Idea 11 is helping forward-thinking construction company Watpac on their journey to Amazon Web Services. Watpac’s AWS journey was recently profiled in the AFR. The flexibility and innovation provided by the cloud will allow Watpac to respond more quickly to business demands. We’re proud to be working with the innovative IT team at Watpac.
Idea 11 is honoured to be announced as the Amazon Web Services Rising Star Partner of the Year for 2017, across Australia and NZ. Thanks for our customers for choosing us, the Idea 11 team for all your hard work and the AWS team for their fantastic support. We’re excited for the future, and aim […]
I’m excited to announce that Idea 11 is now an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner. Advanced Partners are required to meet stringent requirements in certification and skills, customer success stories, revenue and dedication to the Amazon Web Service platform. Our aim is to be the leading provider of next-generation technology solutions in Queensland. Amazon Web Services is […]
Big news from AWS this morning with more flexibility added to their already competitive Reserved Instances (RIs) offerings. The market has been asking for more freedom when it comes to RIs, and AWS has definitely delivered. RIs are now Region specific instead of Availability Zone (AZ) specific AND a brand new type has launched – […]
We have moved to a new larger office, just up the road from our old office. Our phone and mailing details haven’t changed. Our new office address is: 1/88 Brandl St Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113
We were setting up a NetScaler to load balance the Exchange 2013 CAS protocols a few weeks ago and we had an interesting dilemma. The client had mandated the use of Certificate-Based Authentication (CBA) when accessing Exchange ActiveSync from mobile devices and wanted to leverage their NetScaler appliances to provide high availability for their Exchange […]
What does the end of mainstream support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 mean for your organization?
The shutdown of the AHBL service has caused spam false positives and email delivery issues for email systems that are configured to use the service.
Chef is a popular open source configuration management and automation tool. It’s one of the tools we use here at Idea 11 to manage servers. After we upgraded Enterprise Chef Server from version 11 to 12, the management web interface didn’t function even though we followed the official upgrade instructions. When hitting the management interface URL, all we […]
Now that we’ve looked at how to get started with the AWS PowerShell tools lets take a look at a simple scenario of launching an EC2 instance to run a basic web server. The steps involved are: Create an Amazon EC2 key pair Create a Security Group (ie, a firewall rules) Find a suitable Amazon […]
Admins who run Windows on their desktop or laptop computer can use the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell to perform their Amazon Web Services administration. Installing the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell The pre-requisites for the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell are minimal. Windows XP or later, with PowerShell 2.0 or later, is the requirement, […]
This PowerShell script has been written to streamline the process of downloading and installing the Amazon Web Services Tools for Windows PowerShell to a Windows computer. The general workflow of the script is: Validate the download path exists, and create if necessary Download the file from AWS using Invoke-WebRequest Run the MSI using code sample […]
Here at Idea 11 we’re big fans of PowerShell. We use it every day to support our customers and develop scripts and tools to help with our services and support. When you spend as much time in PowerShell as we do it is useful to create a PowerShell profile. A PowerShell profile is simply a […]
The introduction of ‘pay for what you use’ and ‘pay as you go’ consumption models in cloud infrastructure are a dramatic departure from the traditional capital budgeting process that has underpinned decades of previous IT projects. Many business and IT managers are currently evaluating a cloud project and in weighing up the benefits on offer […]
The news that up to 7 million Dropbox usernames and passwords may have been compromised is a good opportunity for businesses to review their use of multi-factor authentication for the online services that they rely on. At this stage the Dropbox leak appears to be a result of re-use of passwords on multiple sites, not […]
The Threat Prevention feature of Palo Alto Networks firewalls protects your network in several ways. One of these is an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) that enables you to block known vulnerabilities at the network gateway. This approach to intrusion prevention helps to protect your network by detecting and blocking known attack signatures for security vulnerabilities. A recent example […]
A new security vulnerability called Shellshock has been discovered. Security experts are already calling it one of the most serious vulnerabilities of all time, even more serious than Heartbleed. The Shellshock vulnerability is present in Bash, a remote shell commonly used to remotely administer Linux-based systems. This includes many Linux distributions that are used for […]
One thing I’ve realised from working with Palo Alto Networks firewalls is how much network traffic runs over HTTPS/SSL these days. Having your web traffic secured with SSL encryption is great for when you’re using your banking website, but it also means that malicious traffic can be masked from your network’s security devices and pass […]
Setting up SSL correctly is not as simple as it looks. The basics: install the certificate and check it works. But out of the box, it might not work in all browsers, and your server might not be as secure as you think. Qualys SSL Labs is a great (free) tool to check that your […]