More gateways, I see…
The multi-tenant gateway is deployed in multiple locations around the world which have peering relationships with the large centralized cloud providers, making data migration and hybrid operations much faster and much less expensive. Storj will continue to support locally hosted gateways as a first-class option for those customers who prefer to host their own gateways.
I feel like the gateway is the way most of these ‘decentralized’ projects are moving. First they setup a network which has decentralized properties, then they create centralised gateways off the back of them. They seek to control the gateway, to generate income, just like Google, Facebook, etc, before them. They want to be the new middlemen, between users and their data.
I’m not saying this is unethical or bad business. It is a tried and tested model. However, decentralised it is not. These gateways will seek to monopolise traffic, through sweetners like subsidies, will market themselves as the primary gateway (even taking the project name in storj case) and will work towards centralisation for profit.