Virtualization

Alberta’s public Virtual Firewall Service adds new security capabilities

The Virtual Firewall Service allows Alberta public organizations to cut down on their firewall maintenance costs by removing the need to host their own physical firewall devices. The service has now expanded to include FortiNet offerings, and is being made available to any small public institution in Alberta that is a member of Cybera. A …

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Cybera’s Virtual Firewall Service: An Introduction and History

Earlier this month, Cybera launched a Virtual Firewall Service (VFS) for Alberta’s public sector institutions. In this first of a two-part blog series, I will describe the history of Cybera’s VFS and what the future holds. Part Two will then provide a deep-dive into the technologies that the VFS uses, and how Cybera members can …

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Using Terraform Part 5: Virtual Networks

Introduction The previous blog posts in this series focused on creating “compute”-based resources in Cybera’s Rapid Access Cloud — that is, services focused around virtual machines. The Rapid Access Cloud recently implemented OpenStack Neutron, which provides virtual networking services. Let’s see how Terraform can take advantage of these new services. Virtual Networks and Subnets Just …

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Port Forwarding with gobetween

As other blog posts on our site have mentioned, IPv4 addresses are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain. To make the situation more difficult, most communications on the internet is done through IPv4. Cybera’s Rapid Access Cloud provides each project with one public IPv4 address, known as a “Floating IP”. We call them this  because they’re …

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