Cloud Computing Doesn’t Have to Mean Signing Away Your Privacy

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From its very inception, the Internet was about decentralization. Most directly, it decentralized nations’ telecom infrastructure, and let people interact through increasingly personalized online platforms. But in a larger sense, the Internet decentralized a huge proportion of modern life, from starting a business, to searching for flights, and even to finding a date. Pre-existing power structures were never the same.

Recently, however, the Internet veered away from this core value of decentralization.

Most obviously there is the continuing concentration of wealth, and thus power within a small number of enormous corporations––most especially in Facebook, Amazon, and Google/Alphabet. Their dominance has made it harder for small companies to find a foothold in the market, and in turn it has caused a downturn in truly innovative, consumer-facing ideas. These large corporations, oligarchs, often intentionally hold back features rather than undercut some other product they sell, and in many ways inter-brand compatibility has never been worse.

Historically, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) haven’t engaged heavily in this sort of behavior because they have been restrained by various telecommunication laws and, eventually, by Net Neutrality legislation. Now, concerted efforts by these ISPs have resulted in the near-total destruction of the Net Neutrality regime — which means that, if anything, this trend away from the decentralized Internet is set to accelerate greatly in the near future.

The only solution is to introduce another decentralizing technology, something that so fundamentally changes the relationship between the user and their data that it can restart the Internet’s initial attempt to disrupt the status quo.

Subutai is that solution. The Internet was initially supposed to be decentralized based on the fact that its servers were located all over the world, but those servers soon collected into a finite list of corporate-owned master cloud computing locations. Subutai, on the other hand, uses blockchain technology to decentralize computing resources. In essence, they break apart the traditionally centralized master cloud, and separate it into small clouds created and controlled by each user.

Subutai allows you to share unused resources on the computers you already own, but the implications stretch far beyond bang-for-your-computing-buck. When you own your own cloud, when you are your own cloud service provider, there are no limits to what you can do––no artificial control that arises more from the convenience of unaccountable corporations, than the interests of real users.

However, just letting people share and re-use their own computing power has a limited ability to democratize and decentralize cloud computing in general, since many cloud computing tasks require far more speed than one person’s devices can provide, even when combined.

It’s one of the reasons why Subutai developed the Bazaar — a blockchain-driven marketplace that takes the concept of computational bartering to its logical conclusion and acts as “the Airbnb of Cloud and IoT Computing Resources”. Subutai’s internal coupon token, called GoodWill, allows users to pay for temporary use of idle computer resources on servers around the world. It also means users can rent out their idle resources when they are not in use, using their downtime to subsidize those times when they need to purchase a little extra juice.

It’s where the Subutai Blockchain Router v2.0 also steps in to decentralize the cloud. It acts as a dedicated cryptocurrency wallet and mining device, drawing just 18 watts of power. The Subutai Blockchain Router mines cryptocurrency more efficiently than all other solutions currently available.

Acting as a holistic solution, Subutai lowers the barrier to truly powerful cloud computing, and opens the world of business to a wider swathe of people than ever before. Subutai is decentralizing one of the most powerful business communication tools available today, cloud computing, and while there is no telling exactly how users will choose to put that tool to work, the possibilities are virtually endless.

Just like the creation of the internet itself, Subutai offers a chance for people everywhere, our Horde, to show what they can do when they’re given the chance to decentralize and wrest away power from corporate oligarchs.

Join our Horde and discover new ways to manage cloud computing and crypto-mining.

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