What differentiates DADI from X?
We’re often asked about the differentiation points between DADI and various other companies offering decentralised platforms.
First, it’s important to make a distinction between DADI and any decentralised storage propositions, like Filecoin or Storj. Whilst DADI Store also allows any type of file to be stored in a distributed manner across nodes in a network, it’s just one service within a larger web services suite. The platforms mentioned above are analogous to Dropbox, whereas DADI is more comparable to Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure, in that it provides a platform on which to host websites and applications.
Other platforms use the distributed network for more than storage, leveraging the computational power and bandwidth of the nodes to perform various tasks — this is the principle behind fog computing. Projects like Golem and SONM operate in this space, and whilst they mention website hosting as one of the possible use cases, their platform is essentially a distributed super computer cluster that can be rented to perform any type of task.
DADI is completely different, in that it provides not only the network for the websites to run on, but also the software that powers them. For the past 4 years, we’ve been building a suite of discrete web services that allow developers to build performant, flexible and scalable websites and applications and get them to production at incredible speeds. The modularity offered by our microservices stack lends itself perfectly to a decentralised setup
In plain terms: whilst other companies are building generic decentralised networks in the same way that computer vendors create generic hardware, we create a decentralised network and a suite of microservices that work in symbiosis, in the same way that Apple is able to produce both their hardware and software together.