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Three Reasons to Use a Regional Cloud IaaS

CloudOps has been helping companies leverage the power of cloud services for nearly as long as cloud services have been around. We were early adopters and evangelists of AWS and open source cloud technologies such as OpenStack, CloudStack and Docker. We understood the value of API-driven, self-service scalable infrastructure, and so did our customers. However, as the industry matured, we kept getting the same question: can I do this in Canada? For many years the answer was a resounding “no”.  And so we built cloud.ca, a regional IaaS and leading contender in the next wave of cloud... Continued

cloud.ca Demo at Citrix Synergy

cloud.ca is a Citrix Ready verified regional IaaS, meaning that it is trusted to enhance Citrix solutions for cloud infrastructure and end-user compute workloads. As such, we were invited to demo our platform at Citrix Synergy a couple of weeks ago in Orlando, FL. In this video, our CEO, Ian Rae explains certain key functionalities of cloud.ca, as well as shows off its user friendly UI and reporting features. Take a tour of Ninja Software to see how our virtual private clouds allow for segregated resources for specific usage including production, dev test, end-user compute and web... Continued

Cloud IaaS vs
Host Virtualization

Previously, I blogged about differences between hosting and cloud on cloudops.com. To continue with the theme of contrasting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud to things that are often confused with cloud, in this post I will compare IaaS cloud to virtualization. First off, SaaS can run on cloud, but is not cloud. I am strictly referring to an IaaS cloud. Cloud is an operational model I suggest we agree to use the NIST definition for cloud computing. Adopting the technology is not enough. Cloud technology needs to be adopted in a way that allows the users to self-serve. At cloud.ca, we... Continued

cloud.ca Object Storage; An Efficient and User-friendly Web Interface

A well designed object storage platform provides developers with an efficient way to access, store, protect and distribute their digital content independently. Object storage on cloud.ca cloud.ca’s object navigator feature allows you to easily view the contents of your object storage service. cloud.ca uses open source technology from OpenStack, a project that enables infrastructure as a service. The OpenStack SWIFT project is an open source cloud file storage solution. “We use OpenStack SWIFT to store and retrieve files using an API. It is designed to be tolerant of failure and to provide... Continued