I know. The net is down. Is your business down too? Well, don’t blame the NET. Or the FibreCut. Blame your disaster-unpreparedness.
Everyone is wailing on Twitter and facebook as if Mark Zuckerberg will send over some KBPSes.
The internet is slower than ninii ya nanii. Sitasema nini.
But typical of Kenyans, we will talk about LOCAL solutions, but not actually USE them.
I believe a big percentage of Kenyan websites and setups are ‘in the cloud’. But a REMOTE cloud. Ofcourse. We love foreign. We worship foreign. But that is not the point today. The excuse was always that ‘AccessKenya is too expensive’, ‘UUNET are too rigid’, ‘KenyaWeb are too local’. Etc.
So, many people, RIGHT NOW, cannot access their BUSINESS WEBSITES. Uploads cannot be sent. Changes to sites must wait 3 more weeks. What a pity.
Ofcourse, Salim and Co are online. TumaSMS.com is up. All my sites are up. Why? Because we have a local hop. A local pop. A local Colo. Costs like a maffaka, but ensures 100% uptime. No matter what. All a client needs to connect to all Symbiotic Services is a connection to the Local loop of the KIXP.
Do this, Call Safaricom today and get a piece of the cloud. Or contact me and I host you locally. Amua leo. Get a local pop. No Internet required.
Ni hayo tu.
Back to code.