Cubbit differs from traditional cloud storage services in several ways:
- Distribution: traditional cloud platforms run on data centers: giant, polluting, proprietary square miles of always-on computers. Cubbit, instead, is the first cloud platform for the general public that is built on a distributed network of devices owned by the users.
- Security: most traditional cloud platforms do not enforce the highest security standard, as their business model is based on exploiting the users’ data. Because of this, traditional cloud platforms open themselves to data breaches, leaks, and a wide variety of attacks. Cubbit instead employs state-of-the-art encryption, distribution, and a cutting-edge zero-knowledge architecture to protect the users’ data.
- Control: traditional cloud platforms run on proprietary data centers owned by giant corporations. More often than not, user data is owned by the corporation running the data center. With Cubbit, you own your data.
- Price: traditional cloud storage platforms offer a freemium data plan, i.e. a few GBs of cloud space are free, but the user has to pay to get more. With the Cubbit Cell the user gets more GBs in proportion to the physical storage they provides to the network.
Eco-friendliness: Cubbit is painstakingly designed to minimize the carbon footprint. Thanks to its distributed architecture, Cubbit saves a lot of energy compared to traditional cloud platforms, which are burdened by maintenance costs (the data center needs to be cooled down to work properly) and long data transfers, that in certain cases can be as energy-consuming as data storage itself.