How Edge Computing Solves 3 Enterprise Infrastructure Challenges, Daniel Saito, StrongNode.io 

//How Edge Computing Solves 3 Enterprise Infrastructure Challenges, Daniel Saito, StrongNode.io 

How Edge Computing Solves 3 Enterprise Infrastructure Challenges, Daniel Saito, StrongNode.io 

Daniel Saito

Infrastructure-as-a-Service tech company and innovation lab StrongNode.io Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder Daniel Saito shares how StrongNode leverages edge computing and blockchain technology in building its infrastructure and powering the node economy. Daniel Saito is best known for his work on SEGA.NET and MySQL and his time at NTT DoCoMo R&D where he designed the framework for Security Enclave (TPM) in 4G devices. He also shares what is in store for the next phase of growth for the StrongNode network and details on the development and launch of the MVP.

Catch up on the latest updates on StrongNode with CEO Daniel Saito

For anybody who might not be familiar with what you are doing, what exactly is StrongNode about?

As an Infrastructure-as-a-Service technology company and innovation lab, StrongNode will harness the power of latent and idle compute resources from everyday common digital devices to build a global edge network that leverages new blockchain technologies. We address latency, speed, and safety issues in data management with these two technologies by growing the architecture through Network Effect and the access and monetization of idle resources.

When we say resources, I am referring to CPU/GPU cycles, storage, and network bandwidth resources. There is a good chance you have spare compute resources as the average consumer has around 2.5 digital devices. Our approach has a sustainability aspect as well where we understand that there is a significant digital footprint at the mass consumer level that can be retooled and refocused to help process data on the edge network.

One of the network challenges faced by enterprises is the processing of enormous amounts of data. How will StrongNode handle high data volume and high latency?

Because of the global pandemic, data processing at centralized data centers has shifted to be more edge-centric. People were forced to give up their commutes and work from home as a result of the epidemic. Edge computing enables faster analysis of data than cloud computing, which may be performed remotely and securely using an edge computer rather than a cloud computer in a remote server cluster. The processing of data close to the source of information can be more efficient due to lower latency and bandwidth requirements.

Here at StrongNode, we wanted to build a global edge network through the access and monetization of latent resources. With the help of edge computing, we will tap into the idle compute resources and harness them to process simple household needs and some of the world’s challenging compute problems such as offering cost-effective compute resources for genome sequencing analysis for COVID.

What is StrongNode’s solution to reduce data processing cost and secure data privacy?

Under StrongNode, we will incentivize our node seeders or edge seeders with $SNE tokens when they provide the underutilized compute resources of their digital devices like CPU/GPU, bandwidth, and storage. Through edge computing and blockchain technology, we will harness these languished compute resources to provide a low-cost solution in processing the high volume compute-intensive jobs of enterprises.

In dealing with data security and privacy from a platform perspective and at any given point in time, I can only identify a user on my SNE network via a wallet address. But we require all users to undergo KYC to use the system as you would log in to your personal computer or mobile phone with an identity and password. This action will give you a StrongNode NFT via our StrongNode ID which will act as your passport to enter the domain network. So in summary, it is encrypted by design and operates in a sandbox environment so it doesn’t have access to your files.

With past issues on data breaches and leaks from major companies, what are your solutions in keeping data safe and securing the privacy of your users?

Data privacy is key for me as well. In dealing with data security and privacy from a platform perspective and at any given point in time, I can only identify a user on my SNE network via a wallet address. But we require all users to undergo KYC to use the system as you would log in to your personal computer or mobile phone with an identity and password. This action will give you a StrongNode NFT via our StrongNode ID which will act as your passport to enter the domain network. So in summary, it is encrypted by design and operates in a sandbox environment so it doesn’t have access to your files.

At StrongNode, we don’t believe in a business model of selling your personal data although we will open it up to third-party developers to develop innovative solutions (we are in talks with a Y-combinator cohort for this). So in summary, it is encrypted by design and operates in a sandbox environment so it doesn’t have access to your files.

How can StrongNode ensure quick market adoption once its edge technology rolls out? 

We are an enterprise business first before we are a crypto company. We have a long-standing relationship with enterprises around the world and some were personal clients of mine post-MySQL and MariaDB. Establishing connections with enterprises and entrepreneurs is important to scale out our platform and to achieve the Network Effect.

As we build out our StrongNode Edge network, we will be working with enterprises such as those in the healthcare industry (COVID testing analysis) and those in video transcoding (for semi-supervised video encoding). We will also work with other enterprises like Intel and other manufacturers to optimize our software to run on their devices to ensure quick mass adoption of our technology in the future.

There are mentions about the VPN Edge Nodes on the StrongNode suite. What is going on about the StrongNode product development?

We just actually released our latest edition of the Developer Diaries for anybody who wants to know the updates on everything that we have going on at StrongNode. You may check it out on Medium.com/StrongNode and as a podcast on Spotify.

Among our StrongNode suite of products, right now I’m most excited about the VPN Edge Nodes. VPN is a necessity in this day and age along with Wi-Fi and connectivity since almost everyone now works from home. My ethos is that we want to be able to take data privacy back into our own hands. Data privacy is a fundamental human right that should be woven into our everyday lives.

With StrongNode, we are trying to make sure that your identity and private data are secure and you can feel safe. We know that to get a VPN in this day and age requires you to have a subscription to a VPN client and solution which is costly and not everyone can afford that. With our ethos of having privacy as a human right, we want to be able to offer it for a minimal, cheap cost to educate the users that they can exercise their right to data privacy without limiting their options.

What can the users expect from StrongNode in the coming months?

By early Q2 of 2022, our $SNE token will be listed on a few CEXs and DEXs with ongoing staking and farming options for users. Q2 towards Q3 of 2022 will focus on early builds of the SNE testnet, with Proof of Concept of the StrongNode Edge product. Our MVP of the StrongNode VPN Edge Nodes and StrongNodeID will release significant updates with dVPN alpha and beta testing towards the end of Q3 2022. The development of the StrongNode NFT technology and other updates will be extended until the end of Q1 2023.

For the dVPN, we wanted to make it available to everyone and anyone in regions where we will have that as a de facto type of implementation. However, there are regions like Saudi Arabia where they don’t allow VPN connections.

Once users install the dVPN software, we can then map out our network, update the binaries accordingly, and update the features and functionality to have the next step – the actual MapReduce component which does data processing. The network isn’t online yet but we are confident in the design of its scalability, architecture, and infrastructure design.

About STRONGNODE

StrongNode.io is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service technology company and innovation lab that powers companies globally through its next generation of edge networking by uniquely harvesting a trifecta of idle compute resources and leveraging new blockchain technologies. We are delivering an on-demand, secure, and scalable node technology that will fundamentally reshape the future of how increasingly valuable compute resources are accessed and monetized. We are pioneering a new paradigm in digital connectivity.

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