatible provider, but it definitely would not be seamless. Nevertheless, there is nothing a few good lines of code and some tinkering could not achieve.
- Replicability: I am doing by best (and it is not enough, I am aware) to document my steps and my thoughts as much as possible.
Currently, Xplosion Server has a 200GB SSD, which is more than enough for what I need. To back it up, though, I need some more storage.
The first step in my migration to Cubbit DS3 has been to offload on its infrastructure the backup of Xplosion Server.