peer to peer networking (p2p networks)
In contrast to server-client networks, we have peer to peer networks, where node identities are homogeneous, although they can have different roles.
What are the tradeoffs?
- Data probably has to be decentralized If it is stored in one source, that source will be a bottleneck. This is not as straightforward as just storing in server.
What are the advantages?
- Cost is divided among peers
- For server-client the costs are usually borne by the server provider.