Canadian Web Hosting Blog and News
16Sep/140

Canadian Web Hosting and AURO attends OpenStack SV 2014


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.

 

Sheila W.

@CAWebHosting
@CWHUpdates

21Feb/140

Google Glass in VanCity – Presented by Canadian Web Hosting

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.

 

Vrinda

 

14Feb/130

Canadian Web Hosting Maintenance Updates: February 18-23, 2013

Next week, our maintenances are at our our Vancouver data centre.

Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo © mayanais on Flickr

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 support@canadianwebhosting.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

29Jan/130

Canadian Web Hosting Maintenance Updates: January 31-February 1, 2013

This week, our maintenance is at our our Vancouver data centre.

Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo © istargazer on Flickr

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 support@canadianwebhosting.com, by phone at 1-877-871-7888, by tweeting us at @cawebhosting or via our Facebook Page.

Kevin Liang
CTO / SEO Guru

23Nov/120

Startup Canada Blueprints Pop Up Press Conference in Vancouver on November 27, 2012

Last month, you might recall one of our recent posts on why B.C. stands out within the Startup Canada community and today, we’re continuing our support for our local, Vancouver (tech) startup community by sharing their upcoming event: Startup Canada Blueprints Pop Up Press Conference. Vancouver will be one out of the six cities in Canada to host this conference including Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, and Edmonton.

Please join Startup Canada's BC Community in announcing and celebrating the launch of the Startup Canada Blueprints and its plans for 2013 during this very special Pop Up Press Conference featuring some of the region's most dynamic entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial champions.

We’re days away from this exciting morning conference! Startup Canada will be on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012, from 10:00 to 11:00 PST, hosted down the street from our Vancouver Harbour Data Centre, at the Launch Academy in Gastown. You may view the full event details for more information.

If you are not familiar with this dynamic community, you may visit their official site, or find them on social media like Twitter or Facebook to name a few. We would also like to give a brief shout-out to Institute B for inviting us to participate virtually in helping them create a successful event next week.

About Startup Canada

Startup Canada is Canada’s first-ever, entrepreneur-led, national movement to enhance the nation’s competitiveness and prosperity by supporting and celebrating Canadian entrepreneurship.

Startup Canada is harnessing the collective energies of Canadian entrepreneurs and enterprise support communities from Coast to Coast with the goals of providing the entrepreneurship community with a strong voice, promoting a vibrant entrepreneurial culture and creating a unified brand that Canadians can rally around.

This unique effort will not only identify key challenges facing Canadian entrepreneurs, but will bring them together in a way they never have been before. It’s the beginning of a critical conversation and the first step in a new way of thinking.

Whether you are an individual who’s interested in startups or not, you can still benefit from their insightful blog containing recent interviews including key business tips. Here is a short compilation of their most recent posts in chronological order:

• Mentor Rock Star: Manu Sharma
• Mentor Rock Star: Erin Anderson
• Mentor Rock Star: Jim Marsh
• Mentor Rock Star: Cathy Kuzel

Are you planning to attend this sold out Startup Canada Blueprints Pop Up Press Conference in Vancouver? What are you most looking forward to? Please share your thoughts below with a comment.

Kevin Liang
CTO / SEO Guru