James Bachini

Web3 vs Cloud Computing

Web3 vs Cloud Computing

Have you ever wondered if decentralised data storage can truly rival the convenience and efficiency of traditional cloud services like AWS?

Web3 devs today face several significant challenges. On-chain data is currently slow, expensive, and often comes with a poor user experience. However, with the rapid advancements in technology, the future could look very different.

There is however great appeal in the potential of deploying immutable code on decentralised networks. This is a game changer for web developers who are looking for more secure and permanent solutions for their backend infrastructure.

Ethereum is building what many refer to as a world computer. This decentralised platform promises to offer a new way of managing data and applications. However, the current state of on-chain data presents several hurdles. Speed and cost are major issues, but these are temporary setbacks in the grand scheme of technological evolution.

The end goal for Web3 is likely to resemble the structure of AWS or Google cloud, but with decentralised architecture. Imagine an enshrined network of Layer 2 rollups that handle most of the heavy lifting in the background. This setup promises to offer the same, if not better, efficiency and reliability as traditional cloud computing services.

For web developers, the opportunity to use decentralised data storage is compelling. It offers an added layer of security and permanence that traditional cloud services cannot match. By deploying immutable code on these networks, web devs can ensure their applications remain accessible, censorship resistant and immutable.

Transitioning from cloud computing to Web3 is not without its challenges and isn’t going to be right for every application. In my opinion the technology is disruptive as the potential benefits far outweigh the initial hurdles. The shift requires a change in mindset, moving from reliance on centralised entities to embracing the decentralised ethos of Web3.

A detailed illustration comparing Web3 and Cloud Computing. On one side, depict traditional cloud computing with servers, data centres, and AWS logos, showing centralised control and storage. On the other side, depict Web3 with blockchain, decentralised nodes, Ethereum logos, and a world computer. In the middle, show a transition or merging of the two technologies, highlighting the journey from centralised to decentralised systems.

Embracing Web3 is not just about adopting new technology; it is about preparing for the future of computing. As decentralised networks continue to evolve, they promise to offer more efficient, secure and permanent solutions for data storage and code execution.

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James Bachini

Disclaimer: Not a financial advisor, not financial advice. The content I create is to document my journey and for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not under any circumstances investment advice. I am not an investment or trading professional and am learning myself while still making plenty of mistakes along the way. Any code published is experimental and not production ready to be used for financial transactions. Do your own research and do not play with funds you do not want to lose.



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