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MaryRose Painter

Things you MUST know before you deploy OpenStack

Recently, our Catalyst Cloud GM Bruno Lago was in Barcelona at the OpenStack Summit. He talked to attendees about what he's learned getting the Catalyst Cloud up and running....
Catalyst

New Catalyst Moodle Plugin - Outage Manager

Planned outages are a necessary evil. As a Moodle Partner, we manage hosting and support for our enterprise Moodle clients. Some of these clients receive millions of page...
Bruno Lago

Upcoming changes to cloud object storage

The Catalyst Cloud object storage service is about to get even better. It will replicate your objects across regions and introduce features that are very useful for web...
Catalyst

Burning Samba with perf and FlameGraph

Samba implements many things, but in this case we look at Samba as an Active Directory DC. In that role, Samba now has a quite credible implementation of the required protocols...
Don Christie

7 Themes of Catalyst

OS//OS Talk – 7 Themes of Catalyst I gave a talk at the second Open Source Open Society conference in Wellington recently. I was asked to talk about how Catalyst had grown and...
Donna Benjamin

Australian Moodle Moot 2016

There’s a lot happening in the education technology conference space in the next few months. Here at Catalyst we are passionate about all things elearning, so we are always...
Andrew Boag

The Great Cloud Debate - Aug 2016

    Last night I was fortunate enough to attend the Docker Meetup Groups event. Docker in this case being the forum for a cloud-centric discussion -- The Big...
Brendan Heywood, Andrew Boag

Catalyst's SAML Authentication Moodle Plugin

In Catalyst’s capacity as a Moodle Partner, we do a lot of work in the identity and authentication integration space. This means integrating Moodle and other existing...
Alex Lawn

Bleeding Edge Chat

Traditionally Catalyst has been a huge user of Internet Relay Chat (IRC) for our internal chat and private messaging requirements. IRC is a big part of the way that Catalyst...
Brooke Penny

Pe5ky P@ssword$

A password needs to be easily remembered but hard to guess – seems conflicting right? The trick with making a good password is to have it so specific to you, that no one will be...