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The Cloud Powered by Asigra

  • Episode 216
  • November 8, 2011

Robbie and Eric chat with Eran Farajun from Asigra Inc. about Cloud backups and how "the cloud" relates to businesses and end users.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Liquid Image, Music Pro Barrie, Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario. Eran Farajun joins the show via live video uplink provided by Skype.
  • New features on the Category5.TV mobile site.
  • Eric and his last minute gigs.
  • Interview: Eran Farajun from Asigra Inc. talks about "the cloud", backups and how it relates to businesses and end users.
  • Origins of "the cloud".
  • What is the cloud?
  • Adoption of the cloud in Canada and the USA.
  • Why the cloud is a good solution for off-site backups.
  • Viewer Question: What happens if my Internet goes down but my files are in the cloud?
  • Leveraging your backups with the cloud without making the cloud your sole storage medium.
  • The cloud is for more than just backups, but data storage (and therefore backups) is one of the main uses.
  • Selecting a cloud service provider.
  • Resources to find secure and trusted cloud service providers. (the suggested Google search: "powered by asigra" service provider)
  • Your data and geographic boundaries, and how local laws where your data is stored in the cloud may allow governments to view your data.
  • Where to find information about Asigra's software and Powered by Asigra service providers.
  • Asigra's platform independence - yes, it runs on Linux (as well as Mac, Windows and mobile devices).
  • Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • The frightening reality of automated identity theft on Facebook and how users are tricked into revealing their personal information.
  • Eric's back on the ice playing real Canadian hockey.
  • Viewer Submissions: swissandi and markthetrigeek sent in stop-motion videos that they produced. One is a voiceover of the video Hillary and Robbie made, the other is a lego animation created using Linux software we presented on Episode 207.
  • Eric's look-alike photo. It's uncanny.
  • Music Pro on the South end of Barrie will ship instruments and accessories to you if you phone.
  • Eric Kidd learns to use tabbed browsing.
  • Viewer Question: The past couple weeks I have been unable to download the show on Miro Internet TV. What can I do?
  • Using the Category5 RSS feeds.
  • Eric discovers virtual desktops on Linux.
  • Viewer Question: Further to my questions over the past couple weeks, I got a hold of an Ubuntu 10.10 live CD and was able to install Ubuntu to my MicroSD card using text mode, which let me remove some of the heavy packages such as the Gnome desktop. Here's an article from DistroWatch:
  • Viewer Question: How can I get Netflix working on Ubuntu?
  • Viewer Comment: Netflix is convinced that Linux doesn't exist.
  • Viewer Comment: Just don't use Linux. Problem solved.
  • Viewer Question: What kind of shampoo does Eric use? (yes, the chat room really went downhill at this point - haha!)
  • The reason Robbie and Eric are wearing poppies on their chests.

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Eric Kidd



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