Former Docker CEO Ben Golub joins Storj as Executive Chairman and halt CEO

Last May, Docker CEO Ben Golub stepped down after 4 years during a helm of a containerization pioneer. We didn’t hear all that most from him since, yet today, a distributed intent storage use Storj Labs announced that Golub will join a group as halt CEO and Executive Chairman.

There is apparently no default of intent storage services, yet Storj Labs is holding a rather opposite approach. The association has been around given 2014 and always emphasized confidence and decentralized storage as a categorical differentiators. In addition, though, Storj also done an early gamble on blockchain record and final year, Storj went all in on Ethereum with a $30 million ICO and migration to that projects technology.

The simple thought behind Storj is that anybody can make tough expostulate space accessible to Storj in return  for Storj’s tokens. Currently, a use boasts 70,000 business who store their information opposite 150,000 nodes that are run by tens of thousands of what a association calls “farmers” (as against to “miners”). In total, these nodes now store over 60 petabytes of data. It’s also value observant that a series of third-party services, including a renouned FileZilla FTP customer now support it and that Storj assimilated Microsoft Azure’s blockchain-as-a-service ecosystem in 2016 to assistance move this record to some-more enterprises.

“It’s transparent to many that we are on a fork of a vital new change in computing, driven by a entirely decentralized internet and by new, decentralized models of trust and security, powered by blockchains and distributed ledgers,” Golub writes in a blog post today. “When we initial talked with Storj, we was intrigued by a team, and by a fact that they had already built a strong height and ardent village to yield a storage covering for this new, decentralized internet, as good as developers that wanted to use this new layer.”

Golub also likens a state of Storj to a early days of Docker. Wheras Docker talked about building an infrastucture covering for a internet, Storj wants to build a storage layer. That’s really an desirous goal and it stays to be seen if this judgment will take off. For now, though, Golub wants to concentration on building a tolerable business for Storj.

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