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  • Nimbo Aws Test Drive

    Nimbo Launches AWS Test Drives

    AWS Test Drives are developed by AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting and Technology partners for experimentation and evaluation purposes. AWS Test Drives provide a private IT sandbox environment containing preconfigured server based solutions. Test Drives are available at any time and free of charge, as long as you register with the partners that have created them. Each Test Drive includes [...]

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    Azure Automation in Action – Save money by Stopping and Starting VMs

    Azure Automation Today I’d like to discuss a newer service offering in Azure called Azure Automation. This is a managed service designed to run PowerShell Workflows (called runbooks) against an Azure subscription. Simplifying, it allows you to run PowerShell scripts in an automated way without the need for worker roles, databases or other services like Azure Scheduler [...]

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    Observations on EBS Snapshot Restore Behavior in AWS

    This post contains a proposed explanation for behavior observed in AWS where the most recent snapshot of an EBS volume is all that is required to be able to restore an entire volume. The motivation for writing this post stems from an internal discussion on EBS snapshot behavior held between myself and my colleague Dan [...]

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    Nimbo Recognized in Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies

    Inc. magazine today announced that Nimbo earned position #480 on the 2014 Inc. 500 list. For 33 years Inc. has provided an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. The average company on the list grew a staggering 3,313%. [...]

  • Nimbo makes 2014 CRN Next-Gen 250

    CRN 2014 Next-Gen 250 list – Nimbo is in again!

    It is great honor to announce that Nimbo has made the CRN 2014 Next-Gen 250 list – for the 4th year in a row! What is the CRN Next-Gen 250 List? Each year, 250 Solution Providers are selected by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel, to appear on the Next-Gen [...]

  • Nimbo Azure Meetup with Docker

    Docker – Special Guest at NYC Azure Meetup

    Contrary to the popular belief that summer months tend to be slow, we decided to pick up the pace in August and initiate a second monthly Microsoft Azure Meetup, this time around inviting our partners to take the center stage. Our special guest will be Docker – and what better opportunity to familiarize yourself with [...]

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    Webinar – Data Center Cloud Migration

    Cloud migration of data centers is a complex process that requires diligent planning and consideration of an array of items. With multiple approaches and vendor solutions available, it is essential that enterprises pick the one that makes most sense for their particular IT environment and business objectives. Nimbo was able to address the above issue [...]

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    The Yellow Brick Road to Better Communication

    In today’s busy world we send, receive, and process large amounts of information every day. However, quality communication is more than just pure exchange of data – it’s understanding what is behind the message sent. As simple as this sounds, shared information tends to get distorted surprisingly easy, leading to misunderstanding and frustration. On the [...]

  • 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 [...]