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What is Canada's average internet speed?

May 22, 2015
Robin Winsor, President & CEO

This is a question that has been asked around our office for the past few months.

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DNA Day 2015

May 21, 2015

Scientists knew DNA existed as early as the 1860's, and by 1944 there was scientific evidence that DNA was fundamental to the transfer of genetic information.

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The world is not flat, but our maps keep making us believe it is

May 12, 2015

Humans have long-suspected that the Earth is round. Theories about a spherical Earth have been around since the time of the ancient Greeks, with Pythagoras reportedly first proposing the idea sometime around 500 B.C.

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CRTC Seeking Input on Future of Broadband

May 8, 2015

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The CRTC is asking whether broadband internet should be considered a “basic telecommunications service,” equal in necessity to touch-tone telephone service, and is seeking Canadians' input.

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BCNET Conference 2015

May 7, 2015
Iman Bukhari, Communications Officer

A few of Cybera’s staff had the opportunity to attend the BCNET Conference in Vancouver last week, and learn how institutions are sharing IT services in B.C. The conference included over 600 participants, who seemed eager to share ideas, insights, experiences and strategies.

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Rendering an Animated Film

April 29, 2015

Last November, my team entered a TELUS-funded competition called Storyhive for a chance to pitch a web series pilot. While every other team decided to film their pilots, we had a different idea: we’d spend our time and money making an animated film.

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Using Terraform: Part 2

April 22, 2015
Joe Topjian, Systems Architect

Part 1 of this series gave a high-level overview of what Terraform is. This post will demonstrate how to use Terraform to build out actual cloud resources using Cybera's Rapid Access Cloud.

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Introducing Terraform: Part 1

April 13, 2015
Joe Topjian, Systems Architect

Terraform is a tool from Hashicorp, the same startup responsible for Vagrant and Consul, that enables users to “declaratively design” infrastructure and have those designs materialize into working components. This series will cover what exactly that means, why Terraform is so interesting, and how to use it.

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How Cybera’s Rapid Access Cloud is empowering large scale real world social network research with Viewcount

April 8, 2015

Cybera's Rapid Access Cloud provides innovators with instant access to online resources to build their own cloud computing environment. At the University of Calgary, Professor Mea Wang and her MSc student, Brad Rougeau, used the pre-commercial cloud to develop Viewcount, a Facebook application that offers an interface for analyzing views of photos and videos shared on Facebook.

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Behind the scenes of a train detrailment

April 2, 2015
Jean-Francois Amiot, Network & Operations Director

What started as a short news item in the Golden Star two weeks ago ended up being a fairly big headache for many network operators, including those who operate the Canadian Research and Education (R&E) network - and its member connections - from coast to coast.

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