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Cloud blogs, technical articles, how-tos and a glimpse in to the life of the daily happenings at Nimbo, to help you stay in the know.

  • AWS NAT Monitor

    AWS NAT Monitor

    Scenario: Upload database backup files to S3/Glacier for archiving. Problem: Instances were only seeing upload speeds of 3MB/s to S3. Finding the bottleneck: After much searching for the bottleneck we thought. “Could it be the NAT?” Good question — but how do we determine the current throughput of the NAT? Ethstatus to the rescue! While trying to make [...]

  • Azure RemoteApp

    Azure RemoteApp – Simplicity and Limitations

    Azure RemoteApp Azure RemoteApp, currently in preview, is a spin-off of Microsoft’s desktop technology for apps, which uses Azure as a host. The idea behind is to provide IT specialists with the ability to run Microsoft apps in the Azure public cloud for better scalability, simpler management and faster updates. The RemoteApp was announced at this [...]

  • Nimbo Integration Specialist at the Microsoft Kinect v2 Hackathon

    Nimbo Developer at the Microsoft Kinect V2 Hackathon

    Dwight Goins, Cloud Integration Specialist at Nimbo, participated in the 2014 Microsoft Kinect V2 Hackathon in New York. The Microsoft-sponsored event gathered diverse tech-minded crowd, including experienced developers, UX/UI designers and enthusiasts, and provided them with open space to experiment with two upcoming technologies within the Kinect V2 - Ripple and the near-field sensors. Dwight Goins’s concept entailed a virtual [...]

  • Background info on Security used in Azure AD & ADFS

    How to use ADAL in a Windows Store App

    One of the biggest concerns in software system security is how to protect a resource from unauthorized access. The traditional security pattern of managing username and password has already proven unfeasible for the Internet and Mobile Age. Azure Active Directory could be the solution for you. Below I will demonstrate the minimum effort required to get [...]

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    Rackspace’s Only Options – Sell or Go Bust

    It was recently reported that Rackspace, the provider of cloud-computing services, hired Morgan Stanley to explore strategic options. This was in response to Amazon, Google, and Microsoft once again cutting the price of their cloud offering. A pioneer in the Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) area, Rackspace does not have the deep pockets necessary to [...]

  • AWS SSD Introduction Benfits Nimbo

    Nimbo’s Customer Benefits from AWS SSD-backed Storage

    It has been an exciting week in the world of cloud computing. Not long after after Google revealed a new SSD product for its Google Cloud Platform, AWS disclosed the release of a solid state disk volume type option to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS). The upgrade comes with a “five-nines” availability and the ability to burst up to [...]

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    Desktop as a Service (Part 2): The Framework

    This post is Part 2 of a 4 part series about Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and how Nimbo is leading the way with our partners to enable Cloud Computing in our customers’ environments. This post builds an analysis framework for evaluating the vendors. In Part 1 of this series, I wrote about how DaaS [...]

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    Nimbo Adds AWS SharePoint Competency

    Nimbo has added a new accolade to its growing collection – this time it is the APN (AWS Partner Network) SharePoint Competency! APN Competencies are granted to APN Partners who have distinguished themselves within a particular solution area. Nimbo’s prowess in SharePoint and solid AWS experience, backed

  • Nimbo at IAVA fundraising event

    Nimbo Contributes to IAVA Fundraising Event

    Ira Bell and Ryan Trimberger represented Nimbo at a fundraising event in NYC, organized by IAVA, an extraordinary nonprofit, nonpartisan organization supporting Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.  Ryan, Director of Sales & Business Development at Nimbo, is also a Co-Chairman of the IAVA Leadership Council. “In the decade since its founding, IAVA has spearheaded [...]

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    Nimbo and AWS Texas Roadshow – Amazon Workspaces

    The Nimbo and AWS Texas Roadshow concluded its June leg in Houston yesterday. The Lunch and Learn series, which also took place in San Antonio and Austin, and with Dallas coming up in August, provided a first-hand understanding of cloud computing essentials, as well as illustrating the commercial impact of the cloud on