Filecoin Web Services (FWS) Launches Open-Source Alternative to Cloud Giants

The engineering team at Filecoin ecosystem has achieved a significant milestone with the launch of Filecoin Web Services (FWS), an open-source alternative to major cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure. FWS is built on top of the Filecoin Network, which is the world’s largest decentralized storage network.

FWS offers a set of computing and storage technologies, including Estuary and the Delta Technology Stack, designed to provide developers with scalable, flexible, and secure components for building decentralized applications.

Estuary includes several components, such as the Estuary Node and Dashboard, developer tools, and APIs, while the Delta Technology Stack comprises open-source tools for creating and managing Filecoin storage network deals. These features allow FWS to offer a practical cloud alternative for developers worldwide.

Delta simplifies the process of preparing and managing storage deals on the Filecoin Network by enabling users to specify the terms of the storage deal, such as the amount of storage space needed, the price, and the conditions for the exchange.

Additionally, Delta Dataset Manager helps to manage deal replication tracking for onboarding datasets to the Filecoin Network via import storage deals. Edge-UR is a dedicated node that facilitates the process of uploading and retrieving data on Estuary while maintaining security and control over user content.

Ptolemy is another component of FWS that functions as an orchestration engine to process large datasets, enabling packaging of an entire filesystem structure in CAR files for deal making purposes. Additionally, Filecoin Web Infrastructure (FWI) represents a blueprint for low-cost, reliable compute and storage for deal-making engines and other Filecoin technologies and services, as well as an open set of automation tools and infrastructure-as-code.

The launch of FWS represents a significant step towards decentralization and pushes the Filecoin Network forward. It offers a practical cloud alternative for developers worldwide, leveraging the transparent and open-source incentivization layers decentralized networks can provide, while providing cloud-level developer experience.

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