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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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Introduction to Logstash: Getting Started

February 11, 2014
Matthew Delaney, Cloud Developer and Dev Op

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In part two of this series, Matthew Delaney walks through the steps to take to set up a Logstash instance.

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Cybera preps members for Olympic-sized traffic loads

January 30, 2014

Internet connections are expected to slow down as millions of Canadians go online to watch the Olympics next month. In preparation, Cybera has increased bandwidth for the Internet Buying Group for February.

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CRTC Review: Cybera's Submitted Response

January 24, 2014

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Here is Cybera's final response to the CRTC's review of the regulatory status and policies covering telecommunications wholesale services.

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Introduction to Logstash: Case Study

January 22, 2014
Matthew Delaney, Cloud Developer and Dev Op

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There is a vast treasure trove of information hiding inside the log files on your servers, but visualizing and exploring such a large amount of textual data can be difficult. Logstash directly addresses these common pain points

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High-speed internet review: Cybera's draft response

January 17, 2014

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Here is Cybera's draft response to the CRTC's review of the regulatory status and policies covering telecommunications wholesale services.

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