For many years I’ve wanted to use Sia but have been unable due to technical constraints.
Here are my use-cases:
- I need a public dropbox/pastebin for file sharing (siasky addressed this!)
- I use software that needs to put data on an S3-compatible CDN. I’m currently using Cloudflare and a blob storage provider, but I’d rather be using Sia.
- I’d like to back-up family machines using Sia. Clearly this is out-of-scope for Sia, but could be done using Sia as an S3 provider. See the pattern here?
I understand the Foundation is undergoing growth/restructuring. I’m anxiously awaiting the Utreexo and file chunking/compression improvements.
In the past, Sia paid a bounty to a developer to create Minio (S3) integration. This has since been abandoned and deprecated.
To succeed, Sia needs adoption. To be adopted, it must not be painful. I’ve wanted to use Sia for years, but couldn’t and still can’t because it’s too painful (and I’m a power-user!).
After the foundation has stabilized, I urge that you implement S3 compatibility as a first-class citizen in Sia. Like it or not, most apps with a cloud storage need have support for S3 providers.
There are a number of companies with Reddit accounts who post here that provide this (S3 provider) using Sia as a backbone. This should be a big hint to the Foundation as to the demand for this feature.
tl;dr: implement Sia as an S3 provider, let me add it (siad/sias3) to my docker-compose.yml and move on with my day.
Thank you for coming to my TED talk. Long live Sia, the decentralized internet, and not losing all of my data to an earthquake or flood.
Link to my original post on Reddit: https://old.reddit.com/r/siacoin/comments/mj9gus/my_proposal_to_the_foundation_add_firstclass_s3/