TEKTELIC cloud servers provide high-capacity storage, access to files, and facilitate the sharing of data resources on the network. Files are stored on the network server, giving multiple computers access to the same file at the same time. The use of our cloud servers can become a great solution for your business as our servers support applications, databases, resource planning, schedule programs, and photo/video storage.
How Do Cloud Servers Operate?
Cloud servers are a critical element of the LoRaWAN® architecture. Servers manage the gateway connections, and configuration, and enable secured data storage in the cloud. Cloud storage is a type of virtual hard drive that stores user data from a range of different IoT devices of a sensor, solution, and gateway group. Users send data to the server via the Internet and retrieve the data through a web-based interface. Users can search, change status, manipulate the data and even delete it, all without having to worry about losing it from a cloud. Unlike traditional hard disks, cloud storage has multiple copies of data stored on multiple servers to ensure customer recovery. Furthermore, cloud storage is extremely inexpensive and makes it easy to store multiple copies of data collected from TEKTELIC gateways, sensors, and IoT solutions.
Servers communicate with the gateways using different commands and protocols, then validate the authenticity of end devices and deduplicate uplinks. The other part of the process involves encrypting the data received from the sensors or gateways and sending it to end devices. Servers are reliable for the most important processes in the LoRaWAN® network ecosystem, that is why it is really important to choose them wisely.
Why Choose Carrier-Grade Servers?
There are a lot of servers on the market but it is crucially important to choose carrier-grade ones. Carrier-grade LoRaWAN® servers are built to withstand the toughest environments, such as those found in telecommunications networks. These systems are designed to be fault-tolerant, highly scalable, and offer fast redundancy to create an IoT ecosystem perfect for both standard and custom applications. Carrier-grade servers of the latest version are incredibly reliable and affordable. They provide a host of benefits for network operators, including long product life cycles, increased compatibility and scalability, and enhanced security to your sensors, IoT gateways, and solutions. These servers are the backbone of telecom networks and are an essential component of a data center’s overall connected infrastructure.
For example, unlike standard servers, each network server from TEKTELIC complies with stringent reliability standards set by the Internet and telecommunications industry. Each network server we design withstands harsh conditions and high workloads, including vibration, noise, and electromagnetic fields. They also come in a variety of configuration factors, including both Wi-Fi and ethernet backhaul port capabilities. Whether a network server with an ethernet connection or Wi-Fi is relevant for you, you can rest assured that our servers installed will meet your needs.
What are the Basic Features of Cloud Servers?
Among the most fundamental features of cloud servers are scalability, resilience, and security. The scalability of cloud servers offers numerous advantages for merchants. By adjusting server space based on demand, a merchant can increase the amount of space in a server when needed and add a new device or register a new application. Using TEKTELIC cloud servers also enables businesses to save money on data or account recovery, in case of failure because they have regular backups and the data is sent to the cloud as soon as it is received by a server. By leveraging TEKTELIC cloud servers, organizations can easily increase storage and power as necessary, without the need to purchase a new server to add a new device, gateway, or sensor. This means that businesses can access high-performance resources for their applications.
The other feature is resilience. Cloud environments must be resilient in order to provide services consistently under a wide range of conditions. For example, KONA Element OA&M Server can work properly under high levels of noise interference and this feature is of crucial importance for many enterprises. Resilient cloud servers help protect business continuity and reduce downtime.
Next comes the security of cloud servers, and data transfer. Generally, cloud servers are protected against malicious insiders with high-end security features. These features include encryption of data at rest, in use, and in motion. TEKTELIC uses multiple layers of protection, including hardware and software firewalls and intrusion detection systems, so when a user tries to access from an unusual location or sign in with the wrong username or password, our server will command a firewall and prevent intrusion. Besides, we conduct regular penetration and vulnerability assessments to ensure storage security.
What are the Main Advantages of TEKTELIC Cloud Servers?
TEKTELIC cloud servers have plenty of benefits, such as a user-friendly interface, high scalability, the ability to choose a configuration, and many others. With our sensors, users can easily visualize the data they receive from devices, using the IoT application platform. With TEKTELIC cloud servers, businesses and homeowners can easily connect their IoT applications to their IoT network, and ensure smooth data interchange. A large number of appliances can be connected to a single TEKTELIC server, enabling high data processing rate of sensors, gateways, and solutions connected. An extensive toolset, TEKTELIC offers with each of its servers, will help you manage a LoRaWAN® network and devices easily without the need for any additional outside software and hardware. Besides, some of the servers include optional features, so you will be able to choose the one suitable for your IoT solutions.
How to Increase the Security of the Server?
Taking a few steps to increase the security of your server is an excellent way to protect your online data and prevent your server from being hacked. You can prevent bad actors from gaining access to your server page by disabling the root user via SSH. By default, a root user has access to everything and once an attacker has access to a server via SSH, they already have half of the information they need to gain access. Disabling the root user login and default password will also prevent the root user from being able to log in. By disabling the root user login, you can prevent casual brute-force attacks and make your server more secure.
Another way to secure your cloud server is to enable two-factor authentication. You can significantly increase the security of your server by enabling two-factor authentication. It works by requiring the user to authenticate themselves in an additional way when accessing the server. This method is far more secure than password-based logins. Enabling two-factor authentication is a good idea for many businesses and it can help you create an additional protection layer for the IoT system you have. Not only does it make it difficult for attackers to access your server, but it also helps you keep your device users safe.