The Cumulus Encrypted Storage System (CESS), a Web3-based solution focused on large-scale decentralized cloud data storage services, announced the official launch of its Testnet v0.6.0 this week. CEES is a Decentralized Cloud Network, which features Decentralized Object Storage Service (DeOSS) – a decentralized object-based mass storage service that provides low-cost, secure and scalable distributed data storage services for Web3.
CESS, backed by key partners including Intel, AWS Partner Network, Hamster, Web3 Foundation, Rust, Golang, and Bootcamp, among others, intends to run the Testnet v0.6.0 for a period of approximately four weeks to collect enough data from the community. After the testnet period, the CESS team plans to collect crucial data on essential optimizations and feature updates. Moreover, the CESS team undertook a successful Testnet v0.5.3, which helped secure about 6,376 decentralized storage nodes for the ecosystem, run by miners.
Major Upgrades Scheduled for Testnet v0.6.0 by the CESS Team
Having been vested a lot of faith by the community and investors, the CESS team embarked on a profound program to secure the future of decentralized storage systems. Secure and decentralized data storage is the first step for a successful enterprise irrespective of the geomarket. Blockchain technology has proved to be a huge resource to global enterprises seeking to scale and connect financially with customers. Among the current blockchain-based distributed storage projects, only CESS is the first to realize large-scale commercial storage.
The top list of major upgrades expected to happen through the Testnet v0.6.0 include the launch of the TEE Worker based on SGX to provide users with comprehensive and verifiable data security guarantees. The list also includes the addition of a file recovery mechanism to automatically repair damaged data through elastic repairs.
Another key planned upgrade is the PoDR² storage proof mechanism that will feature new aggregated proof capabilities to significantly reduce the amount of data required for verification.
The CESS team will also touch on the R²S consensus mechanism that will undergo a complete upgrade to allow node operators to accumulate stake and become validators through nomination.
CESS Optimizations Via Testnet v0.6.0
To begin, the CESS team will upgrade the substrate framework in phases to ensure a successful migration to the Polkadot-v0.936. Additionally, the CESS team has planned to undertake a comprehensive optimization of the file uploading process during the four weeks to ensure enhanced stability and improved on-chain execution efficiency.
Notably, the team intends to adjust the storage node incentive mechanism to enhance the flexibility of node operations. During the testnet period, the CESS team intends to rebuild the code modules for blockchain nodes and storage nodes.
The CESS ecosystem encourages underutilized storage resources to join its unrestricted scalable network via the token economy incentive method. Each node joins the CESS peer-to-peer network by contributing data storage resources, computational resources, or network bandwidth.
The CESS storage miners are incentivized to contribute their unused storage and bandwidth to the network. As a result, CESS decentralized data clients pay to store and retrieve shared data.
To guarantee the integrity of the ecosystem, all user transactions are recorded and secured by the CESS blockchain, which uses the storage proof schemes consensus mechanism. During the Testnet v0.6.0, storage miners are expected to share 6,000 points, which is equivalent to 600,000 CESS tokens. Notably, each storage miner will be rewarded based on the percentage of the miner’s contributed power in the network’s total storage power, with a minimum qualification of 1G.
The CESS team intends to disclose the rewards after the end of the Testnet v0.6.0 with crucial information posted on the social media platforms. Notably, the rewards are expected to be distributed at a ratio of 1:100, whereby 1 point will be equivalent to 100 CESS tokens.