Filebase provides access to decentralized storage through its unique edge platform. These storage networks impose fees upon their users when retrieving data. As a result, Filebase must charge customers for outbound bandwidth when downloads are performed.
However, it is our goal at Filebase to help minimize these charges. As a result, we deploy an aggressive caching layer at our edge nodes. If a recently or frequently accessed object is downloaded from our service, there is a high probability that this object would be cached in our edge layer. This caching layer serves a few benefits. If an object is cached, the following will be true:
The Filebase customer is not charged for egress (bandwidth)
The download performance is significantly increased
If frequently accessed, the object will remain active in the cache for 7 days
If an edge node is busy, it is possible for objects that have gone dormant to be evicted