Working together to build a home-based data storage system for your whole family
The [S]afer box is connected to your home network. It provides a large capacity centralized storage and services to the whole family. With its advanced multimedia capabilities, it can be directly connected to your TV and serve as home cinema server.Learn More
First and above all, [S]afer is a storage system. The home network-attached part of the system provides all you can expect from this kind of device in terms of performance, capacity, connectivity, and interfaces. What makes the difference, is what it does in addition for the price, that can only be found on the most advanced professional solutions, such as automatic file compression and deduplication, or versioning.Learn More
Concentrating large amounts of data in a single device makes no sense without a serious backup plan in case the device fails. This is the last but most strategic part of the [S]afer Storage solution.Learn More
Because the hardware is part of a bullet-proof backup system, we can simply rely on reasonably priced, standard components. Even if a component breaks, your backup is safe.
Our service is at least 10 times cheaper than any existing cloud service that offers a large capacity backup service.
Plug & play, zero administration required, operate through a simple web page or even with a TV remote.
The saved data are compressed and backed up automatically. When it's compressed you can gain up to 40% additional storage for free, with no loss of performance.
Your data are encrypted and sharded at the source and redundant shards are created before they are sent to many different peers. The failure of any of these peers (even multiple of them) is not sufficient for your data to be lost.
The backups are based on a powerful snapshot mechanism that periodically captures new layers of incremental data. Each data layer can be used to access a view of your files at a given date or time (a-la TimeMachine).
You can set your own ressource usage limits. We know how important it is for the family members or co-workers to be able to count on the full network capacity when needed.
Recover the space wasted by multiple copies of the same file. Even if they have been saved under different names, we will find them.
Our system makes it impossible for anyone to steal your data.
OceanStore paved the way of DHT-based large-scale P2P architectures for data storage.Learn MoreJan 03, 1999
A research project sponsored by the French ANR that was a great source of inspiration for the design of [S]afer, even though it lead to totally different solution in the end.Learn MoreJan 01, 2007
Wuala was one of the first peer-to-peer based storage solution to enter in commercial production. However it rapidly and increasingly relied on cloud servers, until a point where it merely relied on peers.Learn MoreJan 01, 2008
A peer-to-peer based distributed storage system that implements a crypto-currency as a means for exchanging resources and services between peers.Learn MoreJan 01, 2014
The need for residential storage is growing but still no fully satisfactory solution availasble on the market. Let's do it!Learn MoreJan 01, 2016
The research has made good progress, it's time to think about transfering to a startup company.Learn MoreJan 01, 2018
Let's start it up!Learn MoreJan 01, 2019
Hopefully, we'll be ready to release our first beta version.Learn MoreJan 01, 2020
Tada!! (hopefully)Learn MoreJan 01, 2021
Technical lead, co-Founder
Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, Laboratoire I3S, UMR CNRS 7172
Business lead, co-Founder
Formerly co-head of Einden (Software company), Chairman of the Poitiers-Chatellerault CJD (Young Leaders Network)