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Cloud Computing and Beyond

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“What sets that apart from public clouds is that it’s relationship
based, not transaction based. We know who our customers
are and they trust us with their day-to-day operations.”
-Jeffrey Dahn, CEO Founder, Lokahi Solutions

Lokahi Solutions

www.lokahi.net
808-791-1046

With mobility becoming a hot topic in most industries, Jeffrey Dahn CEO Founder of Lokahi Solutions, is hard at work designing systems that make workspaces more reliable, flexible, and productive. No stranger to cloud computing, Dahn has built two cloud platforms in Hawaii, the most recent for his own startup, Lokahi Solutions. “It was December of last year and we were sitting on the lanai of our home when we made the first business plan,” recounts Dahn, “Facebook started out of a dorm room at Harvard and we like to say that Lokahi started on a lanai in Waialua.”

Dahn believes that cloud computing is a great opportunity for organizations of all sizes, pointing out that high technology platforms used by Fortune 500 companies can be leveraged through the cloud by small and mid-sized businesses. “Our company is different from others because we operate an enterprise, private cloud,” he says, “What sets that apart from public clouds is that it’s relationship based, not transaction based. We know who our customers are and they trust us with their day-to-day operations.”

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Data security is always a big question for potential clients of any cloud computing provider, and Lokahi is known for keeping data local. Data storage takes place at two locations on-island in Honolulu and Pearl City. The sites store data redundantly. If one location is ever impacted, customers will not experience any down time. An additional backup is stored on the mainland at Iron Mountain in case of a natural disaster.

A company that is growing steadily, Lokahi Solutions recently brought on board Don Kosak who was the former CTO of Lycos. “We’re focused on putting together our core team to build out our expansion plan,” says Dahn, whose wants to maintain a solid local presence while also exploring opportunities across the Asia-Pacific region. “We’re interested in creating a high tech company that is globally bound but based and headquartered in Hawaii,” he says, “We hope to increase the opportunity for high tech jobs here in the state.”

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