This week, TechCrunch Disrupt is showcasing new start-ups and emerging technologies that are bound to make a few of your face pores foam. Out of all of them though, none are making the impact that Bitcasa could. Infinite storage. However, there are two aspects to their technology even more interesting than mass amounts of storage and that’s how they’re dealing with the skeptical sentiments of duplication and cloud storage security. Here’s how they’re set to sweep us into the sky.

Bitcasa: Infinite Storage

How do you deal with file duplication and offline security? It’s simple for Bitcasa. First, they take on excess amounts of data with de-duplication algorithms, keeping actual storage costs WAY down. For security, they’re taking a fresh approach, different from how all the other storage and backup services currently do it.

[Bitcasa] doesn’t move files around. It doesn’t sync files. It deals in bits and bytes, the 1′s and 0′s of digital data. When you save a file, Bitcasa writes those 1′s and 0′s to its server-side infrastructure in the cloud. It doesn’t know anything about the file itself, really. It doesn’t see the file’s title or know its contents. It doesn’t know who wrote the file. And because the data is encrypted on the client side, Bitcasa doesn’t even know what it’s storing.TechCrunch

That folks, that right there, is downright amazing. Here’s the question though. With storage and access out of the equation, and bandwidth limits likely to change soon, does this affect the process of design and engineering?

Here’s more detail, chock full of sweet 3D visuals, on how it all works…

Via TechCrunch


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