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August 4, 2022 in Podcast

020: The Google VMWare Engine

"Pizza boxes!" - In this episode we discuss; Empty Epsilon, Rocky Linux, GCVE Frontend, Google Cloud VMWare Engine, Solution Series Talk Show Page: GCP Life Podcast Hosts: Stephen Bancroft, Dave Wall,…
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July 21, 2022 in Podcast

019: The Flex

"Get Flexy!" - In this episode we discuss; Over heating data centres, Microsoft beats AWS, ARM on GCP, PostgreSQL for Cloud Spanner, Bigquery Security, GCP Certified Strategic, Apigee Security, ChromeOS…
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July 8, 2022 in Podcast

018: The Remote Show

"This is ridiculous!" - In this episode we discuss; Supply Chain Issues, GCP Certifications, Cheating GCP, GCP NZ, GCP Distributed Cloud Platform, Public Cloud Growth, New GCP Regions Show Page: GCP…
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June 24, 2022 in Podcast

017: The Colonel of Clusters

"The king of migrations!" - In this episode we discuss; Google AI, VMWARE & GCVE, Calculating Pi, 10 Hottest GCP Features of 2022 Show Page: GCP Life Podcast Hosts: Stephen…
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June 23, 2022 in Blog

G Suite legacy free edition is ending. What does this mean for your business?

Bryan Good  | Kasna ‘G Suite legacy free edition’ will no longer be available from the 27th June, 2022. Users on this version will automatically be transferred to a paid…
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June 10, 2022 in Podcast

016: The Big Chill

"It's so cold!" - In this episode we discuss; Thomas Kurian, VMWare & Broadcom, Cloud Money, Web3 & GCP Features. Show Page: GCP Life Podcast Hosts: Stephen Bancroft, Dave Wall…
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May 26, 2022 in Podcast

015: The Hard Problem

"Wow, that was quick!" - In this episode we discuss; Google Bankrupt, Anthony McMahon, Open Source Service, Zero Trust, Web3, GCP TPU, Terraform vet, Cloud SQL Show Page: GCP Life…
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May 18, 2022 in Blog

Troubleshooting 4 common errors when calling Google Cloud Run from App Script

Author: Nauvoo Perez Cloud Run, a serverless compute platform managed by Google, has become a popular way to run containerised apps. Recently, I worked on a project where I had to…
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May 12, 2022 in Podcast

014: The 3080

"Make your own future" - In this episode we discuss; Kelsy Hightower Talk, Google I/O, Coursea Google Courses, SWIFT on GCP, GCP vs MS Q1 Results. Show Page: GCP Life…
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April 28, 2022 in Podcast

013: The Migration

"How's that migration going?" - In this episode we discuss; Google Q1 Results, Why Cloud Migrations are slow, Google Cuts Jobs, Earth Day, Prevision, Auto DLP, Google Security and the…
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April 14, 2022 in Blog

Helping People & Culture Teams with Google Workspace Automation

Here at Mantel Group, we’re growing fast. The company was created in 2017 but today it has grown to over 500 employees and the highest growth rate has been achieved…
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April 14, 2022 in Podcast

012: The Tinfoil Hat

"We love a good list!" - In this episode we discuss; Google Cloud Summit, Lapsus$, Google Distributed Edge, Google Search Features, 5 Things CIOs Should Know. Show Page: GCP Life…
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March 31, 2022 in Podcast

011: The Dulcet Tones

"GCVE Is about to explode!" - In this episode we discuss; Google News Blocked in Russia, VMWare Licencing, Cloud Armor, Diagramming Tool, Google Layoffs, VM Suspending, North Korean Chrome Exploit,…
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March 18, 2022 in Podcast

010: The Boat

"They don't execute it nearly as well!" - In this episode we discuss; Google Cloud to stop accepting new Russian customers, GCP Prices Increase, GCP Cuts Aussie Jobs, Google aquires…
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March 7, 2022 in Blog

How Google Workspace makes virtual hiring and onboarding engaging and productive

Erika Bell | Kasna Companies all over the world, from Digital Natives, mid market organisations to Fortune500 are facing many challenges imposed by remote work post pandemic. The move to…
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March 3, 2022 in Podcast

009: The Video Card

"These features are coming thick and fast" - In this episode we discuss; The Strangler Pattern, Cloud Carbon Emissions, Google Bug Bounty, Project Zero, MS Defender For Cloud, Cloud Functions…
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February 22, 2022 in Blog

