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Academics can crowdfund too

July 22, 2014
Meagan Hampel, Director of Communications

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Crowdfunding is now being used by a surprising variety of groups outside of the startup or commercial space, including researchers and academics.

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Just say no to the mainstream

July 18, 2014
Alex Valiushko, Dev Op and Network Engineer

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Using an Android device has become the latest “fad” for tech-savvy folks, particularly when the hackers come in.

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Hacking health through instant cloud

June 17, 2014
Joe Topjian, Systems Architect

This past weekend, Cybera participated as a partner and mentor in the Calgary Hacking Health event, where we felt that the Rapid Access Cloud would be a useful resource.

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The internet is hoarding your emails

June 11, 2014
Joe Topjian, Systems Architect

It's no surprise that cloud-based email services keep copies of your mail on their servers. But many people don't realize that the data of secondary (or even tertiary) users are also being stored.

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Apache VCL and OpenStack abuzz at IBM Cloud Academy conference

May 14, 2014
Curtis Collicutt, Cloud Developer, Edmonton

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Attendees at the 2014 IBM Cloud Academy, held in Atlanta, showed considerable interest in Apache VCL and OpenStack this year.

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Deploy OpenStack Swift All-in-one with Puppet

April 7, 2014
Curtis Collicutt, Cloud Developer, Edmonton

Swift provides object storage, which is a relatively new invention. Here, Curtis Collicutt shows how to set up a learning environment to test out installing, configuring, and using OpenStack Swift.

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A new age of office robotics

March 27, 2014

In the past year, Cybera acquired two remote presence robots for its Edmonton and Calgary offices. Last week, one of the robots was loaned to Mawer, a Calgary-based investment management firm with 100+ employees. Guest blogger Kara Lilly describes the experience.

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Configuration Management Camp 2014

March 25, 2014
Joe Topjian, Systems Architect

cfgmgmtcamp featured a half-day of keynote talks and then another day and a half of parallel tracks, each dedicated to a particular configuration management system. These tracks included Puppet, CFEngine, SaltStack, Juju, Foreman, Chef, and Ansible

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Federated Storage: foreign access to local files

March 17, 2014
Joe Topjian, Systems Architect

Joe Topjian describes how federated storage could be used to allow users to utilize foreign storage without having to create an account with the foreign provider.

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How did our Olympic (networking) team perform?

February 25, 2014
Jean-Francois Amiot, Network & Operations Director

Much like Canada’s “Own the Podium” team, this week Cybera is looking back at its performance during the Winter Olympics to determine what worked, and where we might have fallen short of networking expectations.

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