The last few years have seen a burgeoning of p2p designs, but also a worrisome push back and skeptical resistance against much of this research (and development). We propose a new research direction that seeks to find common ground between the purely centralized architecture and the p2p systems. We propose a new class of systems called "P2P-izers", which incentivize existing centralized infrastructures to utilize p2p solutions. A P2P-izer ensures that p2p technologies compliment existing centralized solutions. Finally, we show the feasibility of this direction by experimentally quantifying the advantages of a simple proof of concept P2P-izer solution for website hosting.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Information Systems
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computer Networks and Communications