A No Ops Approach to Auto Healing Dataflow Pipelines with Site Reliability Engineering Principles

Dheerendra Nath | Principal Consultant at Kasna Here’s a No-Ops take on applying modern Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles to developing an auto-healing capability for Dataflow pipelines in production on…
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February 22, 2022 in Blog

Google Workspace vs Microsoft 365 (2022) ANZ SME Edition

The digital world is changing. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the remote workforce has exploded in the past 10 years, with the number of non-self-employed people who…
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February 18, 2022 in Podcast

008: The MVP

"GCP Products are highly engineered" - In this episode we discuss; Reasons to choose Google Cloud, Google Cloud revenue, Google Cloud Compute API Library, VM Threat Detection, AMD EPYC CPUs,…
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February 3, 2022 in Podcast

007: The Protip

"Resist the temptation to click ops!" - In this episode we discuss the Kubernetes Documentary, New GCP features,, and the top 10 cloud certs. Show Page: GCP Life Podcast…
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January 21, 2022 in Podcast

006: The Acquisition

"I moved my personal blog to Google Cloud!" - In this episode we discuss Google acquiring Siemplify, A new bigquery feature, Google Cloud improvements for 2021, Google Cloud Marketplace, Google…
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December 10, 2021 in Podcast

005: The Big Wet

"What's the secret to getting a certification?" - In this episode we discuss GCP Developer Certification, Getting Encryption Right With Cloud, a new Sydney Tech Hub, Google Crypto Miners, The…
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November 26, 2021 in Podcast

004: The Big Spend

"I can't see any problem with that!" - In this show we discuss Unicast use of the formerly reserved 127/8, an NPM Bug, the Digital Future Initiative, Kubernetes operators, Second…
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November 24, 2021 in News

My Journey into Data Engineering

Demand for data engineers is growing rapidly and showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, DICE recently named data engineering as the fastest growing tech occupation in a 2020…
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November 11, 2021 in Podcast

003: The Best Practice

"This horror story is a doozy!" - In this show we discuss, Buildpacks, Careers at Kasna, Best practices for Google Cloud and the value of Alphabet. Show Page: GCP Life…
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October 28, 2021 in Podcast

002: The Documentary

"A Kubernetes Documentary !?" - In this episode we discuss the Google Cyber Security Action Team, a Google Anti-Trust, Python GIL, Devops Lab, Worlds Fastest Quantum Computer, and a Kubernetes…
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October 14, 2021 in Podcast

001: The Quantum Leap

"You probably what to know a bit about us ?" - In this episode we discuss, Who we are, Google Next, Dora Research Program, Quantum Computing and Between Two Clouds.…
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August 13, 2021 in Blog

The Principles of DevOps and SRE

Stephen Bancroft | Cloud Engineer at Kasna The terms “DevOps” and “SRE” are still new to me, I only really became aware of their existence around two years ago, but…
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August 13, 2021 in Blog

Melbourne Interconnect

Ira Bailey | Senior Cloud Engineer at Kasna Until a few weeks ago, the only public cloud provider in Australia that offered more than a single cloud region was Azure.…
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June 25, 2021 in Blog

Using Terraform to create secure IAP tunnels on GCP with conditional IAM policies

Calum Hunter, Kasna Cloud Engineer Summary. This post will detail how to create a secure IAP (Identity Aware Proxy) tunnel to a VM (Virtual Machine) inside a VPC without requiring a public…
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June 23, 2021 in Blog

Professional Cloud Architect Exam Study Guide

By Lizzie Reid One of the most sought after industry certifications in tech is the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect, and sometimes it can be daunting with all the sources…
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June 11, 2021 in Blog

Detecting Machine Learned Anomalies in Real Time Foreign Exchange Data

Dataflow Financial Services Anomaly Detection Patrick Flavel - Data Scientist For code snippets and paths to files in this blog post, check out our github repository. The Relative Strength Index,…
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June 4, 2021 in Blog

From intern to cloud engineer in a year 

By Gwenny Warnick, Cloud Engineer @ Kasna TL:DR; I did a great traineeship at a Melbourne-based startup after career-changing into tech and now I’m a happy cloud engineer.  A small…
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December 16, 2020 in Blog

