Canadian Web Hosting visited Union Gospel Mission on Tuesday. Some of our staff spent the morning doing some hands on volunteering in their kitchen.
Matt C., Kings W. and Sheila W. working hard to prepare lunch for residents and staff.
Union Gospel Mission is an urban relief organization with locations spread throughout Metro Vancouver. The organization aims to overcome poverty, homelessness, and addiction. The facility we visited is located in Downtown Eastside, an area that is noted for high level poverty, drug use, sex trade, crime and violence. Senior Development Officer Nicole Robson took us on a tour of the building and explained that there are many people who live and die within those eight city blocks of Downtown Eastside and never have the opportunity to leave the area their whole life. UGM’s aim is to help this group of individuals overcome their situation by providing them with basic needs of food and shelter, and then provide assistance and education to help alleviate their poverty and addictions.
Our donations and support to UGM helps provide for men, women, and children alike. Services include outreach, emergency shelter, alcohol and drug recovery programs, affordable housing, and much more.
We had an amazing experience working alongside the friendly staff and we look forward to visiting again in the following months.
AURO's Regional Sales Director Chloe Tottem with CEO and Founder of Cloudscaling Randy Bias
OpenStack is a free and open-source software cloud computing platform that began as a joint project between NASA and Rackspace. It is currently managed by OpenStack Foundation and more than 200 companies have joined the project, including AMD, Cisco, Dell, IBM, Intel, Mirantis, Oracle, VMware, and Yahoo!.
In April this year, OpenStack Foundation launched its ninth milestone release – Icehouse. Its focus is on testing and stability, as well as compatibility with third-party hardware and software configurations. It now supports 16 international languages. Icehouse’s core element, “Trove”, was promoted alongside other new programs that will be providing users with more options to plug into their cloud. These include OpenStack Bare Metal (Ironic), OpenStack Messaging (Marconi), and OpenStack Data Processing (Sahara).
Canadian Web Hosting and AURO attended OpenStack Silicon Valley 2014 on Tuesday, September 16th. It featured influentials from the OpenStack community, including the likes of CEO and Founder of Cloudscaling Randy Bias, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation Jonathan Bryce, and Senior Technical Director at Mirantis Greg Elkinbard. It has been a big year for OpenStack, with new releases intending to make cloud services more user-friendly and simple to implement. Companies are also working on the OpenStack backend for compatibility with other cloud services.
Founded in 2014, AURO, a Canadian Web Hosting company, is powered by OpenStack and is Canada’s only Enterprise-grade Public Cloud service. It was created for users that could benefit from a highly scalable and agile environment for hosting needs. One single dashboard allows customers to create, control, and deploy cloud infrastructures and keep their data within Canada. It has the ability to rapidly provision and achieve repeatable results. Paired with a high level of security and easy integration with new technologies, AURO helps enterprises, businesses, ISPs, developers, and Telco’s to cost-effectively manage a multitude of web sites and applications in Canada’s first enterprise public cloud.
Over the past couple of weeks, Canadian Web Hosting went around Downtown Vancouver to get the locals to try on our Google Glass. It was a fun adventure where we filmed Vancouverites reactions to the Glass, everyone we met was very eager to test this new technology.
We asked our interviewee’s to take a picture, record a video and some other fun stuff…
Google Glass is an amazing yet fun technology that is opening many doors within multiple industries. We could be more excited for wearable technology, we can’t wait for when Google Glass is 100% ready for the public market.
Next week, our maintenances are at our our Vancouver data centre.
Electrical Maintenance: February 18-20
The window are: Monday, February 18 to Wednesday, February 20, from 8:00 to 16:00 PST, daily. This maintenance is necessary to perform readings on all electrical circuits and infrastructure and it is non service impacting.
AC Maintenance: February 18-22
The windows are: Monday, February 18 to Friday, February 22, from 06:00 to 18:00 PST, daily. This maintenance is required to perform our quarterly preventative maintenance and is non service impacting.
Electrical Maintenance: February 20-21
The windows are: Wednesday, February 20, from 23:00 PST to Thursday, February 21, 06:00 PST. This maintenance is required to perform the quarterly major UPS and battery testing. It is non service impacting.
Electrical Maintenance: February 23
The windows are: between 20:00 to 22:00 PST. This maintenance is required to transfer the building chillers to generator during an upcoming testing in order to ensure newly installed components are operating as designed. It is non service impacting.
Please be assured that our team and the appropriate support staff will be present for the entire duration of these maintenance windows. If you are a current Canadian Web Hosting customer and have any comments or concerns, you may contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 1-877-871-7888. To stay up-to-date with future news and announcements, you can follow us on Twitter at @cawebhosting and on our Facebook Page.Kevin Liang
CTO / SEO Guru
This week, our maintenance is at our our Vancouver data centre.
Scheduled Network Maintenance
The window is: Thursday, January 31, from 20:00 PST to Friday, February 1, to 06:00 PST. This maintenance is necessary for our secure bandwidth system and it may be service impacting.
Please be assured that our team and the appropriate support staff will be present for the entire duration of these maintenance windows. If you are a current Canadian Web Hosting customer and have any comments or concerns, you may contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 1-877-871-7888, by tweeting us at @cawebhosting or via our Facebook Page.Kevin Liang
CTO / SEO Guru