The Interplanetary File System (IPFS) is a revolutionary new way of storing and accessing data on the decentralized web. It allows users to store and share files in a peer-to-peer network, rather than relying on centralized servers. However, one of the challenges with IPFS is ensuring that data remains accessible and reliable over time. That's where ISAB's IPFS Pinning Service comes in.
Our service is designed to help users easily pin their content to multiple IPFS nodes, ensuring maximum reachability and performance on the decentralized network. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the technical details of our service, including the technologies we use to make it possible.
One of the key components of our service is the storage layer. We use Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3) as our storage layer. S3 is a highly scalable, reliable, and low-cost storage service that provides the ideal foundation for our IPFS Pinning Service. It allows us to store large amounts of data, with the ability to scale up or down as needed. Additionally, S3 provides built-in security features, such as encryption at rest and data integrity checks, to ensure that your data remains safe and secure.
Another key component of our service is the key-value database. We use Cloudflare Key-Value (KV) as our key-value database. Cloudflare KV is a distributed key-value store that provides a simple and consistent API for storing and retrieving data. It allows us to store metadata about our pinned content, such as the IPFS content ID (CID) and the location of the data in S3. Additionally, Cloudflare KV is built on top of the Cloudflare Workers platform, which provides a global network of edge nodes for low-latency data retrieval.
Finally, we use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to broadcast the CIDs of our pinned content to the decentralized IPFS network. EC2 is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It allows us to run virtual machines on demand, making it easy to scale up or down as needed. We use EC2 to run IPFS nodes that broadcast the CIDs of our pinned content to the network, ensuring that they are accessible to other users.
In conclusion, ISAB's IPFS Pinning Service provides a secure and reliable solution for data preservation on the decentralized web. Our service utilizes a combination of automated scripts and manual monitoring to ensure that pinned content remains accessible and up-to-date. Our team constantly monitors the health of the IPFS network, and proactively replaces any nodes that become unavailable to ensure that your content remains accessible at all times. We leverage AWS S3 as storage layer, Cloudflare KV as Key-Value Database and AWS EC2 to broadcast CIDs to the decentralized IPFS network, which allows us to provide a robust and efficient service for our users.