Three steps to achieve a better patient experience using data in the healthcare industry

Article by Kasna CEO Simon Poulton & Kasna CTO Troy Bebee.   If COVID-19 has revealed anything about Australia’s healthcare system, it is that most organisations are under-resourced and under-invested…
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November 11, 2020 in Blog

Nutanix DaaS Solutions with G-Cloud Platform

Monika Bhardwaj, Cloud Consultant at Kasna 6 Minute Read We are all learning new ways of working remotely and how to manage the IT overheads as a result of the…
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September 28, 2020 in Blog

Securing a Redis Server in Kubernetes

Wenjing Yan, Cloud Engineer at Kasna 7 Minute Read Redis is an open-source, in-memory data structure store or a key-value store used as a database, cache, and message broker. It…
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August 5, 2020 in Blog

Google Cloud Data Fusion comparison with existing solutions

Written by Bruno Liberal de Araújo, Data Engineer at Kasna I’ve always enjoyed seeing tools that make tasks easier. Tools that bring more non-technical users close to specific areas like…
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July 22, 2020 in Blog

Alright Node Pools, Which One of You is Dave?

Terraform’s create_before_destroy, random_id and keepers Zoe Higgins12 Minute Read I recently found myself in a bit of a pickle when managing GKE node pools. I was tasked with minimising node…
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July 11, 2020 in Blog

Masking Personally Identifiable Information with Salt using Cloud Data Fusion

Written by Bruno Araujo at Kasna   The first time I heard about Cloud Data Fusion (CDF) I thought of it as a good tool that would have helped me…
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February 24, 2020 in Blog

Transitioning to the world of Google Cloud

By Anupam Phoghat   Over the last decade, technology has evolved exponentially. Unlike the ‘old days’ (I mean the time before 2010) when a particular technology  would remain at its…
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February 17, 2020 in News

Kasna achieves Google Cloud Machine Learning Specialisation, recognising customer success

Tuesday 18 February 2020 – Google Cloud specialist, Kasna, has achieved the Machine Learning specialisation as part of the Google Cloud Partner Advantage program, recognising outstanding success in applying machine…
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October 28, 2019 in Blog

Understanding the absence of women as DevOps and cloud engineers

Understanding the Absence of Women as DevOps and Cloud Engineers By Zoe Higgins Before I start - yes, I know. We all know that there are not very many women…
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October 15, 2019 in Blog

Running gaming platforms at scale in Kubernetes

Kasna cloud engineer Sai Maduri elaborates on a kube demo running Agones and OpenMatch that he built for the Google Cloud Summit Sydney. As we all embrace Kubernetes for its…
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April 30, 2019 in Events

Ok Google, what’s Next?

Simon Poulton, CEO, Kasna A few weeks ago the Kasna team journeyed to the hills of San Francisco for Google Cloud Next ‘19. We’ve got some detailed blogs in the…
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February 13, 2019 in News

How can your business be better in the Cloud?

Kasna is excited to be hosting an event in partnership with Google Cloud on Thursday 21 February. This exclusive event is a unique opportunity to hear from Google Cloud and…
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February 3, 2019 in Blog

How Cloud Is Changing Your Business… Again.

Cloud Computing was such a seismic shift to the technology industry that trying to discuss it as a single concept is like trying to nail down condensed water vapor. What…
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November 30, 2018 in Blog

Internet of Things – a practical example

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term used to cover a wide variety of scenarios where the ability to connect otherwise unrelated items into a single solution via the…
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November 29, 2018 in Blog

Introduction to Linear Regression with BigQuery ML

Recently, Google announced the release of BigQuery ML, a service for building machine learning models using data stored in BigQuery. BigQuery is a serverless data warehouse designed for speed and…
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November 28, 2018 in Blog


Welcome to the first Kasna blog post.  The intent of this blog is to help you understand the Google world, whether you are looking to take your first step with…
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Five different perspectives on using Google tech in business

Bringing Google inside your business means different things to different people.  This whitepaper examines the potential transition to Google from five different perspectives.  Download the whitepaper to better understand how it might impact on different roles in your business, including a CEO/CFO, CIO/COO, CTO, Head of Development, and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

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CIO’s guide to open application development

Today, information pervades every interaction – and companies are grappling with how to extract business value from growing volumes of data. This need is driving faster software development cycles in which IT is expected to deliver new functionality continuously.

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