Akash is now the first decentralized cloud to run a full web app successfully in the TestNet

Last week, I deployed my blog to Akash TestNet, making Akash the first decentralized cloud to run a full ruby-based web app! Today, I'm happy to report that Akash successfully passed the first barrier by exceeding the 100-hour keepalive threshold. Even though our roadmap says our TestNet will be made available in September, I'm confident our … Continue reading Akash is now the first decentralized cloud to run a full web app successfully in the TestNet

Akash vs The Grid

At Akash, we do quite a bit of thinking, writing, and presenting on decentralized infrastructure. It’s our business after all - Akash is a decentralized marketplace and deployment platform for cloud compute.  Using The Akash Network, companies make slack server capacity in their colo and on-prem datacenters available for containerized deployment. As a result, Akash-connected … Continue reading Akash vs The Grid

Introducing Akash

This week we introduced The Akash Network to the world with a press release and the open sourcing of our software. You can learn about Akash to your heart’s content by visiting our site or reading our light paper (a friendly version of the traditionally-impenetrable crypto whitepaper), so I’ll dispense with a long description of … Continue reading Introducing Akash

Decentralized Infrastructure is a Moral Imperative

As businesses across the globe adopt cloud-based infrastructure strategies, three providers (Amazon’s AWS, Google’s GCP, and Microsoft’s Azure) have solidified their positions as dominant players in the $247 billion-dollar cloud infrastructure market. Their success is well-deserved - these companies have effectively created the cloud we know today. Unfortunately, this success has also enabled them to … Continue reading Decentralized Infrastructure is a Moral Imperative