All Cloud – Some Cloud – No Cloud

Works on any desktop, any tablet, any phone.

Self-hosted applications provide a safe and private solution to storing business information and documentation. The application stacks can be deployed on-premises or in on an IaaS provider such as Digital Oceans, Microsoft Azure and AWS as examples.

Applications housed on site will require a business class internet connection with a minimum of 2 available static IP addresses. Bandwidth will be dependent on use case. Cases where video and large files are shared, faster or multiple connections will be required.  IaaS hosted applications will require hosted machines and may be billed on a monthly basis. A domain name will also be required for services accessed outside of the organizations network.

Most software licensing is based on per system, not per user allowing a business to manage technology costs based on needs, not number of users.

Highly available systems begin with two nodes deployed on-premises. Each node is identical and is sized based on business use requirements. A 3rd node or NAS can been added for integrated backups. Dynamic systems will begin at 3 nodes and have a limit of 64 hosts per cluster. There are no limits to the number of clusters the system can manage. On-premises clusters can have an anticipated life expectancy of 3 to 5 years. Hypervisors and system management software support has a life cycle of 1, 3, 5 or 10 years depending on the components and subscriptions where applicable. As an example, the hypervisor has a support cycle of 5 years. The length of support aligns with the anticipated hardware life cycle allowing the system to be deployed and maintained as-is you several years reducing the total cost of ownership. The long life cycle doesn’t limit the adoption of new technologies. During the life of the cluster, new operating systems and application stacks can continue to be deployed. There is also no lock-in. There are hypervisor updates every 6 months. The clusters can be updated every release until the CPU is no longer supported. The rolling upgrades allow organizations to deploy the latest features on day one of the release. Colocation of the cluster is also an option. The colocation option utilizes a data center’s connectivity, power and cooling while the data and hardware stay under the business’ control. Equipment housed in a colocation facility is not shared with any other colocation customers.

Feature rich environment

• Email
• Contacts
• Calendar
File Sharing and Sync
• Sync to Desktop
• Upload from mobile
• Share across providers
◦ Windows File Server
◦ Amazon S3
◦ SharePoint
◦ Dropbox
◦ Google G-Drive
• Share with external contacts
◦ Password protected links
◦ Allow upload from clients/customers
• Webinars and presentations
• Private, group and public options
• Mobile clients & browser support
• end-to-end encrypted
• Password management vault
• Ransomware protection and recovery
• antivirus
• 2FA provider
Microsoft Interoperability
• Active Directory compatible
• Windows Desktops
• Office Suite compatible
And more
• Kanban project management
• Mind Map visualization
• real-time document collaboration
• News reader
• Media player and Internet radio
• Digital Imaging for Medicine (DICOM)

Check out the git repos and the books to see how its all put together.