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Wuala

Wuala was a secure community-based peer-to-peer file storage, file synchronization, versioning and backup service originally developed and run by Caleido Inc. before being acquired by LaCie. Wuala announced that it was discontinuing its service and that all stored data would be deleted on 15 November 2015.

architecture

Architecture

File-based solutions provide humans with a way to store and collaborate around files organized through a hierarchy of folders. Read more.

File
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interface

Interface

File synchronization solutions clone all the files from a master copy onto one's local device, hence consuming some of the device's local storage capacity. Read more.

File Synchronization
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model

Model

Decentralized systems distribute both the data and metadata so as to remove any potential single point of failure or bottleneck. Read more.

Decentralized
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environment

Environment

Worldwide environments can be worrying for businesses that need to control where and how their files are stored. Read more.

Worldwide
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redundancy

Redundancy

Erasure codes consume less storage capacity than replication. However, writes are slower while retrieval latency is increased. Read more.

Erasure Codes
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fault_tolerance

Fault Tolerance

The ability to maintain a storage system operational depends on algorithms that need to adapt depending on the nature of the environment. Read more.

Byzantine
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security

Security

Communications are not encrypted (in transit) and pieces of data are stored in plain text i.e not encrypted on disk (at-rest). Read more.

In-Transit & At-Rest
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scalability

Scalability

Homogeneous systems can scale up and out but are limited to resources that are under the control of the infrastructure's administrator: local disk, NAS etc. Read more.

Homogeneous
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interoperability

Interoperability

The ways a user or program can interact with a storage system; either through specific desktop/mobile applications or standard protocols. Read more.

Applications (Windows, MacOS X, Linux, iOS, Android)
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