‘Where is the Server?’

Picture of a set of servers.

This is the first post of our new series answering some of your most frequently asked questions. We’ll start with the most common query.

Where is the server?

This is easy to answer: there isn’t one.

Other systems that make use of the spare capacity you have on your servers or workstation machines either require that you have a constant connection to the cloud, or that your machines are connected to a dedicated centralized server.

In AetherStore the software that runs on each of your workstation machines manages and co-ordinates access and backup to data. These machines co-ordinate among each other, so there is no need for a central server.

AetherStore's Serverless Architecture vs Server-Centric Architecture