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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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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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