What are one of the major costs for reasonable sized business networks and risks? Storage and backup with the risk of downtime doing restores or even permanent loss of data.
The idea is to
- Expect that the commercial license would have removed any reward structure since whole network belongs to a business
- the commercial license prevents the connection to any other SAFE networks. In other words it only talks to itself.
- spread out the core data store across the business machines, maybe tailor a SAFE system that can have favoured machines for storage so that only machines on the core network can have vaults. Vaults can be predefined as persistent since no rewards for farming would exist.
- The business can then keep some performance critical databases on dedicated servers if needed but all other data can be spread across the other machines.
- If remote offices lose connection to main office then the majority of the business data will still be accessible without any requirement for specialised file systems. safe would replace any distributed file system requirements since it is one.
- The data is always stored encrypted. Am “evil” employee cannot gain access to some “server” and download files s/he would not normally have access to.
Is there a potential market in selling SAFE to businesses?
- The licensing profits could go towards developers of SAFE to reward them for their efforts and for the running of the non-profit organisation. And for support to the business. (add Support Maintenance fees)
- The business has greater security of their core data.
Am I being silly here and missed something, or could this be a future possibility to support further development and aid in expanding the exposure of SAFE.