Cloud by KanOkla

What is the "CLOUD" and why do you need it?

According to PC Magizine: What is the cloud? Where is the cloud? Are we in the cloud now? These are all questions you've probably heard or even asked yourself. The term "cloud computing" is everywhere.
In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer's hard drive. The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet. It goes back to the days of flowcharts and presentations that would represent the gigantic server-farm infrastructure of the Internet as nothing but a puffy, white cumulus cloud, accepting connections and doling out information as it floats.

What cloud computing is not about is your hard drive. When you store data on or run programs from the hard drive, that's called local storage and computing. Everything you need is physically close to you, which means accessing your data is fast and easy, for that one computer, or others on the local network. Working off your hard drive is how the computer industry functioned for decades; some would argue it's still superior to cloud computing, for reasons I'll explain shortly.

The cloud is also not about having a dedicated network attached storage (NAS) hardware or server in residence. Storing data on a home or office network does not count as utilizing the cloud. (However, some NAS will let you remotely access things over the Internet, and there's at least one brand from Western Digital named "My Cloud," just to keep things confusing.)

For it to be considered "cloud computing," you need to access your data or your programs over the Internet, or at the very least, have that data synced with other information over the Web. In a big business, you may know all there is to know about what's on the other side of the connection; as an individual user, you may never have any idea what kind of massive data processing is happening on the other end. The end result is the same: with an online connection, cloud computing can be done anywhere, anytime.

Hosted Virtual Computers or Servers

Pricing starts at just $99.99/server

Unlike Amazon, that charges a confusing per CPU cycle, per RAM, per storage, etc, we charge a flat fee (with up to limits). This allows us to host LAN servers or workstations for any business. Currently, we are hosting domain controllers for South Haven schools, Medford schools, and KanOkla Telephone as well as several others.
Remember, you don't have to be on our network to connect to it. This service is available to a wide range of businesses, schools, and government entities both in and outside our area.
Services included are:
- Cloud Firewall – virtual firewall, no hardware needed at location, no overhead expense
o Updated regularly, backed up to offsite location
o No expertise needed at location
- Cloud Server – virtual server, no hardware needed at location, no overhead expense
o Updated regularly, backed up to offsite location
o No expertise needed at location
- Camera Systems – IP based, access footage with an app
o Static IP address needed at location
o DVR Onsite
- Point to Point Internet (think smart farms) – can also be used for camera installation
o Link up cameras that are in sheds/barns to the internet
o Connect sheds/barns to the Internet,
o No need to trench cable
- Network equipment installation & setup – charge a quoted fee to do this
o Customers can purchase a service contract from us and then any labor would be covered by the service contract
- Safeguard Enterprise – server or router, priced per device
o Advanced Server/Router Maintenance
- Network Management – this will cover all the following: (monthly fee)
o Work stations
o Printers
o Tablets
o Switches
o Access Points

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For more details, give us a call at 866.526.6552 or contact us online HERE.
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