IPFS is a protocol which allows data to be distributed for storing and accessing files, websites, applications, and data In contrast to traditional location-addressed schemes, where accessing a photo requires you to specify the image’s exact location (e.g. https://my-server.com/koala.jpg), IPFS allows users to provide a global network with a Content Identifier (CID) and receive a list of anonymous peers that the an image can be retrieved from. The user may then re-provide the image to the network, increasing the amount of available concurrency for future downloads. This also allows the content to be verifiable, since we can recalculate the downloaded content’s CID to confirm it matches what we asked for.

Project Engagement

RPM: https://github.com/redhat-et/ipfs-rpm

Kubernetes Operator: https://github.com/redhat-et/ipfs-operator

Project Contact

Oleg Silkin

Associate Software Engineer, Emerging Technologies