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Urgent Note for Those that Use Google Authenticator with AWS

Posted by Imran Ahmed on Wed, Sep 04, 2013 @ 08:49 AM

AWS recommends, as a rule, to secure your Amazon Web Services master account using Multi-Factor Authentication or MFA using either a hardware token or software token provided by Google Authenticator.

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Topics: News & Updates, Amazon Web Services

Setting up Read-Only Access to S3 using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Posted by Imran Ahmed on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 @ 01:52 PM

A common problem with a very simple solution. Let’s say that you have an IAM user that you’ve created, and you want to provide that user read-only access to an S3 bucket. An example of this that may be common is for those vendors, such as Newvem, that request programmatic access to your billing data.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services

Setting up Multi-Factor Authentication with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Posted by Imran Ahmed on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 @ 09:00 AM


Amazon Web Services provides a very robust permissions and policy management system through IAM, or Identity and Access Management. One step further that a corporate administrator can go to help protect some of their most restricted accounts.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services

VMworld: The Smartest Guys in the Room (vCloud, not Enron)

Posted by Imran Ahmed on Wed, Sep 01, 2010 @ 11:25 AM

So the last couple of days have been fairly interesting here at VMworld. As expected, the much anticipated announcement of vCloud Director (formerly Project Redwood or the vCloud Service Director) was made at this morning's general session. From the sessions that we've attended, a couple of things are very clear:

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Topics: VMware, News & Updates, Virtualization, VMworld

The Difference Between a Reseller and a Solutions Provider

Posted by Imran Ahmed on Wed, Aug 04, 2010 @ 02:45 PM

We're often asked what the difference is between our company and the larger catalog resellers that can carry similar product lines (and almost always often more of them). We are going to use this introductory article as a chance to set the record straight on our approach to business, clients and IT projects.

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Topics: Solutions, Services

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