What would the speed difference be between ipfs and centralized storage

Hey,so I’m new to learning about blockchains and decentralization, and I’ve read in articles that decentralized storage solutions would give greater transfer speed as the data is retrieved from the closest node rather than a distant server. So I was wondering if anyone can elaborate on it, like give some approximate percentage or speed of how much better it would be and what would happen in case of multiple requests to the same host.

IPFS does not use blockchains for any of it’s operations.

I don’t think anybody can give you percentages to your example, since this highly depends on the circumstances like: available bandwidth between the peers, other network operations of the peers, concurrent write and read requests and CPU load on the nodes.