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Viewing entries posted in 2015

Cybera’s response to Industry Canada’s consultation on a Digital Research Infrastructure Strategy

Industry Canada is running a consultation on “a Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) strategy to enhance Canada’s research capacity to enable world‑class research and enrich Canada’s research landscape.”

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3D printing the past and future

Barton Satchwill, Senior Developer

Some 90 years ago, the fossilized skull of an early hominid was found in Africa. Two things made this fossil unique: The first was that it was the skull of a young child, perhaps 3 years old. The second was that the fossil’s shape of the brain had been preserved as a naturally occurring cast on the inside of the skull.

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The wonderful world of 3D printing

Iman Bukhari, Communications Specialist

A decade ago, 3D printers were mainly seen as massive and costly machines used by the industrial elite. Now, they have been adapted to fit on small tables at home or in offices.

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Creating animated videos

Iman Bukhari, Communications Specialist

A few months ago, we began making animated videos to simply explain how Cybera is benefitting different sectors in Alberta.

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StackStorm, Workflows, and ChatOps

Joe Topjian, Systems Architect

For the past nine months or so, some of us at Cybera have been using a system called StackStorm. StackStorm is a very powerful tool that provides a hub for building automated workflows.

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CRTC decision on wholesale internet access a positive shift for Canadian consumers

Two weeks ago, the CRTC announced its decision on the review of the regulatory status and policies covering telecommunications wholesale services.

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Life on the Render Farm

Barton Satchwill, Senior Developer

What happens when you move from a world of scarcity to a world of plenty? How does your thinking change? What becomes possible? At Cybera, we’re curious about this, and in an attempt to find out, we’ve started projects to give groups close-to-free access to close-to-unlimited network and computing resources.

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ElasticSearch cluster rebuild

A group of us at Cybera have been using the ELK stack (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana) for about a year and a half, and for the most part it’s been great.

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Using Terraform: Part 3

Joe Topjian, Systems Architect

This blog post will show how to deploy multiple virtual machines inside an OpenStack cloud to act as a highly-available (HA) pair.

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CRTC Review: Cybera’s Submitted Response on Future of Broadband

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Here is Cybera’s submitted response to the CRTC’s review of basic telecommunications services.

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